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AirTags vs. bad actors
#60413 12/31/21 12:35 PM
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Everyone concerned with privacy and safety should be aware of this: Are Apple AirTags Being Used to Track People and Steal Cars?


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jchuzi #60427 01/01/22 01:10 PM
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Re: AirTags vs. bad actors
jchuzi #60431 01/01/22 11:00 PM
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My response to the first article was to buy an AirTag to put in an inconspicuous place in my new car. Not only does it provide the ability to find my car if it is stolen, it is another way to locate it in the DFW airport parking lot. (Once my return flight went to a different terminal than I departed from and I didn't notice the difference and spent hours searching the wrong, but otherwise identical, parking garage.)

My response to the AI editorial is it is not just law enforcement (the police, prosecutors, judges etc.) that haven't caught up with tag stalking and tag use in theft, the legislature's need to appropriately amend the laws so law enforcement will have something to enforce and the $$$$$ needed for equipment, staff, and training to do the job. This should be covered under Biden's cyber security initiative, but it appears that the majority reaction to that by law enforcement, government, and even businesses is a collective yawn, opting out, and finger pointing at big tech. Ignorance is NOT bliss!



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