Ever got your mobile phone or laptop stolen? It sucks. But wait, this software from Argentina can help you recover it from the thieves!
You do not have to be a member of USA’s NSA, British GCHQ or German BND to spy on fellow citizens. You can have your own “1984” moment with the app Prey. And unlike those notorious organizations, you will have a far more justified reason: Getting back what belongs to you!
Meet your thief, his/her family & friends…
‘Prey‘ is a piece of software that you install on your computers and mobile devices. So that, when one of them is stolen, you can track them down to very precise location, activate its microphone and camera remotely or view the user actions on it from away.
Basically you will watch your thief’s house, see his face, listen to his voice, see his Facebook profile while he is busy browsing his Facebook friends or read his emails together with him, as he is doing so on your stolen computer, or mobile device. Not to forget; you will also get his coordinates of whereabouts. All you need to do is, pass this information to the police. So, you will be running your own ‘Big Brother’ show with your thief as the only contestant.
Free for most of us
Prey is a piece of software developed by the Argentinian company Prey Inc. It is free to use up to your 3 devices. If you have more devices to register, or report more than 20 cases, then you need to choose one of the paid plans.
Prey is available for most operating systems: Linux, Windows, OS-X (Apple Mac), iOS (Apple iphones/ipads) and Android.