My name is Dom, and I live in London, UK.
My laptop was stolen from my home in February 2013 and in March 2013 tracking software revealed that it had turned up in Tehran, Iran!
I shared this information with the UK police dealing with the matter and they said that they were regretfully unable to help.
I regarded this as the end of the matter, and the end of my laptop.
On 12th April 2013 I decided to share the data the laptop recovered on this Tumblr blog as an amusing story for my friends to enjoy.
It seemed to me that a laptop that went missing from London and turned up in Iran was like a space probe landing on a distant planet and beaming back proof of intelligent life.
My friends really enjoyed the story.
And shared it with other friends.
Who also really enjoyed the story and shared it with other friends.
As the story circulated, I started to receive messages from concerned individuals warning of privacy issues and the possible harm and distress the blog may cause the people in the photos.
I hadn’t really considered any of this, as I hadn’t expected the story to get so much attention.
So I hid the identity of the people in the photos.
Then one of the people in the photos contacted me and asked me to remove the pictures. They were very upset.
I could understand why.
The people shown on the blog site are not thieves.
The safety and well being of private individuals is more important than any possession, although I still miss my laptop I do not wish ill on anyone.
The people who now have my laptop have been good enough to get in touch and therefore the tracking software has done it’s job.
Thank you for all your interest in my laptop.