Consumers beware: Personal tracking devices can track you, too

NPR’s Michel Martin talks to Eva Galperin, Electronic Frontier Foundation Director of Cybersecurity, about recent controversies surrounding Apple AirTags and unwanted tracking.


Do you ever find yourself groping for your keys or searching your house for your eyeglasses or wondering where your kid left her backpack? If so, you might have been thinking about Apple AirTags. Those are tiny tracking devices about the size of a quarter. They’re being marketed as a way to help keep track of things like keys or kids’ backpacks. But now there’s growing concern that they’re being used to track people without their knowledge.

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