so when you pair airpods to a mac, the mac immediately contacts 'gateway.icloud.com' from 'searchpartyuseragent'. i screenshotted this connection dialog.
i was viewing the screenshot in finder quick view preview. my first thought: thisisfine.jpg
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@sneak Thanks for calling this stuff out. Even if it is not sending privacy compromising data (to be determined) it shouldn’t be contacting anything at all.