Apple publishes safety guide for AirTag

Apple has released a new personal safety user guide for its AirTag following concerns about the use of the device tracker for stalking.

AirTags can be attached to items like wallets, keys, and bags to help users find them when misplaced.

But the BBC, alongside other media outlets, has discovered evidence to suggest that the device has been used to track people.

Apple said that the guide is a resource for anyone who is concerned about or experiencing technology-enabled abuse, stalking, or harassment.

The tech giant said that the guide can help people cut digital ties with those they no longer want to be connected to.

The technology works by sending out a Bluetooth signal able to be detected by nearby devices.
These devices send the location of the AirTag to iCloud – then users can go to the Find My app and see it on a map. If an AirTag is nearby, the iPhone can lead a person straight to it with Precision Finding.

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