Students to get laptop trackers

“Students in NI will soon be able to have a tracker installed in their laptops free of charge by the police. It follows a series of burglaries in which laptops were stolen in the Holylands area of Belfast, where many students live. If a computer is stolen, officers hope they will able to use the tracker to trace its movements remotely. A PSNI spokeswoman said the ‘green light to purchase the relevant software had been given’. A start date for the scheme is yet to be decided upon, however the spokeswoman said it would be ‘sometime in the near future’ …” (more)

[BBC News, 12 February]

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