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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60164847

 

Apple has released an updated safety guide amid ongoing concerns over the company's AirTag devices.

The company quietly released the safety portal on Monday. The Personal User Safety Guide offers advice on how people can keep themselves and their data safe.

AirTags are designed to locate lost items using Apple's powerful 'Find My' network.

They are small button-shaped items that can be attached to keys or a wallet.

However, the BBC and other outlets have previously found evidence that AirTags have been misused to track people.

 

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Edited by cressida

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Criminals will have been using these since they first came out, months ago there were reports of car thieves hiding these on cars in Canada, then tracking them back to car parks and homes to steal them, from what i read back then  the built in safeguard only worked if you could  hear the device bleep, not helpful if its been secreted on the outside of a vehicle.

 

 

BBC same subject story back in June last year

 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57351554

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Yep, they're not new.  I've had one of these (non Apple) tags on my car keys for years.  

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16 hours ago, cressida said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60164847

 

Apple has released an updated safety guide amid ongoing concerns over the company's AirTag devices.

The company quietly released the safety portal on Monday. The Personal User Safety Guide offers advice on how people can keep themselves and their data safe.

AirTags are designed to locate lost items using Apple's powerful 'Find My' network.

They are small button-shaped items that can be attached to keys or a wallet.

However, the BBC and other outlets have previously found evidence that AirTags have been misused to track people.

 

What say you?

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Anyway any GPS tracking device could be used for criminal use, so there is no way to help you secure yourself from not being tracked. It's not the safest way to give people tracking devices

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On 28/01/2022 at 09:07, cressida said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60164847

 

Apple has released an updated safety guide amid ongoing concerns over the company's AirTag devices.

The company quietly released the safety portal on Monday. The Personal User Safety Guide offers advice on how people can keep themselves and their data safe.

AirTags are designed to locate lost items using Apple's powerful 'Find My' network.

They are small button-shaped items that can be attached to keys or a wallet.

However, the BBC and other outlets have previously found evidence that AirTags have been misused to track people.

 

What say you?

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