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Google and Apple cooperate on unwanted Bluetooth tracking alerts

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May 13th, 2024

Whether you’re an Android phone user or an iPhone user, you will now get alerts about unknown Bluetooth trackers in your surroundings.

Google and Apple announced today that they achieved cross-platform user protections based on the DULT (Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers) specification aimed at enhancing user privacy and preventing unwanted tracking.

At the moment, the feature is only mandatory on Bluetooth trackers that work with Google’s Find My Device app or the Apple Find My app. However, with this announcement, Google hopes to encourage companies to help combat unwanted tracking by building all their Bluetooth trackers to the DULT specifications.

At Chipolo we are thrilled to support this initiative by implementing the required specifications in our Spot and Point finders as the new standard further aligns with our values and reinforces our dedication to providing a secure and transparent user experience.

The new standard further aligns with our values and reinforces our dedication to providing a secure and transparent user experience.

The alerts will be available to users with the official release of iOS 17.5 next Monday and will be enabled for all DULT specification-compatible Bluetooth trackers.

Find out more about Google's and Apple's efforts to combat unwanted tracking here.

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At Chipolo we are thrilled to support this initiative by implementing the required specifications in our Point finders, as the new standard further aligns with our values and reinforces our dedication to providing a secure and transparent user experience.

The new standard further aligns with our values and reinforces our dedication to providing a secure and transparent user experience.

The alerts will be available to users with the official release of iOS 17.5 next Monday and will be enabled for all DULT specification-compatible Bluetooth trackers.

Find out more about Google's and Apple's efforts to combat unwanted tracking here.

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