From reading a patent filed by RIM it seems they are looking to eventually have a feature that would change your security features based on your location. So let’s say you’re at work your security settings will be possibly higher then when your at home. The patent is titled “Computing Device with Environment Aware Features” and states:
“A method and mobile electronic device are provided which automatically adjust settings based on the environment of the mobile electronic device. The settings of the mobile electronic device which are adjusted may be security settings, filter settings, or status for instant messaging in dependence on the determined location of the mobile electronic device.”
As smartphones become more important in our everyday use this patent – if ever seen the light of day – will only make things better. What are your thoughts?