- Google and Apple are collaborating to prevent the misuse of Bluetooth tracking devices.
- The collaboration aims to combat negative uses of tracking devices, such as stalking or theft.
- The tech giants will work on industry specifications for tracking devices, and other manufacturers like Samsung will also participate in the project.
Not very often do we see collaboration or even agreement happening between the two biggest tech giants of the world. Yes, google and Apple are united and collaborating to prevent the misuse of Bluetooth. Both tech giants gave a joint statement of their collaboration to prevent the misuse of Bluetooth.
Tracking devices are now a significant part of people’s lives. Devices like Apple’s air tag help people locate lost items. But the growing concerns about devices like these being used for negative purposes like stalking or stealing someone’s car brought the tech giants to the same table.
In a joint statement, Apple and Google confirmed that both tech giants would be working on industry specifications for tracking devices to combat with negative use of these devices. Basically, both companies will be working on industry specifications in which other manufacturers like Samsung will also take part. So whether you will be using an ios tracking device or Android, if an unwanted tracking device is around you, it will be notified to you.
Through an Internet draft via the Internet Engineering Task Force(IETF), both Apple and Google are inviting other stakeholders to the table to work on the industry-specific model. Although we don’t know when the project will complete, it’s very good to see both tech giants working with each other for the better of humans.