C. Osborne | ZDNet
Apple’s AirTags are getting some of a bad (brand) name.
It’s “a perfect tool for stalking,” as Eva Galperin, Director of Cyber-Security at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, put it to the BBC.
She’s right, of course.
That’s the problem with technology, isn’t it? For every potential good use, there are at least several pain-inducing, criminal-pleasing, world-ending uses. Too often, the bad outweighs the good, especially in the public eyes and ears.
Here, though, is a tale of a woman who’s glad she used an AirTag for her own surveillance purposes.
Valerie McNulty has moved around a few times. She’s an army spouse and she knows the drill.
As she told the Military Times, McNulty also knows that moving companies aren’t universally reliable. It’s not just that they can break things or lose things. It’s that, well, they may not always deliver the facts in a way that’s actually factual.
So McNulty slid an AirTag into one of her family’s moving boxes containing her son’s toys. They had a long way to go, from Fort Carson, Colorado to Fort Drum, New York.
You’ll be stunned when I tell you the boxes didn’t turn up on time. They were a month