German intelligent office has been uncovered by Apple AirTags
How she used an AirTag to find the secret agency
Wittmann states that everyone she has spoken denies participation in the intelligence agency. However, she states that a good indicator would be if she could prove that the postal address for this “federal authority” actually leads to the intelligence service’s apparent offices. She wrote:
“To understand where mail ends up, you can do a lot of manual research. Otherwise, you can simply send a small device that regularly transmits its current position (The Apple AirTag) and see where it lands”.
She has sent a parcel with an AirTag and watched through Apple’s Find My system. The parcel was delivered via the Berlin sorting center to a sorting office in Cologne-Ehrenfeld. And then appears at the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Cologne.
What explains an AirTag addressed to a telecommunications authority based in one part of Germany, ends up in the offices of an intelligence agency based in another part of the country? For Wittman, this is the clearest indication of this agency’s existence.
The researcher detailed her research in the German Wikipedia entry for the federal telecommunications service. She also points out that after her discovery, there were multiple government press conferences to deny the facts.
She writes that the government agency can keep the AirTags for them.