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article imageMacBook owner remotely captures criminal on camera

By Christopher Bates     Jun 2, 2011 in Crime
Oakland - A designer from California had his Apple MacBook stolen just days after moving into his new apartment in Oakland. The man was one step ahead though, using theft-tracking software to (quite literally) capture the criminal.
Joshua Kaufman remotely photographed Muthanna Aldebashi through software he had previously installed on his laptop. The photographs, which were later posted on Kaufman's blog and Twitter page, show the 27-year-old cab driver in bed, asleep on the couch and even driving his car.
After receiving little interest from the local police, Kaufman sparked global attention through the use of social media. Aldebashi was later arrested (after police arranged a cab ride) and Kaufman's MacBook returned.
Kaufman said: "I wasn't sure if it [the software] would work because I never tested it before. [They] were honestly really boring photos - people staring into the screen. But some were definitely more humorous."
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