Apple and Google to set unwanted Bluetooth location tracking standard

02/05/2023 | Google

Apple and Google are leading a joint effort to develop an industry specification addressing unwanted Bluetooth location tracking. In the press release, Dave Burke, Google’s vice president of Engineering for Android, said, “Bluetooth trackers have created tremendous user benefits but also bring the potential of unwanted tracking, which requires industry-wide action to solve.” 

The draft specification, which offers best practices and instructions for manufacturers, is supported by Samsung, Tile, Chipolo, eufy Security, and Pebblebee.

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