I’ve found this clip on Gizmodo, which is pretty awesome. Click and watch it, it’s totally worthed (the good part starts at about 3:15 minutes):
However, there are some interesting less technical ideas being discussed in the comments:
- How can one be sure that the user is actually the thief? I mean, thieves usually try to get rid as quick as possible of the stolen goods
- Given #1, is it okay to publicly humiliate a person like this? This video will surely become viral and will be seen by millions world wide and for sure will have a very negative impact on Mel Guzman’s life, a guy who is – until proven otherwise – innocent.
- Invading somebody else’s privacy and post stolen images on the web is wrong. I mean, the ZoZ guy is no better than the thief.
- Posting stolen naked photos of unknown women on the Internet and showing them on a public forum is very wrong. For all we know, these women didn’t know that the guy they were email images to was a suspect of thievery. They were engaged in a private conversation and ZoZ violated the confidentiality of their correspondence – an act which I think is a felony in the US.
My opinion is that, while is great to use your skill and computer knowledge to recover your stolen goods, you should do so without causing harm to innocent bystanders. I wonder what would happen if the “lady with da big booty” decides to sue this guy. I’d be happy to hear a lawyer’s opinion on the subject…