Technology is great. We know that. It is even better when it works how it is supposed to work. What is bad is when technology ends up in the wrong hands. When the bad people find ways to use this technology to help them.

Apple tagging, do you know what that is? I mean it's a great item. It was intended for you to put one of these little tags on items like your keys, your pets, something that you lose and need to be able to find.

This is an Apple Airtag. This one is in a keychain. Imagine how small it is without the casing around it.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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We all have that friend that loses their keys all the time. Right? You can open up your phone and help you to locate them. What could be bad about that? When people start using this device to track people without their knowledge.

I went to visit my daughter in Dallas back in November and she got a notification that a tracking device was with her. Luckily Apple will notify you after a certain time. The problem is these are so small that they can be slipped anywhere. So when we got the notification we searched everything around her. Looked all over her car. We never found a device.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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This Appple Airtag was near my daughter for over twelve hours before we got a notification. It scared us enough that she called the police. They told her other places to check. They also told her to keep an eye on her phone. This could have been a fluke event since she lives in an apartment and the tag could be next door. So we did as advised.

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It says that you can play a sound to help located the device. That was not helpful. It also gives instructions on how to deactivate the Airtag. The only problem is you have to have the device in hand in order to do that. So if you can't find it you are out of luck.

I recently saw a friend of mine in Amarillo who came across the same problem with her daughter.

Apple tagging…..BEWARE everyone….
To the jack*** that has tagged Reaganne's car….the police have been notified and a detective is handling this investigation.
You need to be warned that she has a family that includes a dad, brothers and lots of uncles, and you don’t know which one of them may be driving her car. We will make sure you are tracked down…..you can and you WILL be found.
credit: Michelle Errington
credit: Michelle Errington
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As a mom this scares me to all ends. Apple really needs to figure out a way to keep this technology but make it safer for people not to be tracked. I just think of the crazy exes out there. The toxic people in our lives that don't need to know where we are. This needs to be figured out.

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