AirTags, Apple's monitoring units that appear to be little white pucks, broadcast Bluetooth indicators to close by Apple units, permitting house owners to find them (and something they're connected to) on a map. Ever since Apple launched AirTags in 2021, folks have used trackers to search out lacking baggage, keys, and pets. AirTags have confirmed controversial, as they've additionally been used to search out unsuspecting victims.
The usage of AirTag expertise on political garden indicators appears to be gaining floor. Earlier this yr, a candidate in Florida adopted a marketing campaign signal stolen from the house of a political rival utilizing an AirTag.
Arlene Talley, Gilson's pal and Chester County Democratic committee member who additionally had indicators stolen from her garden, was one of many first to indicate up on the dumpster after Gilson advised her transmitted its location. Inside, Talley discovered 118 indicators. “I simply began taking them out and placing them in my automotive,” Talley advised BuzzFeed Information.
Among the many candidates whose indicators had been stolen was Pennsylvania State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, who's working for re-election. “Congratulations to the expertise of an AirTag!” Shusterman advised BuzzFeed Information in a telephone name, shortly after he tweeted a photograph of the indicators within the dumpster and accused “native Republicans” of stealing them.