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Southwest Airlines ‘cyber-flashing’ incident is a reminder of AirDrop’s dark side

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17.06.2019

Thanks to technology, women can now be harassed anywhere perverts have internet access—even up in the air. A woman flying on Southwest Airlines was subjected to a barrage of dirty pictures thanks to an anonymous jerk AirDropping pornography to her while she was trapped on a plane.

AirDrop is a normally handy Apple feature that allows people to wirelessly send photos and other content to nearby iPhones and computers using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. But not everyone sends photos with the best intentions, and women are often harassed with AirDrop requests. While rejecting a request is easy enough, the problem is........

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