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A Filmmaker Gets His Phone Intentionally Stolen For This Interesting Short Documentary

For Anthony van der Meer’s short documentary “Find My Phone,” van der Meer intentionally got his phone stolen and then used previously installed software to spy on the thief and the phone’s eventual fate.

Van der Meer staged his stunt in Amsterdam, a city that has 17 phones reported stolen daily.

Watch the short documentary, which touches on issues of cybersecurity and surveillance in addition to larceny, below.