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The Odd Tale of a Stolen Laptop Recovered by Victim’s Twitter Posse

Writer Sean Power was the victim of laptop thievery in Brooklyn; a type of gankery that rattles many of us to our very core. Luckily for him, he was using open source anti-theft program Prey and was able to track -- and eventually retrieve -- his stolen electronic lifeblood with the help of a posse of his Twitter followers who happened to be in the area of the tracked stolen laptop.

The story is actually quite interesting, and is even accompanied by a log of tweets documenting the tracking and recovery process, but some feel the story may actually be a hoax -- a secret marketing ploy for the security software. Read on after the break for the interesting tale.

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