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Is iPhone AirDrop Feature 'NameDrop' Dangerous, as Facebook Posts Claim?

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2023
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In late November 2023, Facebook users shared variations of a viral warning about a relatively new iPhone feature called NameDrop, also known as "Bringing Devices Together." The posts hinted that NameDrop, dubbed by Apple as "a new AirDrop experience," was dangerous, and said that users needed to take action to protect their privacy and security.

Multiple U.S. police department Facebook pages also shared the warnings, which perhaps was one of the reasons that we received so many reader emails about this rumor.

The Viral Warnings on Facebook

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