...Greetings, Anyone, This is My first Thread since March ("Lockdown")... (Perhaps a pattern may be seen here. Thus anyone of a paranoid/nervous nature (e.g.Myself!) might best not read further...)
I start This Thread seeing if anyone else understands what I am also thinking. I once read in a Newspaper that "The UK is the most surveillance-heavy Nation after China and Russia"... so what will this "Virus Tracker App" be doing after 2021, given that it has & links Names, or EMails, or Addresses, or Details about a Person...?
Also, what is to stop Persons putting in a False Name/Address/Email...instead of their own? Also, what if a person is forced to isolate (through being contacted by this App)... then after 14 days they have no symptoms... but then upon the <>13th day they get yet another message forcing them to Isolate again? (& Over & over...)
Also, what is to stop Malicious Hackers from falsifying information about others...?
...Apart from all of that... Glad Tidings to anyone reading.
I've been out of the loop a bit, what app is this and where can I find more info? Tried to google but it just showed me anti-virus software
(...Whoa, that was quick!) ...Um... Greetings to "Autistic Entrepreneur"... I have little idea about the "APP" and cannot download it Myself (I do not have the latest Equipment/EMail)...I just keep hearing about it upon the general News. (Television & Newspapers.)
It just seems to be a very important thing... !!
Just chance I happened to log on for first time in 5 days a few minutes after your post. Will check news once I've caught up here.
...Um...Thank You for the replies. I do not log on so much either (it puts the stress levels up), So I understand. I largely only posted this as a reaction to the News I keep seeing lately. Do Take care of Yourself (& Thanks to the Upvoter --!!-- also.)
...I just wait and see how/if this Thread develops. There are certain persons here who are also programmers, too. (I used to be one, but I <>stopped during "Sonic The Hedgehog"'s Time.)
This app will not work at all, mainly because of human error, glitches and most people won't use it
I know someone who has switched to an older phone so their work can't force them to use it. If they did use it and weren't allowed to work then they wouldn't be able to pay their bills
I can't believe anyone would be so stupid as to download this tracking app / malware - if you look at its specification, the stated use is only a small part of its capability - it's basically mining all your data, contacts, e-mails, location at all times etc. etc. And it's already been hacked.
And what stops people randomly and maliciously claiming to have WuFlu (like so many celebrity attention-seekers already have) which will force thousands to isolate for no reason? You only need to see the carefully coordinated chaos being perpetrated over the world now by Momentum/Sunrise (aka BLM) to see how easy that would be.
If you do feel the need to use it. Buy a new phone, factory reset it. Make a new google account. Put nothing on the phone but the app and dont put a sim in it. Just walk around with it, with bluetooth on and nothing else. then once a day, let it upload. Sure they can track who you were near, but in the spirit of things you can use it, but not put your own phone and its data at risk. Or at least thats the way I plan to run it. If not well, I will switch over to my old 3310 and bollocks to the app.