December 11, 2012
Blogging break – and what thieves really look like
I’m sorry to have let my imaginary Blogging Audience down. All three of you have no doubt missed me. But, I guess the rule is: blog if you have something to say. I do now.
As this did grab me:
An APP on an iPhone that has actually taken a real, live picture of the person who stole the phone.
And then – and this is the clever bit – emailed the picture to its erstwhile owner. It’s as if the phone is phoning home and shrieking: “Help, help, set me free – a horrible, nasty, hairy villain has kidnapped me and is about to abuse me in ways that only other iPhones can imagine!”
Except (see the link): the great thing about this story is that the “thief” (I should say “alleged thief” just in case) looks very, very unlike what we’d like to imagine a thief to look like. The actual image is Strangely Shocking. “But she looks so nice!” I hear you cry. Indeed she does “look” nice. I hope she is the thief. If not, she may have to take a very clever iPhone to court for slander.
I find this worrying. It looks as though iPhones are not to be trusted.
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