This month, more than three dozen victims allegedly terrorized by stalkers using Apple AirTags have joined a class-action lawsuit filed in a California court last December against Apple. They alleged in an amended complaint that, partly due to Apple’s negligence, AirTags have become “one of the most dangerous and frightening technologies employed by stalkers” because they can be easily, cheaply, and covertly used to determine “real-time location information to track victims.”
I’m personally not surprised that a lawsuit against Apple over this has been filed over this though I’m somewhat surprised that it took this long for more lawsuits over them to get published and discussed. There’s this quote later in the article that I agree with completely:
Galperin said that Apple’s mitigation efforts when AirTags came out “were woefully insufficient,” and “the fact that they chose to bring the product to market in the state that it was” is "shameful.” But in the years since then, Galperin told Ars that she credits Apple for making improvements that made AirTags “far easier and more reliable to detect than they were when they launched.”
I wonder what other actions Apple will take. I know they’ve made an app for detecting AirTags with android and adding a buzzer to make sounds, but I recall a story about AirTags being sold with the buzzer disabled.