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(TechSpot)   In the who didn't see that coming department, those Apple air tags to help you not lose things? Car thieves are placing them on high end vehicles they spot in public, then track them to their home location to steal them   (techspot.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Automobile, car thieves, real-time, Vehicle, time window, English-language films, Steering, couple of examples  
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2021-12-06 9:01:03 PM  
Wait until drug dealers start using them to tag local cop cars. It's coming.
 
2021-12-06 11:27:01 PM  
They've been doing that with Tile trackers for a while, but I guess nobody gets paid to post that headline.
 
2021-12-06 11:40:55 PM  
Haha... lots of people saw that coming.
 
2021-12-06 11:41:02 PM  
Tile wishes it could get this kind of free publicity.
 
2021-12-06 11:41:36 PM  
Apple is good at helping people get Jobbed.
 
2021-12-06 11:42:49 PM  
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Lissen, I ain't no Goblin
 
2021-12-06 11:43:52 PM  
They're also good for keeping track of your ex, to make sure they're not cheating on you.
 
2021-12-06 11:46:07 PM  

bingethinker: They've been doing that with Tile trackers for a while, but I guess nobody gets paid to post that headline.


AirTags have a lot more robust tracking network than Tile because you don't need to install any software and every iPhone with a recent version of iOS can be used to track them. I got some to stick in my luggage when I was on vacation a few weeks ago, and I could track my luggage as it went through the terminal and was being loaded on to my plane and then taken off again because there were some baggage handlers that had iPhones on them.

They were surprisingly good at how quickly and accurately they updated the location. I also had one in my car, which had to be dropped of in valet because the parking lot was full when I arrived, and I was able to watch it get moved around the lot to its final spot from the other side of the country, and the final location shown on the map was pretty accurate.
 
2021-12-06 11:46:33 PM  

WhippingBoi: They're also good for keeping track of your ex, to make sure they're not cheating on you.


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2021-12-06 11:47:43 PM  
Technology also makes life easier for people with bad intentions.

Thanks to RFID, criminals can now easily spot valuable assets from a short distance by looking for RFID tags within radio range. Crooks can go to a truck stop, and with a dirt cheap RFID reader they can pinpoint within seconds exactly which truck carries thousands of iphones among a dozen other trucks that have nothing but toilet paper, without having to physically open and look inside any of them.

Some criminals even started stealing from moving trucks on the highway:
https://nypost.com/2020/12/05/brazen-​t​hieves-steal-ps5s-tvs-from-still-movin​g-trucks/

Although that has been happening for a while, here's a mention from 2012:
https://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/14/r​o​manian-criminals-attempt-to-loot-a-mov​ing-truck/
 
2021-12-06 11:49:16 PM  

Mad_Radhu: bingethinker: They've been doing that with Tile trackers for a while, but I guess nobody gets paid to post that headline.

AirTags have a lot more robust tracking network than Tile because you don't need to install any software and every iPhone with a recent version of iOS can be used to track them. I got some to stick in my luggage when I was on vacation a few weeks ago, and I could track my luggage as it went through the terminal and was being loaded on to my plane and then taken off again because there were some baggage handlers that had iPhones on them.

They were surprisingly good at how quickly and accurately they updated the location. I also had one in my car, which had to be dropped of in valet because the parking lot was full when I arrived, and I was able to watch it get moved around the lot to its final spot from the other side of the country, and the final location shown on the map was pretty accurate.



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Disapprove......
 
2021-12-06 11:49:28 PM  
What happens if we attach two airtags to each other? Is that like a divide by 0 kinda thing.
 
2021-12-06 11:49:35 PM  

skybird659: Wait until drug dealers start using them to tag local cop cars. It's coming.


Oh FFS!  Those dirty drug dealers are going to start tagging cop cars, then set up some snipers to shoot them when they least expect it!

You watch to many 80's movies.
 
2021-12-06 11:50:31 PM  

skybird659: Wait until drug dealers start using them to tag local cop cars. It's coming.


Why would they even need to do that when the cops are on those payroll.
 
2021-12-06 11:50:44 PM  

jaivirtualcard: What happens if we attach two airtags to each other? Is that like a divide by 0 kinda thing.


Actually, it pinpoints the location of Tim Apple's secret sex dungeon.
 
2021-12-06 11:52:03 PM  

bingethinker: They've been doing that with Tile trackers for a while, but I guess nobody gets paid to post that headline.


So it's another thing that Apple stole from someone else and improved?

The scale is not comparable.  Tile stuff only works if near a phone with the tile app installed.  Air tags work near any iphone with a recent OS.  It is not a viable business model to do with tiles.
 
2021-12-06 11:55:23 PM  
To prevent AirTag owners from using Apple's tracker to stalk others, the manufacturer implemented countermeasures to hinder those who try. If your car has a thief's AirTag hidden somewhere and you have an iPhone, you can detect it in your vicinity.

So the solution is to simply buy an iPhone so that you can detect rogue AirTags attached to your vehicle or hidden in your purse.

How the fark is this even remotely legal?
 
2021-12-06 11:55:30 PM  
And they're small enough to fit through a vaccine needle!
 
2021-12-06 11:57:03 PM  
It's amazing how fast people are to believe new cop stories, despite decades of evidence that 'the latest trend in crime' almost always ranges from insanely rare to completely made up.

What actually happened: Airtags were found on a few cars.

The rest is jumping to conclusions.
 
2021-12-06 11:57:56 PM  
FTFA: "significant cooperation with Team Pence,"

If you aim for the VP, you better not miss (apprehending him and bringing him to the guillotine you staged outside of the capitol and labeled as 'art')
 
2021-12-06 11:58:41 PM  
They notify the nearest Apple device if they are with it often. I put one in each of my kids' cars just in case something happened. Got a midnight phone call from my daughter asking why I put a tracking device in her car.

My son uses Samsung and didn't care anyway.
 
2021-12-06 11:58:45 PM  

Enigmamf: It's amazing how fast people are to believe new cop stories, despite decades of evidence that 'the latest trend in crime' almost always ranges from insanely rare to completely made up.

What actually happened: Airtags were found on a few cars.

The rest is jumping to conclusions.


"The York Regional Police have already identified five cases where thieves follow their potential targets with Apple's tracker"

It's literally the second headline.
 
2021-12-06 11:59:39 PM  

MrSplifferton: FTFA: "significant cooperation with Team Pence,"

If you aim for the VP, you better not miss (apprehending him and bringing him to the guillotine you staged outside of the capitol and labeled as 'art')


Oh, I seemed to have wandered into the wrong thread.
 
2021-12-07 12:01:31 AM  
What was that scene in the original "Red Dawn" where one of the buddies was tracked down as a traitor through some beeping device? The details are fuzzy now ...
 
2021-12-07 12:02:18 AM  
i guess it must always be high tech...and not the old "hey there's a nice car, let's steal it"
 
2021-12-07 12:02:31 AM  
There's literally an app to counter that.

AirGuard
 
2021-12-07 12:02:52 AM  
Why don't they just steal the car, to begin with? I have a garage. Good luck.
 
2021-12-07 12:03:27 AM  
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2021-12-07 12:04:09 AM  

WhippingBoi: How the fark is this even remotely legal?


How is what legal? And why should it be illegal?
 
2021-12-07 12:07:38 AM  

WTP 2: i guess it must always be high tech...and not the old "hey there's a nice car, let's steal it"


Why just steal the car when you can steal everything?

Also, jewelry and such doesn't have a VIN and title.
 
2021-12-07 12:09:31 AM  

MrSplifferton: skybird659: Wait until drug dealers start using them to tag local cop cars. It's coming.

Oh FFS!  Those dirty drug dealers are going to start tagging cop cars, then set up some snipers to shoot them when they least expect it!

You watch to many 80's movies.


Why would they need snipers when they know exactly where they are to avoid them?
 
2021-12-07 12:12:06 AM  

Likwit: WhippingBoi: How the fark is this even remotely legal?

How is what legal? And why should it be illegal?


Because the supreme court decided it was illegal?

https://www.gps.gov/news/2012/01/supr​e​mecourt/
 
2021-12-07 12:26:11 AM  

Likwit: WhippingBoi: How the fark is this even remotely legal?

How is what legal? And why should it be illegal?

Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.



One could argue that being forced to buy an Apple iPhone or iPad in order to know whether or not someone stuck an Apple Air Tag on them or their property violates their right to be secure in their person, house, papers, and effects against an unreasonable search.
 
2021-12-07 12:36:57 AM  
Guess what. Apple isn't the only company that makes trackers dipshiats.

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2021-12-07 12:39:03 AM  
There have been reports of people hiding air tags in women's bags at nightclubs so they can track them as well.

https://7news.com.au/technology/austr​a​lian-mums-warning-after-daughter-recei​ves-iphone-safety-alert-during-night-o​ut-in-melbourne-c-4648946
 
2021-12-07 12:40:19 AM  

WhippingBoi: To prevent AirTag owners from using Apple's tracker to stalk others, the manufacturer implemented countermeasures to hinder those who try. If your car has a thief's AirTag hidden somewhere and you have an iPhone, you can detect it in your vicinity.

So the solution is to simply buy an iPhone so that you can detect rogue AirTags attached to your vehicle or hidden in your purse.

How the fark is this even remotely legal?


They found a loophole in the law. Genius. Evil, but still genius.
 
2021-12-07 12:40:48 AM  

solokumba: Guess what. Apple isn't the only company that makes trackers dipshiats.

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What, you expect me to buy a Samsung tracker?

I'm not some filthy poor.
 
2021-12-07 12:42:55 AM  

Spikescape: There's literally an app to counter that.

AirGuard


Good catch.
 
2021-12-07 12:45:41 AM  

jaivirtualcard: skybird659: Wait until drug dealers start using them to tag local cop cars. It's coming.

Why would they even need to do that when the cops are on those payroll.


That's only the ones that deal in rich people drugs. We're talking street dealers.
 
2021-12-07 12:46:08 AM  

thehellisthis: Likwit: WhippingBoi: How the fark is this even remotely legal?

How is what legal? And why should it be illegal?

Because the supreme court decided it was illegal?

https://www.gps.gov/news/2012/01/supre​mecourt/


Only applies to cops. Private citizens, not so much.
 
2021-12-07 12:46:58 AM  

WhippingBoi: solokumba: Guess what. Apple isn't the only company that makes trackers dipshiats.

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What, you expect me to buy a Samsung tracker?

I'm not some filthy poor.


You would think TracPhone would be the leader in trackers.
 
2021-12-07 12:47:23 AM  

thehellisthis: Likwit: WhippingBoi: How the fark is this even remotely legal?

How is what legal? And why should it be illegal?

Because the supreme court decided it was illegal?

https://www.gps.gov/news/2012/01/supre​mecourt/


Then iPhones should be illegal. As you can remote track them. So someone could use an iPhone as a tracker (although it's bigger) by attaching it to a car.

There.
 
2021-12-07 12:56:02 AM  
Oh no!
Ooga booga!
Next they will be using Google to look up where I live!
There's a guy down the street that owns 2 Corvettes that are usually parked in his driveway.
Imagine if someone tracked them!
 
2021-12-07 12:57:16 AM  

smokewon: MrSplifferton: skybird659: Wait until drug dealers start using them to tag local cop cars. It's coming.

Oh FFS!  Those dirty drug dealers are going to start tagging cop cars, then set up some snipers to shoot them when they least expect it!

You watch to many 80's movies.

Why would they need snipers when they know exactly where they are to avoid them?


Because it's a CONSPIRACY *SQUACK*
/please read that in Gilbert Godfrey's impression of a parrot in the movie Alladin.
//please
///thanks
 
2021-12-07 1:12:32 AM  

bingethinker: They've been doing that with Tile trackers for a while, but I guess nobody gets paid to post that headline.


Yeah, theres no way cheaper and better distance tech than Apple hasn't been long been available to be abused this way, right?  You can probably go on Wish or Alibaba and order something workable for peanuts.
 
2021-12-07 1:22:42 AM  

Kris_Romm: bingethinker: They've been doing that with Tile trackers for a while, but I guess nobody gets paid to post that headline.

Yeah, theres no way cheaper and better distance tech than Apple hasn't been long been available to be abused this way, right?  You can probably go on Wish or Alibaba and order something workable for peanuts.


Or just follow the car when the owner drives it home.
 
2021-12-07 1:23:24 AM  

Harlee: thehellisthis: Likwit: WhippingBoi: How the fark is this even remotely legal?

How is what legal? And why should it be illegal?

Because the supreme court decided it was illegal?

https://www.gps.gov/news/2012/01/supre​mecourt/

Only applies to cops. Private citizens, not so much.


Laws vary by state but the common restriction is that you must own the car or have a PI do it under a grey legal reasoning that would pass a smell test for legitimacy.  Tracking your spouse is legal if you have joint title in those states.  You need a PI if both have cars with one person on the title.  Some states won't even let you track your own car like the valet situation above in the thread.
 
2021-12-07 1:27:24 AM  

WhippingBoi: Enigmamf: It's amazing how fast people are to believe new cop stories, despite decades of evidence that 'the latest trend in crime' almost always ranges from insanely rare to completely made up.

What actually happened: Airtags were found on a few cars.

The rest is jumping to conclusions.

"The York Regional Police have already identified five cases where thieves follow their potential targets with Apple's tracker"

It's literally the second headline.


And it's a completely unsubstantiated claim. "Potential target" means no theft actually occurred - i.e. "I found a tile and I think it means criminals will follow you home and murder you for your shoes while they place blue star LSD stickers on your tongue and jab you with a needle of fentanyl and give your children marijuana edibles, so increase police budgets now! I won't tell you WHY I think that's what 'those people' were up to, but I know. Trust me! You trust the police, right?"
 
2021-12-07 1:37:13 AM  
There are people using these things to track their stolen stuff. Since some thieves know this is a possibility, the more sophisticated owners plant one obvious tracker to be found and hide another one well.
 
2021-12-07 1:58:59 AM  
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