Google and Apple have teamed up over a common threat.

It’s about tracking via Bluetooth tags

Apple and Google are in many ways rivals, but they are now teaming up to spearhead an initiative to develop an industry specification to combat unwanted tracking. 

Google and Apple
Google and Apple

We are talking about the problem of surveillance using Bluetooth tags. The two industry giants understand the gravity of the problem that has emerged in recent years. Therefore, companies have submitted an industry specification to help combat the misuse of Bluetooth devices for location tracking. 

Google and Apple have teamed up over a common threat.

This first-of-its-kind specification will make eligible Bluetooth devices compatible with the Tampering Detection System. The system will later be integrated into iOS and Android, that is, users will receive warnings about a suspicious tracker directly from the system. When this will be implemented is still unclear, but by the end of this year, the companies promise to release a production implementation of the specification. 

Samsung, Tile, Chipolo, eufy Security and Pebblebee have already nominally joined the initiative. 

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