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What you need to know

  • A woman found an AirTag attached to her car after being warned by her iPhone.
  • Following an alert to say an AirTag was moving with her, the woman found it attached to the car.
  • AirTags are again in the middle of a privacy storm.

A woman says she found an AirTag attached to her car after she was alerted that it was moving with her during a drive home from a bar. The story comes amid ongoing privacy concerns relating to Apple's location tracker.

Hot on the heels of the news that AirTags could possibly be being used to help steal cars, this latest story comes via a viral tweet in which the story unfolds.

It isn't clear how the AirTag was attached to the car but what we do know is that it was placed there for a reason. We also know that Apple's privacy features worked as intended here and it's impossible to know what might have happened if they hadn't. Questions will obviously now be asked about what might have happened if the woman wasn't an iPhone owner or had the Android AirTag app installed.

Apple's AirTag is a great option for anyone who wants to make sure that they never lose their keys or just about anything else ever again. Unfortunately, like other tracking devices, they can be used to track people as well. Apple's solution is to warn people when an unknown AirTag is moving with them, but that in itself isn't a guaranteed fix. Amid ongoing privacy concerns, this latest story could amplify the concerns of many.

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