Google’s new ‘Find My’ device network is useful but a stalking risk

If you have an Android phone or tablet, Google will email you soon — if it hasn’t already — to say your device will automatically beam its location anonymously to strangers’ compatible gadgets nearby. It’s to help find lost devices.

Apple has been doing this for several years with iPhones, Macs, the Apple Watch and other devices. That’s how its AirTags work — by pinging everyone’s nearby Apple devices to triangulate location.

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