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The Most Controlling Smartphone Ever Made

•, By David Talbot
 This is one smartphone your boss and IT guy will love.
New Android models loaded with software from a Boston-based startup, Optio Labs, provide a smart way to secure a device. They control what data you can access and what you can do based on who you’re with, what time it is, what other apps you’re using, and where you are—right down to the specific room.
The technology’s most unusual trick is its room-specific security and access settings: the phone would only show you sensitive company data—or conversely, block things like e-mail, camera, or texting functions—when in range of a Bluetooth beacon sending a cryptographic tether.

Your location in the room (as opposed to a hallway) could be further confirmed through a signal sent via a near-field-communications device—perhaps the one in your boss’s phone, which you’d have to bump to get initial access, depending on the settings.

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