AirTags work so well some states are considering banning them
Harassment of people using Apple AirTags appears to be so common that some states are considering banning the distribution of these tracking devices.
Apple introduced the AirTag last year and during its presentation it made it clear that they were devices with surprising precision and, therefore, would be used to find any object such as keys or wallets. But Apple did not expect these devices to be used for other types of tracking.
And, it is that, throughout the last months they have not stopped coming to light news that AirTags have been used to follow people to work or even to steal vehicles. The truth is that their excellent performance and precision have made them the preferred devices for malicious use.
The clearest and, admittedly, the most terrifying example is that an AirTag has been used to find the location of a secret German espionage agency. Yes, it sounds like the plot of a sequence in a spy movie. But this has really happened and, in fact, we publish a news with all the information about it.
It is not the only way that AirTags have been used, thieves have also begun to position them in vehicles and then follow and steal them. Although the new use that is being given to this type of device is much more specific and is harassing different people without them realizing it.
The way this works is that the AirTags are integrated into some of these people’s belongings so that later the stalker can track them without exposing themselves. Being such a disconcerting situation, several states that make up the United States have proposed to ban AirTags.
It is a rather drastic measure, but one that has begun to be considered due to the fact that there are more and more cases in which harassment by different people is seen and the common element is the AirTag. At the moment this is still in the hands of the states, although we will have to wait to see how Apple acts.
And, it is that, the fact of banning a device from a company is not something that is common and Apple may try to prevent it at all costs. We will have to be attentive to see how the situation progresses and if AirTags eventually no longer available in Ohio and New Jersey What are the states that are against it?