Thieves Caught When Lost Cam Phones Home

Here's a bit of an odd news. Odd but definetely nice news. It sometimes still surprises me what technology can do.. Alison DeLauzon ... thumbnail 1 summary
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Here's a bit of an odd news. Odd but definetely nice news. It sometimes still surprises me what technology can do..

Alison DeLauzon thought the snapshots and home videos of her infant son were gone for good when she lost her digital camera while on vacation in Florida.

Then a funny thing happened: her camera "phoned home."

Equipped with a special memory card with wireless Internet capability, DeLauzon's camera had not only automatically sent her holiday pictures to her computer, but had even uploaded photos of the miscreants who swiped her equipment bag after she accidentally left it behind at a restaurant.The guy who stole the camera also took a picture of his accomplice holding the camera.

The Eye-Fi camera includes a 2 GB SD memory card which automatically uploads the photos to a home computer or an online photosharing service as soon as the user is linked to a familiar wireless network. Luckily, the culprits passed by an unsecured network, whose factory-installed setting matched that of DeLauzon's home system, and the Eye-Fi automatically shipped the photos.

Lauzon's experience shows the rise of technology and empowering gadgets and people to protect themselves and priceless data they contain.



1 comment

little light said...

wow. that is amazing!

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