I have no doubt that most Verge readers understand that iOS 17’s NameDrop feature isn’t anything to be worried about. But with alarmist TikToks, nightly newscasts, and even police departments making a fuss over supposed privacy risks, it’s worth emphasizing to your friends and family that no, it’s not that easy for nearby strangers to sneakily obtain your contact information.
And if assurances from experts aren’t enough, it’s easy to turn the feature off altogether if you so choose.
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