Ripped from the headlines — tracking a suspect with his cell phone

Yesterday I wrote about some of the legal issues in searching cell phones. Today, the Washington Post reports about the search for computer software millionaire John McAfee–your computer may run antivirus software from the company he founded–wanted for questioning in a neighbor’s death in November, and how a hacker used information embedded in a photo McAfee sent to track him down in Guatemala. Part cautionary tale about the info our smart phones reveal (well, yours–I don’t have one), and part intriguing story of genius gone astray. No matter which, it offers lots of potential for complicating your own stories of mystery and intrigue.

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