His efforts were successful and the computer was returned, Joshua Kaufman went online and used Twitter and a blog to help track down his stolen laptop.
Just before the laptop was stolen Joshua had installed theft-tracking software.
Theft-tracking software sends photos taken by the computer s built-in camera of the unauthorized user. The images from that software arrived in his inbox were grainy, low-lit and intimate.
Kaufman took the images to police, who did not help him so he published the pictures on Twitter and in a blog titled "This Guy Has My MacBook." People who followed Joshua on twitter retweeted it.On the same day that he posted his website on Twitter police arrested 27-year-old cab driver, Muthanna Aldebashi. Police nabbed him when they recognized his face. Aldebashi was being held in an Oakland jail on $20,000 bail