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Model Photo Story Tracked and Followed with AirTag For 5 Hours

 


Apple's AirTag accessory product is designed as a tracking tool that makes it easy for users to track lost personal items such as keys, wallets, and even TV remotes.

Even cooler, this AirTag can help the police to find items that have been stolen, such as bicycles to cars.


However, although this use is considered very helpful, there are also those who use it with bad things. As experienced by the beautiful 26-year-old model named Brooks Nader who is based in New York.



Reported by us from Ubergizmo, Monday (7/1/2022) through his Instagram account he told the scariest moment that had ever happened to him. How is someone trying to put an AirTag in his jacket pocket.


The person stalked and tracked him for five hours, at that time Brooks was visiting several bars in New York City, United States (US) at night and alone waiting for friends.



He only knew this when a notification appeared on his iPhone if an unknown accessory moved with him. After that when he got home he found the AirTag in his jacket pocket.


"As soon as I was walking home, half way home I got a notification like 'someone is tracking you and it's been a long time. I panicked and immediately turned off the phone," he said as quoted by Yahoo Life.


AirTag device found for stalking Brooks Nader. Photo: Instagram/brooksnader

Nader also reminded women to further raise awareness about this stalking act.


"I didn't know this existed until it happened to me so I'm just trying to raise awareness and tell all my ladies out there to take care of your belongings, heed the notices." he added.



An Apple spokesperson told Yahoo Life that notifications like the ones Nader received are actually a proactive feature to prevent unwanted tracking.


"We take our customers' safety seriously and are committed to the privacy and security of AirTags. AirTags are designed with a proactive set of features to prevent unwanted tracking. That notifies users if an unknown AirTag may be with them, and prevents malicious actors from using AirTags for malicious purposes. ," he said.



"If users feel their safety is at risk, they are encouraged to contact local law enforcement who can work with Apple to provide available information about unknown AirTags."


This is not the first time news has surfaced about AirTag abuse. Previously there were reports that AirTag was used by a group of thieves to track expensive cars. They followed the car and then stole it.

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