Stolen laptop donated

Staff writer
12 Aug 2013

We've likely all read stories about stolen devices being returned to their owners after being tracked with clever apps, but its rare the owner gives it away. To a family in Iran.

Dom del Torto, a London-based animator, traced his stolen laptop to Tehran using an application that reported the unit's location and took pictures using the built-in camera.

After posting the pictures online, a family in the city contacted del Torto explaining they bought it in good faith and didn't realize it was stolen.

He responded by offering them the laptop as an apology for invading their privacy by posting the pictures online.

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