Google seeks location-based patent that modifies smartphone security in the unknown

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Google is seeking a location-based patent that will keep people’s smartphones more safer when they travel out of the country. The search giant applied for a patent that modifies your smartphone’s security depending on where you are. The idea is for the phone to ask for a code or any other security measure (beyond slide-to-unlock) once the owner of the handset travels to parts unknown.

Ultimately, once Google lands this new technology, it may just sit in their treasure trove of patents. Who knows maybe this can be something they offer exclusively to future Motorola devices. That prospect would be interesting.

[USPTO; via engadget]

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