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How to track stolen computers

by Alegoo92 / April 8, 2007 11:50 AM PDT

Flickr user TOPSHOT has recently had her black MacBook stolen, but was lucky enough to get photos of the thieves (automatically uploaded to Flickr).

A plea to BOL/Flickr/ect. users:

How can she track where the computer is? Odds are with help from some Flickr personnel and maybe even an official she can obtain the computers IP address and go from there.

Any help, her dilemma is pretty beat...

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Report to apple the stolen unit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2007 11:59 PM PDT

Sometimes the thief takes it on for repair under warranty. They look it up and get nailed.


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nvm--- i think its a hoax.
by Alegoo92 / April 9, 2007 1:32 AM PDT

The images appear on TOPSHOT's other websites, and she has yet to respond to any of the many arguments implying that this is fake. And according to Flickr, they cannot disclose IP until the user (TOPSHOT) contacts them, not me...

Why hasnt she done anything yet? I think because its a lie.


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(NT) (NT) BoingBoing just called it a hoax.
by udayan71 / April 9, 2007 8:03 AM PDT
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Check out Undercover
by dizzydogg / April 9, 2007 10:11 PM PDT
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Yea i saw that
by Alegoo92 / April 9, 2007 10:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Check out Undercover

Looks really cool too.


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Another way
by oceans777 / April 10, 2007 12:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Yea i saw that

My new Sony Vaio VGN-UX390N actually comes with a LoJack tracking service that you can sign up for.

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