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Apple’s Device has Become a Perfect Stalking Tool

Amber Norsworthy lives in Mississippi with her four children. She got home on 27 December at 3 Pm. She received a notification on her phone. The notification told her that an unknown device had been following her movements.Ms. Norsworthy went on to the ‘Find My’ app on her iPhone. It showed me my whole route. It said ‘the last time the owner saw your location was 15:02’ and I was like, ‘that’s now, I’m at home’. She contacted the police, who told her they didn’t know what to do. She has yet to find the device, which she believes is somewhere in her car.

She says Apple’s Support was able to confirm it was an AirTag. She said that she will watch her surroundings very closely now.  The BBC has spoken to six women in the US who say they have been tracked using Apple’s AirTags. The button-sized devices are designed to work with Apple’s ‘Find My’ network to locate lost items. But there have been multiple reports in the US of the devices being used to track people.

Apple’s said that they take customer safety very seriously and are committed to AirTag’s privacy and security. The company also says AirTags have better security features than rival products. However, there is growing evidence that they are being used for criminal activity across the US.

People with an iPhone would be alerted if an unregistered AirTag was moving with them. And the AirTags would make a beeping noise when separated from an owner for a period of time. In December, the company also released an app that Android users can download. Tracker Detect allows users who aren’t on the iOS operating system to be notified of a rogue AirTag.

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