By Joe Rossignol, MacRumors
Apple and Google today jointly submitted a proposed industry specification to help combat the misuse of Bluetooth item trackers for unwanted tracking of individuals. As part of this initiative, the companies plan to expand AirTag-like unwanted tracking alerts to third-party item trackers in future versions of iOS and Android.
Tile, Chipolo, Samsung, Eufy, and Pebblebee have expressed support for the draft specification, according to Apple’s announcement.
The specification has been submitted via the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards organization and will be subject to a comment period over the next three months. Following the comment period, Apple and Google will partner to address feedback, and plan to release a “production implementation” of the specification by the end of 2023 that will then be supported in future versions of iOS and Android.
For more details, read the full post at MacRumors: https://www.macrumors.com/2023/05/02/apple-to-expand-unwanted-tracking-alerts/
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