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Stolen Camera Finder

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You’ve just taken a dozens of images you were planning to sell or add to your website when you suddenly realize that you don’t have your camera. Has it been lost or stolen? Then you’re thinking of all the pictures on your camera: what will the people that stole it or found your camera do with them? Will they simply delete them, or will the pictures end up on the web, possibly Photoshopped in some undesirable way? Then you’re thinking why the industry hasn’t introduced passwords on consumer cameras, or a function that will self-destruct the camera, or something like a Lo-Jack for cameras, or a camera finder of any kind…

So you can’t remotely delete the photos and you can’t destroy the camera. The next best thing is to use stolen camera finder. All you have to do is drag and drop one of the images you had taken with the camera previously onto the page and the site will show search results of other images that have been taken with the exact same camera. This service works by using Exif data embedded within your photo to search the web for photos taken with the same camera.

If you don’t have any photos handy that have been taken with the stolen camera, you can also type your camera’s ‘internal’ serial number if you have it (usually not the one on the box) into a search box to see who’s posting pictures with your camera. Exif is a standard used by digital cameras and other electronics and may also include your camera’s ‘internal’ serial number. This may be a long shot, and if your camera isn’t listed, this tool won’t work. It also won’t work searching on Facebook or MySpace because they scrape the Exif info from the photos according to the site.

(To see the actual data your current camera embeds within your photos, try Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer.)

See what can happen if you have an Eye-Fi card installed in your lost/stolen camera.

Anonymous Web Surfing

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Surf the web anonymously without leaving a browsing history with . Use it to visit websites you don’t quite trust, like brand new websites, or use it to get around your firewall when testing or visiting sites.

Start surfing by entering any URL into their web address box and click the ‘begin browsing’ button. You have the choice to remove all cookies, scripts, ads and referrer information. The site you visit will not know who you are and won’t be able to place cookies recording your visit. Visiting a site through a proxy service like this one will protect your privacy and prevent the site from collecting information about your visit. You are only sharing your information with proxy service.

Google Code University

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At the Google Code University (GCU) does not require registration and materials are free to use. It includes tutorials and courses on advanced topics, video lectures and exercises. Find courses like , and and lots of info on .

Free URL Redirect Service

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Unlike other services offering redirects, Jambai’s comes without ads. You can sign up for a free sub-domain name and use it to access your website, no matter where it is hosted. Visitors to your site won’t see your URL in the address space of the browser, only the chosen sub-domain. The site claims to not tolerate any spamming used in conjunction with using their service. They will also delete any account that has been inactive for a year or more.

Surf The Web Anonymousely

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Tired of having your IP recorded by every single site you visit on the web? Anonymouse promises to hide your IP address and instead show their own. No installation of additional software is necessary; all you need is your browser to go directly to Anonymouse. The service is free, but you can also get an upgraded version without advertising. Anonymouse also has a toolbar available that offers even more privacy features. Of course, no service is ever absolutely secure…