Being an old woman with limited understanding of technology, I had never even heard of Air Drop until 5 minutes ago. So if suddenly I was receiving dick pics while on an airplane, I would have no fucking clue as to what was going on. I wouldn’t know what to do to stop it! I’m so old I’ve never had anyone send me a… Read more
Seems like kind of a major omission to not tell people how to protect themselves from assholes who do this. For those who want to know:
On iPhone/iPad (iOS):
Go to the Settings app
Go to General
Go to Airdrop
Set to Contacts Only (or turn off Airdrop completely)
On a MacBook:
Open a Finder window
Click on Airdrop (left hand… Read more
I can’t get past the fact the pilot threatened to turn the plane around like he was driving his family to DisneyLand in the family station wagon. Baller move.
I’m sorry you don’t like the words a 14 year old CHILD chose to use to describe the impact of THEIR trauma.
Did Tiffany Haddish’s lawyer reveal the last name of the plaintiffs in the email to Jezebel, even though they wanted to remain anonymous?
Your analogy makes no sense. A lack of doors is the problem. Nobody is asking to remove doors. We need more doors. For example, Bluetooth which is used for discovery is automatically on, even after turning it off in the control center it come back on. You have to take another step of going into settings to turn it… Read more
In the TikTok, she pulls aside a flight attendant and explains, “This man is airdropping everybody…inappropriate photos.” When the attendant asks “Larry” why he’s “doing that,” despite receiving a reminder that there are children on the flight who could be exposed to his photos, “Larry” casually responds: “I don’t… Read more
This. Since it was originally (according to Mr. Valve) developed for office environments before inevitably being taken over by perverts and morons, shouldn’t there be a bluetooth-to-speaker type pairing process? Who wants this as their default?
most ppl definitely have it on because it is default, ppl like my parents probably dont even know how to change it
Agree and this is how my phone is set up, but it seems to me that Apple should probably set the default to contacts only, since most people 1: aren’t aware they need to manually change this 2: aren’t ever going to change it anyway.
It’s a file sharing feature that doesnt require you to give someone your phone number or email, just that you be close enough. It’s handy for sharing large files like video without compressing them all to hell like email/text. There’s an airdrop menu submenu under general so you can change it to only accept from… Read more
This smacks of victim blaming. Okay, good for you that you are ahead of the curve on the problem. But think of all the older people, children and people with disabilities who don’t have the tech savvy to work it out themselves. It is a problem that the tech industry (including Apple) default to already opting into… Read more
True, although airlines could create a policy stating that anyone credibly believed to have done this will be met at their destination by local police. Airlines can’t fix the root cause but they can make the consequences very clear.
Even my TV asks first before any device connects to it over Bluetooth or similar service like Airplay, which would make me laugh whenever someone in a different property would try and connect to my TV.
This seems like a pretty huge flaw in iOS? Obviously nobody should be doing that, but why on earth does that feature even exist without having to like, match or have both ends click something? If it uses something like Bluetooth or NFC, I don't know what the airline can even do about it.
Given that this has been a problem for years I am baffled that they still haven’t given the option to disable previews for airdropped file attempts.
(Not that the failings on Apple’s side does anything to lessen the utter failure as a human being to do something like this in the first place)
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