A swimsuit model has described her horror as a person she didn’t know was able track her for several hours after planting a tracking device in her coat without her knowledge.
Sports Illustrated model Brooks Nader (26) found an Apple AirTag in her coat pocket after she was out in a bar in the TriBeCa area of New York City.
It was only several hours later that she realised the device was on her when she received a notification to her phone alerting her it was on her person.
She shared a screenshot of the notification to her Instagram Stories, which read: “Unknown accessory detected. This item has been moving with you for a while. The owner can see its location.”
"I never share stuff like this but what the F does this mean?” the US model wrote.
“This ‘device’ followed me for the last five hours to every location and was no one in my ‘network.’ It also wasn't a phone or tablet, it was an ‘item’.”
Ms Nader later found out it was an Apple AirTag, a coin-sized device that people can attach to things they often lose such as keys or wallets, and their location can then be tracked on a phone through an app.
Privacy experts have previously warned of the potential for such tracking devices to be used for stalking and or to keep tabs on individuals without their knowledge.
Ms Brooks added: “@Apple, did you take into consideration the danger and potentially fatal consequences this device has?
“Ladies, check your bag, coat, pockets, and surroundings. Disturbed isn't even the word.”