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May 29 2012   2:26PM GMT

Stolen iPhone exposes thief

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Katy McCaffrey assumed she had lost her iPhone and would never see it again when it was missing after she had been on a Caribbean cruise, but that was not the end.

A few weeks later, the iPhone began uploading images to the internet. The thief was using the iPhone to take pictures, but was unaware that they were being uploaded.

As soon as McCaffrey saw the images, she forwarded them to the cruise company, which was able to identify the thief as a member of their staff, according to reports.

The cruise company confirmed that the suspected thief had been placed on administrative leave and promised to return the iPhone to McCaffrey as soon as the ship returned from its current cruise.

Would-be thieves beware. Smartphones are smarter than you think. GPS functionality also means owners can usually track down their devices, providing they have installed the relevant app.

 

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