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A photo taken from the front-facing camera of a smartphone by a security app when an incorrect password is entered too many times. The person attempting access does not know the theftie was taken and emailed to the owner of the device. See selfie.


A still picture of one's self, typically taken with a smartphone that has a front-facing camera. A video selfie is a video recording rather than a still image. People take so many selfies these days that a phone's front-facing camera is often called a "selfie camera."

Selfie Stick
A selfie stick is a telescopic pole that extends the smartphone out several feet. It lets people take a more natural selfie without their arm showing. In addition, more background scenery can be photographed when the camera is extended farther out. See selfie drone, ballot selfie, front-facing camera and theftie.

The GoTech Selfie Stick
This young couple is using a GoTech stick to take a selfie in front of an ancient Native American altar. The GoTech and phone are paired via Bluetooth, and the photo is taken by pressing a button on the handle (for information, visit

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