Imagine an app that let’s you spy on the person that might have stolen your laptop. It’s called Hidden. If your computer is stolen, Hidden will show you where it is and who has it. When you activate tracking, Hidden will locate your stolen computer anywhere on the planet, collect photos of the thief and screen shots of the computer in use.

One Hidden user started a Tumblr Blog with the images the app was able to collect. Slightly awkward to look at the person who is using your computer.

(thank you Jessi)

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  1. Here’s an article reviewing this and three similar lost-and-found applications for your Mac: Undercover, Prey, and Gadgettrak


    And just for fun, here’s how to find the “street value” of your used Mac, so you can claim it for insurance, and that.


  2. http://www.preyproject.com

    cross-platform, open source, free. :)

  3. Am I being cynical, or is this a great way to spy on your ex-girlfriend, stalk a gorgeous colleague or generally watch anyone at any time whose computer you have access to when they’re temporarily not around?

  4. As said, Prey!

  5. Theft and anger aside, these are beautiful photographs.

  6. Prey is awesome – it’s available for Android too!

  7. Yess stop giving free advertisement to hidden. Prey rocks and it’s free!
    It also has a paid version if you feel better by paying.

  8. This is awesome! It would completely freak me out when I got the computer back, but wow. Day in the life of a thief…

  9. All this buzz is probably alerting would-be thieves, pretty soon even less savvy taxi-drivers will be reformatting stolen devices before going about their… business.

  10. Don’t you see the similarities in design of those two sites? Viral marketing at it’s best.

  11. total viral marketing

  12. Staged robbery and Prey is THE best. (also for free)