Am I being tracked by an Air Tag?

@toml There is no way you should have to keep the heat at 64 degrees in the northeast US now — it’s FREEZING! BTW, where are you now, if you don’t mind my asking?

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West Haven, CT until Jan 30. Fortunately cats only so no need to walk them.
If the house wasn’t 100 years old and drafty, 64 wouldn’t be too bad.

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You’re made of tougher stuff than I am!

Thanks for sharing this @Petermac.

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I saw this article tonight.

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Thanks for sharing this as it’s definitely something I know nothing about!

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Thank you for this. It seems I’ve opened a can of worms but at least I, and others, have been made aware of the tags.

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@temba

I’d been completely unaware of them as well.

I need to get one of those to find my missing eyeglasses :slight_smile:

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I have no problem with air tags or any other tracking device for the dog or keys even phone. It’s an easy way for me to find them. If the sitter is following instructions why would it bother them? Eg. Walk the dog for 30 minutes, morning and evening is a clear concise instruction, easy to follow, no ambiguous details.
I use a walking app myself to monitor my exercise during the week.

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I agree, although I think the part that would bother me is not being told about it.

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Opps, never read that but. Yes, that is a no no.

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Enjoy West Haven! Consider popping into Louis’ Lunch Shop. They are said to be the home of the first hamburger, just a hop over in New Haven. It’s -2C here in NYC and I have my windows open so we can get a nice breeze in.

Android has tag as well. I considered buying them as I often keep my phone on silent and have to get on my laptop to ring it. I’m also the one that put my earbuds in a purse I rarely use and couldn’t find them for months on end. Tags def have good uses if you don’t think of everything in a 1984, Orwellian manner.

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I’m thinking of all kinds of things I could attach one to.

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I’d remove it too. Or I’d get a key cut at my expense and totally dispense with their set of keys. I’ve never heard of an air tag and I’m v v concerned by the idea of it as a tracker.

Well I believe them now that they’ve explained they’re just using it if they mislay their keys. It’s useful to know about it and, if I have a tag in future will ask they owners if they’re going to track me!

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We had exactly this last week. We visited a house and were shown the Nest and how to adjust heating and hot water. When we arrived for the sit there was no hot water and the Nest had been locked with a PIN. The owner was controlling the use from their, phone, refused to allow us access or to unlock it and we had to contact admin.

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Wow. How long a sit was that?

Just a short one thankfully 4 nights. Admin contacted them and they did agree a compromise but not one which allowed us any access or control contrary to what they had showed us on the pre sit visit.