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Technology Apple is reportedly tracking iPhones stolen amid nationwide protests

00:06  04 june  2020
00:06  04 june  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Apple has an eerie message for the looters who have pillaged its stores during recent protests : We’re watching you. Thieves who made off with iPhones from ransacked Apple retail locations in recent days quickly learned that the gadgets were 4,291. Apple is tracking the iPhones stolen by looters.

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People who stole iPhones may find not only an unusable smartphone, but a device tracking your location.

Posts have surfaced on social media showing iPhones with messages on the screen imploring people who have them to return them to the Apple store.

"This device has been disabled and is being tracked," a message on the phone reads. "Local authorities will be alerted."

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Apple could not be immediately reached for comment to confirm the authenticity of the message, but the company confirmed to Marketwatch that demo devices in stores carry similar warning messages.

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The measures are similar to features available to all iPhone users when their device is lost or stolen. The Find My app allows users to track the location of their device and even remotely erase data on the phone. The app also works for Macs, AirPods and the Apple Watch.

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The attention to stolen iPhones has surfaced as protests over the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, has sparked civil unrest and looting at nearby stores.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Apple is reportedly tracking iPhones stolen amid nationwide protests

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