Laptop Thief Gets Exposed by Hidden Security Camera App
Posted by computeraddicted on June 1, 2011
Joshua Kaufman didn’t just sit back and watch when his laptop was stolen — he continued to watch it being stolen, days later. Yup, thanks to Hidden, an app that collects webcam pics and screenshots when a computer is stolen, Kaufman knows just what his MacBook thief looks like.
The MacBook in question was lifted from interaction designer Kaufman‘s Oakland, CA, apartment March 21, along with a few pieces of jewelry. Luckily, Kaufman had installed the Hidden app on his computer back in December, which allowed him to capture pictures of the thief — as well as his Google ID — and create a Tumblr dedicated to the missing computer, This Guy Has My MacBook, which went live last Friday.
According to Kaufman, despite the fact that he has told police where the MacBook is — thanks to Hidden — no progress had been made on its recovery. When asked if he thinks he’ll get his computer back, Kaufman replied: “I believe in the power of good.”
You hear that, dude who supposedly has Kaufman’s MacBook? He believes in you. So why don’t you go ahead and return that sucker to its rightful owner?
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