A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Ohio has introduced a bill to criminalize AirTag stalking. If passed by the state legislature, would “prohibit a person from knowingly installing a tracking device or app on another person’s property without the other person’s consent.”
Ohio lawmakers decided to tackle the growing problem of lurking remote tracking after lobbied the government to act. In February, the news station found a loophole in state law that allows people with no prior record of stalking or domestic violence to spy on someone without the possibility of a fine. Less than two dozen states have enacted laws against electronic tracking, according to an investigation by the agency, with Ohio among a group that has not yet drafted specific legislation against it.
Recently from Motherboard Recommended AirTag tracking is not a problem limited to just a few . After the outlet requested any records that mention AirTags from dozens of US police departments, they received 150 reports. Among them, there were 50 cases of women thinking that someone was secretly using the device to spy on them.
In February, Apple said it would to prevent AirTag from being stalked. Later this year, the company plans to add an accuracy search feature that will allow people with iPhone 11, 12, and 13 series devices to find their way to an unknown AirTag. The tool will show the direction and distance to an unwanted AirTag. Apple says it will also update unwanted tracking alerts to notify people of potential stalkers sooner.
The company said: “AirTag is designed to help people locate their personal belongings, not to track other people or property, and we condemn any harmful use to our products,” the company said at the time. provide a great experience but also keep safety and privacy in mind. In Apple’s hardware, software, and services teams, we’re committed to listening to feedback. “
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