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Find My iPhone is creating a new generation of vigilantes



Find My iPhone is creating a new generation of vigilantes


It seems that some users using the famous native iPhone feature have gone on a little hunt for the criminal to find stolen smartphones. Like? Here is the answer:

Remember when your parents told you that your life is worth more than anything a thief wants to take from you? It seems that some phone owners, tempted by GPS-tracking apps like ‘Find My iPhone’, ignore mom’s advice and go after the criminals themselves in hopes of getting their smartphones back.

The New York Times delved into it with a couple of iPhone vigilantes, and as you might expect, not all cell phone recovery missions are doing so well. But there are also some incredible stories, including a man who proposed himself on OkCupid, posing as a woman, to lure the thief out of his hiding place.

Would you ever do such a thing? Would you even be willing to go to the thief’s house? Let me know in the comments.