Apple has been sprucing up its cellular working system, bolstering privateness and security options and sprinkling in some new emoji besides. However whereas the corporate shores up iOS, it has additionally confronted renewed criticism about privateness lapses in its AirTags trackers. Reviews of the units being utilized by stalkers to trace others with out their permission have raised questions on Apple’s monitoring tech. Why did it take so lengthy for the corporate to introduce options that might alert or shield potential victims? And why did not Apple anticipate most of these abuse would occur within the first place?
This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED product author Brenda Stolyar joins us to run via the brand new options on iOS and talk about the place Apple went improper with AirTags.
Learn extra concerning the new options in iOS 15.4. Right here’s the New York Instances story about monitoring folks with AirTags. Learn the Washington Put up article, additionally about AirtTag stalking.
Brenda recommends the podcast “Storytime With Seth Rogan.” Mike recommends Provecho, a vegan Mexican delicacies cookbook by Edgar Castrejón. Lauren recommends telling us your personal suggestions for cool stuff by tweeting @GadgetLab.
Brenda Stolyar might be discovered on Twitter @BStoly. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Photo voltaic Keys.
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