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Google, Apple gear to raise tracking tag stalker alarm

May 14, 2024

Google and Apple are rolling out an anti-stalking feature for Android 6.0+ and iOS 17.5 that will issue an alert if some scumbag is using a gadget like an AirTag or similar to clandestinely track the user.

Basically, if someone places a hidden tracking tag in your bag, car, or something else that you take with you, and your phone or tablet detects that unpaired Bluetooth-based tag as you move around, it’s a clear sign someone’s trying to stalk your location using the secret tag, and your own device will alert you to it.

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