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Apple Bolsters AirTags Privacy Measures, To Offer Android Detector App Later This Year

Thursday June 3, 2021. 08:49 PM , from Slashdot/Apple
Apple Bolsters AirTags Privacy Measures, To Offer Android Detector App Later This Year
Apple said it's adjusting its approach to its AirTags sensors, changing the time they play an alert when separated from their owner, and also creating new ways to warn people an unexpected AirTag or Find My network-enabled device is nearby. From a report: The tech giant said Thursday it's begun sending out updates to its AirTags, changing the window of time they'll make noises when potentially being used to track another person. Initially, the Apple device would play in three days. Now it'll begin to play at a random time inside a window that lasts between 8 and 24 hours. To further reassure people about its AirTags, Apple said it's developing an app for Android devices that will help people 'detect' an AirTag or Find My network-enabled device that may also be unsuspectedly 'traveling' with them. Apple iPhones already have a similar alert system built into their devices. The Android app will be released later this year.

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