Unwanted AirTag Stalking is detected by Apple’s new app, which is available for Android users

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techno.rentetan.com – A notification will be sent to the user’s Android device when an unknown AirTag is detected in close proximity. A new Android software called Tracker Detect has recently been released by Apple, fulfilling its promise to Android users that they would be able to detect AirTags and Find My Trackers in their immediate vicinity in order to determine whether or not they were being inadvertently monitored.

According to Apple, the app, which became available in the Google Play store on Monday, may be used to “search for” and “attempt to discover” nearby AirTags or other location-tracking devices that are compatible with Apple’s Find My network that may be in the vicinity. The following is not paranoid at all: Even while Apple claims to have included a number of safeguards to prevent misuse, AirTags are tiny and discreet enough to be attached to a range of personal things, such as keys, wallets, or even automobile keys and ignition switches.

Some users and privacy activists are concerned about what may happen if AirTags get into the wrong hands, despite the fact that its initial function is to assist users in locating goods that they have linked to them if they become misplaced (the wrong hands, in this case, primarily meaning stalkers, domestic abusers, or otherwise violent individuals.)

The AirTags are not only easy to abuse, but they’re also inexpensive: $29 per tag or $99 for a four-pack for a total of $109. When you combine that with their expanding ubiquity—Find Apple’s My network presently employs more than 1 billion active iPhones, much more than any other device-tracking service—you have a formula for catastrophe waiting to happen.

The Tracker Detector app works by locating nearby AirTags that have been presumedly detached from their owners and notifying the user of their whereabouts. Users of the app may scan for unwanted trackers, and if an unknown AirTag has been in close proximity to a user for more than 10 minutes, the app will emit a chime to warn the user to the existence of an unknown tracker in close proximity to them.

Once a tracker has been found, the app gives users with step-by-step directions on how to remove its batteries, as well as a suggestion that they call law police if they fear their safety is in danger.

For the time being, Tracker Detector is only available for download through the Google Play store, and it does not need the usage of an Apple ID.