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  • Police warn of privacy concerns with iPhone’s new “NameDrop” feature.
  • NameDrop is automatically turned on for users who have downloaded the iOS 17.1 update.
  • Apple has not made a statement about this feature or the privacy concerns it poses.

Local police have issued a warning to residents about a new feature available on the latest iPhone update, which could potentially intrude on people’s privacy.

The feature, called “NameDrop,” allows iPhone and Apple Watch users to quickly share information with each other. It is available to anyone who has downloaded the iOS 17.1 update. However, police departments across the country have warned that this feature can lead to users unintentionally sharing their contact information with strangers.

NameDrop is automatically turned on for users who have downloaded this update. For those who want to turn this feature off, they can go to the iPhone or Apple Watch’s settings, click “General,” then “AirDrop,” and finally switch “Bringing Devices Together” off.

“Don’t forget to change these settings after the update on your children’s phones as well,” a statement from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said.

Apple has not made a statement about this feature or the privacy concerns that it poses. Most recently, Apple is one of several companies that suspended their ad campaigns on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Clear Thoughts

Apple’s latest iPhone update, iOS 17.1, introduced the “NameDrop” feature, which has stirred up privacy concerns. Local police departments warn about the potential intrusion of this feature, as it automatically shares users’ contact information with strangers.

Apple’s silence on this issue is deafening, and it raises questions about their commitment to users’ privacy. When tech giants like Apple push updates without considering the consequences, it’s the users who suffer.

It’s time for Apple to address these concerns and prioritize privacy over convenience.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Matthew

    November 28, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    The IRS NEEDS TO BE ABOLISHED. PER THE CONSTITUTION CONGRESS CANNOT TAX OUR LABOR. THERE IS DOUBLE TRIPLE QUADRUPLE DAXATIIN MOST OF IT IS BEING STOLEN EMBEZZLED RACKETEERED FUNNELED IUT TO BLACK OPS GLOBALIST TREADONOUS AGENDAS AGAINST THE VERY PEOPLE THEY ARE TO PROTECT AND DEFEND. ABOLISH THE IRS BUT REPURPOSE THE IRS TO CONSTANTLY MONITOR AND AUDIT ALL FEDERAL AND STATE POLITICIANS CONGRESS THE SENATE JUDGES MILITARY LEADERS ETC … THEY ARE THE CRIMINALS THAT NEED TO BE MONITORED

  2. Colleen

    November 30, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    Here’s the deal. The social media and China platforms have taken your information and you’re at risk anyway. The ones who use these services don’t care of don’t pay attention to any warnings. The whole idea of this is to get you hooked, like any good drug dealer keep them coming back. And they do, over, and over again.

  3. Go Woke Go Broke big tech

    November 30, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Don’t and never did trust farcebook-meta, suckerburg is not trustworthy this also includes, Instagram, tiktok is a communist owned company they steal and lie about everything don’t even have X Elon is an upstanding person but still don’t need it all social media’s are corrupt they do not have a constitutional right to decide what someone says but since these companies are private owned they don’t care about you and Apple is one of the biggest besides google that doesn’t allow FREE SPEECH they continue to betray people so I don’t do business with hypocrites that won’t live by the rights of the Constitution these are the destroyers! Apple is collusion and dishonesty as is google watch you backs don’t trust any of them them!

    • Colleen

      November 30, 2023 at 7:59 pm

      Bravo! Just wish we could get these people who are so hooked they can’t get off. These companies and our own government are like I said nothing more than drug dealers, just a free taste to start and bam, your addicted. Thank you for seeing and saying so clearly.

  4. Rick G

    December 10, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    “Apple’s silence on this issue is deafening, and it raises questions about their commitment to users’ privacy. When tech giants like Apple push updates without considering the consequences, it’s the users who suffer.”

    It’s time for Apple to address these concerns and prioritize privacy over convenience.”

    Of coure, Apple has no comment…Just like all the evil Democrats we see getting grilled on Capital Hill every single day. Never an answer and never ANY responsibility for anything their evil hearts do to us. It’s now taught in our finest colleges and universities as you’ll notice all Democrat voters coming out of these institutions never have a coherent thought and never have any responsibility in their little insignificant mooching lives!

  5. Daveinet

    February 10, 2024 at 10:33 am

    Everyone has this backwards. Never before have police departments ever cared about cell phone data breach. The reason the police are all over this is because it circumvents surveillance. Apple doesn’t want to admit this, as it goes against woke policy of government control over free speech. Apple has always had very robust defense against data breaches and cyber attacks. Apple would not compromise that reputation.

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