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Nowadays, it's easier than ever to locate things we may have left behind accidentally - our phones, laptops, and the list goes on. Thanks to devices with built-in tracking technology or accessories to purchase with these functions, the worry of lost and stolen property isn't as big as it used to be.

However, one piece of tech in particular, Apple's AirTags, is under increasing scrutiny. The "tags" are intended to allow you to keep track of lost and stolen technology by simply attaching one of the tiny devices to whatever you'd like - from a laptop bag to your suitcase and basically anything you wouldn't want to get lost.

Then, you are able to track these items via the company's tracking tool, the Find My app. But, many are beginning to wonder if the concept of this device is completely flawed in itself. Why? The "handy" little trackers are being used against women and expensive cars or property with malicious intent.

On the Apple-focused blog, iMore, Oliver Haslam wrote the following about the product: “ (...) the AirTag is the first of its category that non-tech people care about. It’s the one that your average creep knows exists and is now feeling clever enough to slip into a woman’s bag or stick to a fancy-looking car. They probably never knew trackers existed until Apple made one. The professionals did, sure. But not the run-of-the-mill bad guy. Now they do, and Apple is going to need to help find a fix."

And while Apple cannot be blamed or held accountable for the emergence of digital stalking, one could argue that they are known for taking a product, popularising it, and thus greatly increasing its use - could it be said that the tech firm has opened a whole new Pandora's box?

Have you heard of such tracking devices before?

Did you already worry about how they could be misused?

Do you think there is a potential solution to the problem?

Would you say that the convenience such devices bring outweigh the negatives that come along with them?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Influence your world,
Toluna Team
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jafta

  5 months ago
Hard to know
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M2847892f28

  6 months ago
Never heard about it.
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SbusisoMM

  6 months ago
Not sure about this
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Pajocoholdings

  6 months ago
I believe it do not good then bad
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Mahlengza1

  6 months ago
I have never heard of such
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D8340790v83

  6 months ago
Never heard about
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kimmy1972

  6 months ago
Never heard about it
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M5794348n57

  6 months ago
Never heard about it
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ShandreSA

  6 months ago
Never heard about it
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M3713234h37

  6 months ago
New to me
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