Thief Steals Laptop But Returns Data

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A professor in Sweden had his laptop stolen, but the thief mailed him a USB drive with all of the data from his computer. The professor left his bag in the hallway of his apartment building for a few minutes when he went to check on his laundry. When he returned the bag was missing. The thief only took the laptop and a week later mailed the professor his backed-up data. What a thoughtful thief.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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