A Filmmaker Tracked a Phone Thief with a Hidden App And Made a Film About It

Find My Phone.

  • · Posted 14 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

Intrigued by what thieves do once they snatch a smartphone, Dutch film Anthony van der Meer downloaded security software "Cerberus" on a decoy Android phone and intentionally had his phone stolen (which actually took 4 days). He was then able to track the culprit for weeks on end, recording the tracking process and turning it into a 22-minute documentary called Find My Phone.

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The software gave him access to his phone remotely, allowing him to activate the camera, microphone, GPS, and check what apps were still on the device.

Watch the short documentary above.

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