Tech Bytes: Apple Airtag update prevents stalking

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Apple says it’s updated its Airtag technology to prevent stalking. In the past, criminals have used the devices to keep tabs on potential victims. A firmware change now lets you know if an unknown Airtag or an Airtag that’s no longer with its owner has been placed on you.

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