Will Apple’s New AirDrop Features Deter Cyber Flashing? Chicago Victims Hope So


BEHIND THE SCENES, BEHIND THE LINES. THE MORNING INSIDERS. THE MORNING INSIDERS TAKE ON SOMETHING CALLED CYBER FLASHING, THE ACT OF SENDING SOMEONE AN UNWANTED SEXUAL PICTURE. SEVERAL WOMEN TELL CBS2 THEY’VE BEEN TARGETED ON THE CTA THROUGH APPLE’S AIR DROP FEATURE. WE HAVE MORE. Reporter: JANET WAS JUST TRYING TO GET TO WORK. SHE HOPPED ON THE BLUE LINE AND SHAW SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO AIR DROP HER A PHOTO AUTOBODY PARTS. Reporter: EVEN THOUGH SHE DECLINED, HER PHONE SHOWED A PREVIEW BUT SHE DIDN’T SEE A CBS LOGO. I KNOW IT’S A REAR END. Reporter: AIR DROP ALLOWS IPHONE OR AIR DROP PASSENGERS TO SEND PHOTOS WITHIN 30 FEET. SHE HAD HERS ALLOWED A REQUEST BUT ISN’T IT BACK TO CONTACT ONLY. THEY KEPT COMING THROUGH. I COULDN’T EVEN GET TO THE SETTINGS. THEY WERE ONE AFTER ANOTHER. THIS WAS LIKE STOP, STOP. Reporter: PUBLIC TRANSIT RIDERS NATIONWIDE HAVE REPORTED SIMILAR INCIDENTS BECAUSE TRAINS CREATE A CLUSTER OF PEOPLE IN ONE SPOT, MORE TARGETS. JANET WAS ON THE RED LINE WHEN THIS HAPPENED TO HER. I DIDN’T CONSENT TO THIS. YOU PERSONALLY WENT INTO MY SPACE. Reporter: WE EMAILED APPLE AND ASKED IF THERE’S ANYTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT. THEY SAID WITH THE NEW IOS13 YOU DON’T SEE. IT AS LONG AS YOU UPDATE, YOU WILL NEVER SEE THIS. SHE BELIEVES UNKNOWN USERS MIGHT ACCEPT. PEOPLE HAVE TO BE REALLY MINDFUL OF THEIR OWN STUFF, MANAGING THEIR OWN PRIVACY. Reporter: HERE BOTH SAID PART OF THE PROBLEM IS AIR DROP CAN BE ISN’T ANONYMOUSLY. IF THEY KNEW THEY COULD BE IDENTIFIED, I THINK THAT WOULD STOP THEM FROM DOING IT BUT

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