Investigators say that a man accused of being in illegal possession of 50,000 IDs was caught after they found an image he took of a steak and macaroni and cheese meal on Instagram. [Read more]
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Lookout has updated its security and antivirus app for Android to include a new feature called Lock Cam. If the user’s phone is stolen or an incorrect passcode or pattern is entered too many times, the app will take a picture of the assailant using the front-facing camera. The picture will then be emailed to
Twenty-seven year old Nadav Nirenberg lost his phone during a taxi ride to a music gig, only to wake up the next morning with emails from OKCupid, a dating website. As it turns out, the man who nabbed his lost iPhone was using it – along with Nirenberg’s picture – to hunt for love online.
An Apple patent application spotted Thursday by AppleInsider shows a system for detecting unusual motion via a portable gadget’s accelerometer which would sound an alarm, making said device harder to steal. The system is a simple one, without the kind of sophisticated face detection we saw in a previous application, but it could be much more effective for curbing thefts at the moment they occur.
You know how when you’re watching a bloated crime drama on TV and the cops have DNA of the suspect, they punch it into their murderer database to figure out who it must be? Imagine if law enforcement officials wanted to create that kind of database for people who steal iPhones. That is effectively what
Southern California man sentenced this week to eight years in prison for identity theft after pleading guilty to printing out his own credit cards and “government” ID.
First time accepted submitter otaku244 writes “I spent a day in Vancouver this week while working in Seattle. While I enjoyed the area, some Vancouver citizen decided to enjoy my Macbook Pro. Unfortunately, I didn’t discover this until I was already back at my Seattle hotel. Needless to say, I am quite miffed at the whole experience. Fortunately, I have LogMeIn installed on that machine. I provided the IP address to the VPD, but they say that laws don’t allow warrants solely on the physical address tied to an IP. It sounds like the silver bullet is to take a picture of the person using the laptop. The question becomes, how do I convince the guy to run a script that will take a picture of him and smtp it to me? I promise to post pics of the guy if this get’s pulled off successfully!”
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