"Find My Phone": Short Film About Stolen Cell

Posted by Megalith 5:03 PM (CST)

Sunday December 18, 2016

This is a short documentary that follows a stolen phone by means of spyware. To catch a thiefآ…

The filmmaker, Anthony van der Meer, rigged an Android cellphone with Cerebus, a command-and-control system for Android that can survive a memory wipe. The app allowed van der Meer to record video, take photos, and even listen in on calls آ– all while tracking the phone around Amsterdam. Van der Meer pieced together a life out of fragments of the thief’s life and, when he finally faced the thief, he pulled back into anonymity, letting the phone go.