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Have you lost something? Google becomes your digital Sherlock Holmes with 'Find My Device'

Our inseparable devices sometimes play tricks on us, disappearing inexplicably (more or less). Google, with a new service that seems like something out of a science fiction novel, promises to come to our rescue. With its latest innovation, 'Find my device', the technology giant makes these little big daily losses a little less stressful.

Google's 'Find my device': a new ally in finding lost items

Google's 'Find My Device' follows in the network's footstepsWhere' from Apple, but it brings with it some innovations and privacy considerations that deserve attention. Technology uses Bluetooth and a vast network of devices to help us find what we've lost, even when it seems impossible.

How does it work? If we lose the keys with a Tracker Bluetooth, other Android smartphones nearby “listen” to the signal from this detector. Those signals are then used to give us an idea of ​​where the keys are, even if they are out of sight. Google places great emphasis on the security and privacy of this process: all information is encrypted, so only we and those we have authorized can see where the lost item is.

Google's main concern was ensuring that this system respected privacy. Because of this, has implemented security measures such as end-to-end encryption e anonymity devices that help with localization. They also have limits on how and when a device can be found to protect privacy in more isolated or personal locations.

The network works best when there are many Android devices nearby, an attempt to make it difficult to track people in private spaces. with 'Find my device' Google has also introduced notifications to warn us in case an unknown tracker moves with us, a precaution against possible stalking attempts.

The most exciting news is perhaps the promise that even smartphones can be found via this network, even when they are offline or turned off, thanks to specialized technologies present in some models such as Pixel 8 e Pixel 8Pro. This greatly expands the possibilities of recovering lost devices.

Although the localization service is the news of the day, Google hasn't launched its own Bluetooth trackers yet.

Gianluca Cobucci
Gianluca Cobucci

Passionate about code, languages ​​and languages, man-machine interfaces. All that is technological evolution is of interest to me. I try to divulge my passion with the utmost clarity, relying on reliable sources and not "on the first pass".


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