If your phone has ever been stolen, you probably realized that the chances of recovering your phone due to theft are slim to none.  A recent iPhone theft victim by the name of Katy McCaffrey had a different idea when it came to tracking down the stolen good.

If your phone has ever been stolen, you probably realized that the chances of recovering your phone due to theft are slim to none.  A recent iPhone theft victim by the name of Katy McCaffrey had a different idea when it came to tracking down the stolen good. 

McCaffrey was able to track down the supposed iPhone thief with the help of Apple’s Photo Stream, an image cloud storage service.   Images of a man, taken with an iPhone, were pushed into McCaffrey’s Photo Stream, and the man was immediately identified by McCaffrey as the culprit. 

There are no clear evidences that the phone definitely belongs to McCaffrey, but yet she insists that the man, whom McCaffrey tagged as “Nelson," is the thief.  Perhaps the images sent to McCaffrey’s Photo Stream were actually due to a server error or other IT related problems. 

None of that matters to McCaffrey, however, as Nelson’s pictures were then taken and placed into a Facebook album which McCaffrey dubbed as “Stolen iPhone Adventures,” and a face shot of Nelson was tagged “Nelson stole my iPhone.” 

If this Photo Stream incident reveals that Nelson is indeed the iPhone thief then maybe people have a new tool to trace their stolen phones.  But if Nelson isn’t the perpetrator then we might have to start questioning Photo Stream’s security and privacy measures.