Summary

 

In this podcast episode, Mandi recounts her experience of being followed by an Apple AirTag and offers valuable advice, emphasizing the importance of awareness regarding new technologies, privacy concerns, and the potential for misuse. 

 

She guides listeners on what to do if they suspect they’re being tracked by an AirTag, including documenting the situation, trusting their intuition, and reporting suspicious activities to authorities. 

 

Additionally, she highlights the need for stronger safety measures and regulations by technology companies and suggests apps for Android users to detect AirTags while providing resources for further information.

 

 

Lessons Learned

Lesson 1 = It’s important to be aware of new technologies and their potential uses both positive and negative.

Lesson 2 = This underscored the importance of privacy and the potential for those tracking devices to be misused. Users might be cautious about the information they share and their presence online.

Lesson 3 = If you suspect that you’re being tracked or stalked using such devices, it’s important to document all relevant information, including screenshots of notifications, routes and such. This can be crucial for evidence and reporting to authorities.

Lesson 4 = Being informed and prepared can contribute to personal safety and feeling more freedom. 

Lesson 5 = This episode also highlights the importance of advocating for stronger safety measures and regulations from technology companies to prevent misuse of their products.  

Lesson 6 = Trust your intuition. Follow your intuition and conduct research. Trusting your instincts can be valuable in such situations. 

Lesson 7 = Reporting suspicious activities to the police or relevant authorities is crucial in situations involving stalking or harassment. This ensures that there is an official record of the incident.

 

Resources

 

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212227


https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/apple-class-action-lawsuit-airtag-stalking-big-deal-why/


https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/6/23060113/airtags-safety-phantom-alerts-apple


https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-find-airtags/


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Music by Andrea Hamilton Binley at HopefulPop.com.


The primary purpose of the Women Aware and Prepared Podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute advice or services. Please use common sense for your own situation.

 

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