Google Drive Upload May Help Capture Thieves

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Google Drive is one of the best services out there in terms of cloud services and it just might end up helping authorities catch a thief. A pizza delivery driver in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania had his car, phone and cash stolen but luckily he also had his Google account set to auto upload any recently taken pictures and video.

The driver was making a delivery for Best Quality Pizza in Lansdowne early Monday to the Park Lane East apartments along Beverly Boulevard and he returned to find his car gone, police said. Along with it, $500 cash and his white Motorola smartphone.

Police were able to find the car a few hours later but the thieves had the presence of mind to switch the GPS off on the Motorola phone they stole. Although they didn’t think about the auto upload to Google Drive and that remained on allowing the victim to get their photos. Now police are searching for these two individuals in order to question them and find out if they were indeed involved with the theft.

“I was shocked,” said the man who asked to keep his identity hidden.”It would be nice if I got my phone back, but I think the most important thing is that they’re off the streets.”

While cloud storage can be a privacy concern for some, it can also be a good lead for law enforcement when the thieves are too dumb to switch off Google Drive auto upload.

  Source: NBC
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