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Track and kill – woman uses AirTag to find boyfriend and kill him

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Since Apple released AirTags people have raised concerns the tracking devices could be use to stalk people or steal cars

According to court documents, a woman used an Apple AirTag to track her boyfriend to a bar.

Once there, she caught him talking to another woman and then allegedly ran him over and killed him in the parking lot. 

As mentioned in VICE, its alleged the woman used the GPS tracker to chase down her boyfriend by placing an Apple AirTag in his car to see where he went.

A witness said that the woman picked up an empty beer bottle and stated “she had air-tagged and GPS followed Andre Smith, and that he had been cheating on her.” 

“Morris then admitted that she had a tracker on his car, and stated that she placed it in the backseat of his vehicle near the cup holder,” according to the affidavit. 

The half-dollar-sized AirTag has made it easier than ever for stalkers to track their victims.

It’s only been out for 13 months, but dozens of police reports mention the AirTag as playing a pivotal role in various stalking cases. 

Apple says AirTags are meant to be used to help people track its personal belongings and that it’s working on solutions to alleviate its horrifying stalking problem.

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British lawmakers want to fine social media

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Social media companies could be fined if they don’t remove harmful content, according to a new plan from the UK Government

Lawmakers want to make it illegal to encourage users to harm themselves online.

It’s part of a crackdown on online behaviour on content that leads to self harm.

In a statement, Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan said these firms “can no longer remain silent bystanders”.

She says they’ll face fines for allowing this abusive and destructive behaviour to continue on their platforms.”

It follows the death of Molly Russell in 20-17, which sparked concern for harmful content online.

A coroner ruled social media platforms fed her content that “romanticised acts of self-harm”.

Sexually explicit materials will also be banned under the new policy.

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Twitter adds millions of users after cutting staff

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Twitter boss Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”.

That’s despite his recent struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms.

Musk says signups to Twitter are averaging over two million per day over the past week.

Reported impersonations on the platform spiked earlier this month, before and in wake of the Twitter Blue launch.

Musk says buying Twitter will speed up his ambition to create an “everything app” called X.

Musk’s “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App” will have features like encrypted DMs, longform tweets and payments.

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Move over Black Friday, it’s Cyber Monday

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If you’ve still got a bit of cash left over from Black Friday sales, well today is Cyber Monday.

Officially kicking off today, the Cyber Monday sales are widely regarded as some of the biggest and best discounts you’ll see all year.

Some retailers are promising 80 percent discounts off top items.

Black Friday sales raked in a record $9.12 billion from online shoppers this year despite concerns about inflation and higher prices.

Inflation accounts for some of the increase this year, with people paying more to buy less.

Online sales for electronics spiked 221% on Friday compared to an average day in October, with top sellers including Apple MacBooks and watches.

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