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PI Alert: Samsung is Crippling Your Latest Surveillance Trick

Samsung has announced<> that customers will soon be able to scan for unknown Galaxy SmartTags trackers using Samsung’s SmartThings Find service.

The feature, called Unknown Tag Search, will be coming to the SmartThings app starting next week.

Users will be able to scan the nearby area for any SmartTags that don’t belong to them but that are moving along with them. This feature could be a big win for safety, providing an easy way to make sure that nobody’s tracking you with a tiny SmartTag that they slipped in your backpack, purse, coat pocket, etc. It’s a nice feature if you’re concerned about the privacy or security implications of Tile-like tracking devices

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