Ever had your camera stolen ??? Every photo you take with your digital camera contains hidden information about the images (such as the settings used to take it) and the camera (such as the make, model and unique serial number used to identify it). This is known as "exif" data.
The stolencamerafinder site is able to crawl the net for photos that were taken using virtually any given digital camera (except Sony models) and this has enabled people to track down many stolen cameras.
Matt Burns, a 30-year-old software engineer from Bristol, England, said he created the site in 2009 but it wasn't until about April this year, when Burns improved the site while on a holiday in Cambodia, that its popularity surged from 30-50 hits a day to around 50,000 unique visitors a day.