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Police use Twitter to track iPad owner 6,000 miles away

tjs44 (109275) writes | about 2 years ago

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tjs44 writes "North Yorkshire Police in the UK used Twitter to reunite a lost iPad with its Thai owner. The iPad was handed in earlier this year and PC Ed Rogerson was convinced that social media could help find its owner. Using photographs which were accessible without logging on to the device, PC Rogerson found a photo of a flight ticket and several photographs of the owner. He tweeted a photo, which was re-tweeted over 2,000 times, and searched Twitter to find the name on the plane ticket. The search led to an inactive Twitter account in the owner's name, and by contacting one of her followers, PC Rogerson was able to make contact."
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