Google and Apple Collaborate to Combat Location Tracker Stalking

Users will then have the option to locate the tracker audibly and receive instructions on how to disable it.


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In a joint effort to address concerns surrounding Bluetooth trackers, Google and Apple have announced a partnership aimed at enhancing user privacy and safety.

Soon, both iPhone and Android users with updated software will receive alerts notifying them of the presence of a nearby wireless location tracking device. This initiative seeks to empower users who may unknowingly be tracked and wish to take action to prevent it.

The move comes as a response to the potential misuse of Bluetooth trackers, exemplified by devices like Apple’s AirTag, which have been both a boon for locating lost items and a tool exploited by criminals for tracking individuals without their consent.

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