We live in a digital age. Technologies unimaginable 50 years ago are now part of our daily lives. Homes, businesses, entire industries, even nations, rely on these technologies to function in a normal manner. We are the most technologically advanced people the planet has ever seen; and we are fully dependent on that same technology.
Take today’s example. The East Hampton News reported that police have a fresh lead in the case of a home invasion and burglary that occurred in late July of this year. They have ascertained and distributed an image of a man taken using one of the laptops stolen in the robbery. That is a huge break for police in cracking this case.
But, just how did they get the information? The suspected robber opened up a social networking account which was still logged in from the previous user. He then accidentally took a picture of himself using the laptop’s built-in webcam. Hopefully this not-so-bright thief will be caught in the near future and the victims can have some peace of mind (and their stuff) returned to them.