SWAT Raid on Innocent Family Caused by Apple’s ‘Find My’ Location Service

A Denver family has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company’s Find My location service led to an unwarranted SWAT raid on their home, causing emotional distress and property damage.

riverfront times report A Denver family has filed legal action against tech giant Apple, alleging that the company’s popular location-based service Find My was responsible for a traumatic and unwarranted SWAT raid on their home. The lawsuit filed by the family alleges that the incident not only caused significant emotional distress, but also significant property damage.

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Apple AirTags used for stalking

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The family’s harrowing ordeal began when a pair of Apple AirPods in a stolen car were incorrectly located at an address using the Find My app. Unbeknownst to the family, this technical error would soon lead to a frightening encounter with heavily armed law enforcement officers.

According to the lawsuit, which was first reported by AppleInsider, the stolen vehicle in question had no connection to the plaintiffs or their property. “Plaintiffs received information that the Find My application, owned and operated by Defendant Apple, Inc. and Defendant Security Industry Specialists, Inc., located Plaintiffs’ residence as the location of a stolen truck,” the complaint states. and claims to believe in it.” ” After a SWAT search of the home, the stolen AirPods were found abandoned in the street, likely thrown out the window by the thief.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado, seeks damages from both Apple and the security industry specialists tasked with tracking stolen vehicles. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants acted recklessly and with disregard for their privacy and well-being.

The complaint further details the chaos that ensued when SWAT officers descended on the family’s home. “Plaintiffs awoke to the sound of multiple vehicles approaching their home, bright lights shining into their home, and then a police officer yelling orders for those inside to exit through the front door,” the complaint states. There is. Families, including children, were forcibly removed from their homes at gunpoint, detained and interrogated for hours before being released without charge.

Apple has not yet released an official statement regarding the lawsuit. However, this incident raises serious concerns about the accuracy and reliability of location tracking services, especially when used by law enforcement to justify extreme measures such as SWAT raids.

This incident is not the first time the Find My app has come under scrutiny. In the past, there have been reports that this service has led to dangerous situations. Breitbart News has reported extensively on cases in which stalkers and car thieves have been using their Apple AirTags and the “Find My” app to track people without their knowledge.

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Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering free speech and online censorship issues.