Stolen iPad Sends Picture of Possible Thieves to Owner Via iCloud

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    Another really fascinating story appears in the UK’s Daily Mail today that once again shows that thieves’ ignorance about new technology may be catching them out. According to the report, software engineer Tom Clarke had his iPad stolen when he was Christmas shopping in Sussex in the UK on December 19. A little while after the iPad went missing, and after having sent a remote message to lock down the iPad so that the thieves would not be able to use it, Tom noticed that he was receiving some strange pictures on his iPhone via iCloud, which would appear to have been taken using the stolen iPad’s camera in the few hours prior to when the iPad was remote-locked. The series of photos, one of which is shown here were of a smirking man in a woolly hat and a dog. Other pictures of someone wheeling along two pink suitcases also appeared in the stream. Of course the man in the picture is not necessarily a thief, but he may well be able to solve the mystery of the missing iPad, so let’s hope someone recognizes him.

    Source: iPad owner receives pictures of man taken on tablet camera 2 hours after it was stolen | Mail Online
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    That looks just like my dad. No lie.
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    Let's hope it's cleared up. iPads are so personal and I would hate to lose mine. I'm paranoid about it so it never sees the light of day without me keeping a close eye on it.

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    So is your dad going to return the iPad or what?

    Lol.
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    Wouldn't the find my iPad app be able to tell him the exact location of the iPad?
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    Well my dad is dead. Has been for two years. But it still looks like him!

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    That dude looks creepy. He's the thief ;)[HR][/HR]
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    Wonder if they were stupid enough to geotag (if thats what its called) the image?

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    Wow! Only crooks and thieves would dare to be this glaringly stupid! I hope the device was successfully wiped.
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    This is an interesting information about apple i pad
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    If geotagging is activated in the settings - it is not done individually when taking the photo...
    Though I think I do not leave my iPad out of sight, it might be better to keep the Fotostream and geotag on... Unfortunately only WiFi is mine...
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    How do I turn on security so that if my iPad is stolen they can not use it
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    That's creepy!!!
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    My iPhone and iPad 2 with 3G does automatically. Even when I'm on wifi it puts me at the local of the server from the ISP. Open your photos and click the places tab.

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    So does mine on wifi but if it should be stolen it will not send until back on wifi - and will not continuously be tracked, but only when on a wifi network...

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