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Apple tracking device found on unmarked police vehicle in Aichi

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The police don't even know an iPhone will automatically tell you if an airtag is nearby? Apple released an airtag detector for android as well.

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I of course have no idea what the actual situation is, but my guess is that someone within the police force is dirty and planted the tracking device.

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Before these AirTags, life was pretty good.

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Meanwhile Yakuza roams free in this country, with no stress, while all major officials keeping it under their wing.

It's unbelievable how because of politician gross corruption, this Mob cryminal organisation is still allowed to exist.

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Police in Japan are always clueless...

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Wow. Sounds like something out of "Tokyo Vice".

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Seems like a good tool for citizens to track where their police are. I approve. Is there a website?

Is it legal for Police in Japan to place trackers on private vehicles without a warrant?

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Wasn't there an article here last week or so about how the yakuza are all using flip phones because they can't get contracts for newer smartphones?

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What is the point of tracking a car that would have to be within a range of 10 metres?

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@ citizensmith The range on AirTags is infinite. As long as there are iPhones around the AirTag belonging to anyone, not only the user of the AirTag, they will indicate the location of the AirTag anywhere in the world

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What is the point of tracking a car that would have to be within a range of 10 metres?

What are you on about? Why would it have to be in a range of 10 meters?

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Well being a yakuza member isn’t actually illegal in Japan. The police treat them as a social group, like the Boy Scouts, only the Yakuza commit crime and occasionally kill, unlike the Boy Scouts.

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The police treat them as a social group, like the Boy Scouts,

No, the police do not treat them like the Boy Scouts whatsoever.

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You don’t need these. I loaned a car that had a second small Navi that tracked all the locations of police cars, Kobans and police stations in real time. Even traffic stops. They cost around ¥80-120000 from Autobacs or yellow Hat.

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RodneyToday  12:39 pm JST

You don’t need these. I loaned a car that had a second small Navi that tracked all the locations of police cars, Kobans and police stations in real time. Even traffic stops. They cost around ¥80-120000 from Autobacs or yellow Hat.

It’s not trackinng the location, it’s scanning the frequency they use for radio communication. So if anyone is using that frequency nearby, it will give you an indication.

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What are you on about? Why would it have to be in a range of 10 meters?

Because that is the range of Bluetooth.

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What is the point of tracking a car that would have to be within a range of 10 metres?

What are you on about? Why would it have to be in a range of 10 meters?

The article describes a Bluetooth connection which has a limited range. I also wondered about how useful this would be. But as qazwsx said, it can be detected by any iPhone nearby and the location passed on to the phone of the AirTag owner.

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So, it won't work unless there is an iPhone within a 10 metre radius?

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Apple AirTags can be detected up to about 800m with Bluetooth 5.

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Wow. Sounds like something out of "Tokyo Vice".

No this is actually a true story, unlike Tokyo Vice which is clearly 80% made up and obvious to anyone living in Japan longer than 5 years.

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What are you on about? Why would it have to be in a range of 10 meters?

Because that is the range of Bluetooth.

Have a read on how airtags work, every single iphone user is a repeater for every single airtag. All it takes is the tag to be near anyone with an iphone and it will report the location. Once you turn on the app and select "find my X" it only takes 2-3 mins to tell you where it is.

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unlike Tokyo Vice which is clearly 80% made up and obvious to anyone living in Japan longer than 5 years.

What! Tokyo Vice isn't real?

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gogogoToday  03:37 pm JST

No this is actually a true story, unlike Tokyo Vice which is clearly 80% made up and obvious to anyone living in Japan longer than 5 years.

I'd go 90% made up, I don't even trust basic factual information like names of people and places, or types of food eaten.

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What! Tokyo Vice isn't real?

It claims to be, but it is not, even the producers for the TV series said the same thing...

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Apple AirTags

https://www.apple.com/airtag/

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Police track people, people track police. Sounds fair.

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Good thing it wasn't a bomb. During the IRA era, police and prominent people used long handle mirrors to look under their cars before driving off

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All you have to do to find out who the owner of the Airtag is remove the battery and look at the serial number on the item and it will tell who it is registered to.

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There have been many instances of men attaching the airtags on cars belonging to women they have met in bars in USA.

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Sounds pretty smart to me, from a criminal stand point.

Of course I wouldn't have put it anywhere easily seen... probably caught the guy in the act, planting it.

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One thing that doesn't seem to have been mentioned is that if an air tag is traveling with you, and you have an iDevice, your device will tell you that an air tag is traveling with you, to let you know if you are being tracked.

https://abc7chicago.com/how-to-know-if-an-airtag-is-following-you-notifications-air-tag-detector-app-tracking/11586396/

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