Yet another stolen laptop has been recovered, thanks to a public broadcast of digital information from the computer in question — including photos of its new user.
On Tuesday night, software programmer Joshua Kaufman got his MacBook back. It had been stolen two months prior. The recovery was thanks to the blog Kaufman started called ThisGuyHasMyMacBook, which was populated with screenshots and pictures Kaufman collected using a security app called Hidden he had installed before the computer was stolen.
Kaufman was able to see everything that was happening on his laptop from afar and take photos of its possessor using the built-in camera. (Note: The photos show the new user, but the Oakland Police Department is still investigating to determine whether he was involved in stealing the computer from Kaufman.)