What you need to know
- A Miami-Dade police officer faces a misdemeanor charge after allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend with an AirTAg.
- Javier Magarin is accused of planting an AirTag in his ex-girlfriend's car.
- She was reportedly alerted to the device by Apple's alerts.
A Miami-Dade police officer has been relieved of his duties as a patrol officer and charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend using Apple's AirTags.
From The Miami Herald:
A defense attorney for Mr. Magarin said no formal charges had been brought and that he was an "exemplary officer", however, the report notes on two occasions that Magarin has been charged.
According to the arrest report in the case, Magarin's ex-girlfriend was tipped off by Apple's security alerts to multiple AirTags that were following her, including one in her car and another affixed to the car's undercarriage.
You can read the full report here.
Apple continues to face issues with its AirTags because of their utility not only in finding and recovering lost or stolen goods but also in tracking people without their permission.
Apple stated in February:
Apple has added more privacy warnings and improved alerts, as well as making unwanted AirTags easier to find.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
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