Apple and Google team up to combat unwanted tracking

Apple and Google are teaming up to combat unwanted tracking through devices such as AirTags and other Bluetooth trackers. The companies have announced a new industry-standard protocol to help prevent unauthorized monitoring, with the specification allowing Bluetooth location-tracking devices to be compatible with detection and alerts across iOS and Android platforms. The initiative builds on existing AirTag protections and represents a significant step forward in the fight against unwanted tracking, according to Ron Huang, Appleā€™s vice president of Sensing and Connectivity. Other firms such as Samsung, Tile, and Pebblebee have also given their backing to the draft specification.