Apple is facing a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco by two women, one of which claims her ex-boyfriend used an Air Tag to track her without her consent.

Privacy groups and law enforcement worry that Apple's AirTags could be used for illegal tracking since they were released in April 2021. According to the new lawsuit, Apple's safeguards are not adequate.

The lawsuit claims that the safeguards in place are woefully inadequate and do little to warn people if they are being followed. The other woman in the lawsuit claims that her husband placed an AirTag in her child's backpack to track her. Two women are accusing Apple of releasing a product that was unsafe.

An ex-boyfriend of one of the women who filed the lawsuit planted an AirTag in the wheel well of her car and was able to find out where she had moved to avoid his harassment, according to the proposed class-action complaint filed Monday in federal court in San Francisco. The other woman said her estranged husband tracked her movements by placing an AirTag in her child's backpack.

Concerns that AirTags could be used for unwanted tracking have been addressed by Apple. "AirTag was designed to help people locate their personal belongings, not to track people or another person's property, and we condemn in the strongest possible terms any malicious use of our products." "Unwanted tracking has been a societal problem, and we took this concern seriously in the design of AirTag," it said.

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