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Apple introduces additional privacy enhancements for AirTag

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Apple’s AirTag has several privacy features built in, including one that prevents people from using the device to track or track other people without their knowledge. However, it is far from a perfect system and since it is still a relatively new product it could be improved.

That’s exactly what Apple is doing, as the company recently announced a number of changes designed to improve the privacy of the device. One of these changes includes the audible warning the AirTag emits when it has been disconnected from its owner. When started, the AirTag would play a tone after being disconnected from its owner for three days.

With the change, the AirTag will now beep at a random time within an interval of eight and 24 hours after it has been disconnected from its owner. Presumably this is done to make it less predictable.

The AirTag also comes with a feature that will notify iPhone users when an unknown AirTag is in their vicinity, but Apple will also be developing an app for Android users that will do the same. At the moment AirTags are not usable on Android and this new app is not going to change that, but it will let Android users know in case an AirTag is being used to track them.

Filed in Apple> Gadgets. Read more about Airtags, Android, Apps, iOS and data protection. Source: 9to5mac

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