iOS / iPadOS 14 open the FindMy network to third parties: "Where is it?" locate any objects

The “Where’s?” App allows devices to be found even when they are not connected to the Internet. For this purpose, macOS and iOS devices send an encrypted Bluetooth signal (beacon), which can be received by other Apple devices in the vicinity and forwarded to Apple’s servers for “Where is it?”. This is of course practical to find the lost Apple Watch in the swimming pool or the stolen notebook, even if the hardware is walking in the trunk of a car – it just has to be another device that has a radio connection to the lost device. Apple puts the sophisticated encryption process in the foreground – the device from which the location information ultimately comes cannot be traced.