Jan 20, 2022

Apple AirTags - "A perfect tool for stalking"

The BBC has spoken to six women in the US who say they have been tracked using Apple AirTags. On releasing them, Apple said that "AirTags are designed to track items not people". Apple says AirTags will make a beeping sound between 8-24 hours after a device is detected moving with an unregistered phone. Anna Mahaney says Apple Support told her this could be why she hasn't been able to find the AirTag: "It looks like what could have happened in my case was that the person that owns the AirTag tracked me until I got home, and then they turned off the AirTag." The BBC put these criticisms to Apple, who said: "We take customer safety very seriously and are committed to AirTag's privacy and securityIf users ever feel their safety is at risk, they are encouraged to contact local law enforcement, who can work with Apple to provide any available information about the unknown AirTag."

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