You can not only build houses with a hammer and track down lost objects with an Airtag, but also abuse the tracker for stalking. A hammer without a head would be just a useless but largely harmless piece of wood, an air tag without tracking functions would be a useless, not even particularly chic, attachment for the keychain, to stay in the picture.
Apple could also take less radical measures, in order to ban the stalking danger emanating from air tags, offer a sensible app for Android, for example. But first, Apple relies on education. in one Personal Safety User Guide On its website, Apple explains how you can protect yourself against misuse of the tracker, using the iPhone’s on-board tools such as the “Where is?” app and the previously very rudimentary Android app for tracking down third-party trackers. The guide (PDF) with “quick checklists” and detailed settings that are explained step by step is to be updated regularly so that users feel safe with Apple products.
But the guide goes beyond a mere how-to for use or location of airtags, as it also points out “features you can use to increase your personal safety, such as how to automatically notify a friend when you’re safe at home have arrived and how to make an emergency call quickly.” (Macwelt)