Website Can Find Stolen Cameras

It uses data hidden in old photos to scan the web for new ones
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2011 5:49 PM CDT
A website can help find stolen cameras using your old digital photos.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The Consumerist takes note of a nifty website that might help you track down a stolen digital camera. The site,, works on a relatively simple formula. You drag and drop one of your old photos taken with the camera, and the site extracts signature data from it and scans the web for matches. (You can also type in the serial number.) If the thief has uploaded a photo to, say, a Facebook page or another site with a profile, you might have your culprit. Of course, it's then up to you to figure out how to get it back.

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