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Android app now snaps your phone thief's image

  • Security software maker Lookout is giving Android users a way to catch Smartphone thieves. A new feature in Lookout Security & Antivirus for Android called Lock Cam automatically snaps a photo from the phone's front-facing camera after three unsuccessful unlock attempts. Lookout then sends you an e-mail about the attempted invasion, along with a photo of the culprit. Users can then log into Lookout.com to see the location of their phone as well as its location history. To use Lock Cam App you'll need a phone running Android 2.3 or higher with a front-facing camera. Of course, you'll also need to set a PIN or unlock pattern, which you can do through Android Settings.