Laptop theft and capture live-blogged


Prey enabled Sean to track his stolen laptop

If you were awake at 3.50am UK time, on Twitter and following author and speaker Sean Power, you'd have got more than the odd comment about tech. Instead, a decidedly geeky crime caper played out in nail-biting 140-character increments. Power found tracking software Prey ("I started using it about six months ago and never really thought about it until I needed it—and even then, it took me a while to remember!") had started firing pictures of his laptop's screen, location and user to him across the internet. The snag: said user wasn't him and Power was at the time a long way from home—and his laptop.

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