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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Apple knows AirTags can be abused and is trying to get ahead of it #rwanda #RwOT #George Floyd

Apple knows AirTags can be abused and is trying to get ahead of it

Sometimes, you don't want things to "just work" for everyone. 

On Tuesday, Apple announced a slew of new products at its "Spring Loaded" event. One of those products, AirTags, is a tiny disc that allows for the easy tracking of objects — or, as Apple hints at in its AirTags press release — unwilling people. 

The basic idea behind AirTags is straightforward enough: People frequently misplace small but important items like keys or wallets, and an attached Bluetooth device that relays its location back to a linked iPhone makes it easy locate those items if they've gone missing. 

Combined with Apple's Find My app (and a network of other Find My users scattered across a city), AirTag owners can track down their lost keys even if they're not within immediate Bluetooth range.  Read more...

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