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Prey Business adds Anti-Theft and Mass Management features for more secure mobile environments

by Matias Wolff July 19, 2017

San Francisco, July 19, 2017 – Prey Software, provider of the cross-platform, open source anti-theft software that protects more than eight million mobile devices, today announced a new version of its enterprise offering with improved anti-theft and multi-device management capabilities. The new geofencing and file retrieval capabilities in Prey Business helps small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) secure devices before they can be lost or stolen, while advanced search, labeling, and mass action tools enable organizations to track and control in environments with 30 or more devices.

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Track your device, and snap the Prey ;-)

by Matias Wolff April 28, 2017

CBS 5 ran a story on how Prey helps recover lost devices and how all its features work, along with one of our many success stories by not only talking with an user who recovered his notebook, but also showing how Prey works in real time.

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The oddities presented during the World Mobile Congress 2017

by Matias Wolff March 31, 2017

The past World Mobile Congress showcased many new things. We would have loved to be there! Thanks to the Internet we can meet the latest products that companies presented during this event aimed at the  specialized press and IT experts from all over the world. We got to know the weirdest and most interesting novelties of the convention. 

Just as some things caught the eye of everybody, there were some lesser known models that worked as an experiment of things to come and trends that might be getting just a little bit too extreme.

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Post mortem: why Prey was down, how we fixed it and what's next.

by Matias Wolff July 21, 2015

On Sunday, July 19th, 2015, Prey experienced an incident that lasted well into Monday 20th, effectively suspending all of our services and keeping users from being able to log into their accounts. We alerted our users on Sunday through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and we were able to detail the status of the issue in two separate blog posts that explained how everything unraveled the next day.

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Prey’s back!

by patricio July 20, 2015

We’re super glad and relieved to say that Prey is finally back from the dead. As you may have noticed, our service was down for several hours due to issues with our hosting provider. It was merely an administrative problem that took us too long to resolve, and we truly apologize for all the inconveniences it may have caused. We’re still analyzing how and why the issue happened - it was a big one, but we learn from our mistakes.

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Our service is down and we're working to solve it

by Matias Wolff July 20, 2015

Hi, the Prey Team here. So you probably already noticed our service is currently down, which means there’s no way to access your Prey account - therefore, you’ll be unable to use any of the features Prey normally provides.

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Prey now working with police force against theft

by Matias Wolff July 10, 2015

Last week we talked extensively about the dangers of daring to retrieve a stolen device all by yourself. There are many… even deadly ones. No phone or laptop—or whatever’s in them—is worth risking your life. Our final advice: please go to the police. If your devices are ever stolen, report them to the authorities.

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How Prey Anti-Theft Helped Farmer Recover Stolen Goods

by Matias Wolff May 26, 2015

Although Prey Anti-Theft is an app intended to recover lost and stolen phones and laptops, a chilean businessman got creative — and used it to recover sacks of stolen produce.

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The upgrade process begins

by Rodrigo Aliste April 23, 2015

Times have changed, and so has Prey.

For some time now we've been working on a completely new and stronger agent for laptops, and it's finally ready for battle. Starting today, we will begin the upgrade process for all devices belonging to free accounts that aren't currently reported missing. This rollout upgrades the Prey agent to its latest version, which greatly improves device location and responsiveness, and also lays out the foundation for some of the new features we've been working on.

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The founding feathers are back

by Tomás October 29, 2014

If you're old enough to have seen the moment when Prey, the Prey Project, was born, you might remember that our logo used to be a realistic condor: a massive vulture native to the Andes mountains, that can grow up to two meters wide with its wings fully open. Basically a huge terrifying beast.

What you probably don't know is that the original condor logo was the product of a one-minute Google search for something like "big threatening bird that is about to eat something that is also big", and a following two-minute "convert bitmap to path" command on Inkscape using the first or second entry for that search.

Those were the days.

Some months later we got to run Prey on a phone for the first time, using a G2 Android that we were lucky enough to get at the I/0 conference in 2009. (Oh yes, young ones. There was a time when you could actually get into Google's event just by buying a ticket). Then we realized that we needed a squarish icon, and that our current horizontal big logo wouldn't fly for that purpose, so we had to figure something out.

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