So, are there any actual examples of lost or stolen devices being recovered this way?
I'm curious about what happens after you (ideally) determine the location of the computer and get the thief's e-mail address and photograph. Is it actually true that you can simply go to the police, and they will make the thief give the computer back to you? I seem to recall vaguely hearing of cases where someone identified the thief, but still couldn't recover their computer.
In short, perhaps this software should be called "Prey: computer locator and thief identifier". Actual recovery of the stolen device is beyond the capabilities of the software. Or is it?