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    Default Re: Covid Tracer App

    Quote Originally Posted by Kame View Post
    I don't install spyware.
    Most software now has spyware .
    Even windows. Even your printer. Even your new TV . Even some new cars .
    We allowed this to happen by accepting it , so thats just the way everything is (with a few exceptions , for now)

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    The reason I said this is because it's not the government that I worry about, its the fact that there's a group who are targeting it and/or have already broken into it. Only time will tell.

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    Default Re: Covid Tracer App

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Most software now has spyware .
    Even windows. Even your printer. Even your new TV . Even some new cars .
    It's only spyware if it can report back somewhere. For instance My printer isn't on the network, never mind the net.

    Remember the entire internet is a public noticeboard and everything that passes though it.
    This post for instance.
    Or your emails....
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: Covid Tracer App

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    It's only spyware if it can report back somewhere. For instance My printer isn't on the network, never mind the net.
    but your printer drivers ARE on the network , via your PC.

    SOME printer drivers phone home with info about what & when youve been printing. This first happened(or first detected) many years ago, and was back then labled spyware & treated as
    no better than any other malware . Things have changed, its accepted as the norm now.

    Even TV's have been caught recording conversions and that info was sent off to 3rd parties

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kame View Post
    The reason I said this is because it's not the government that I worry about, its the fact that there's a group who are targeting it and/or have already broken into it. Only time will tell.
    Thats a good point
    But its usually govt employees using this info , illegally . Thats happened quite a few times in NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    but your printer drivers ARE on the network , via your PC.

    SOME printer drivers phone home with info about what & when youve been printing. This first happened(or first detected) many years ago, and was back then labled spyware & treated as
    no better than any other malware . Things have changed, its accepted as the norm now.

    Even TV's have been caught recording conversions and that info was sent off to 3rd parties
    Well said, my Canon MG6250, tells me too often "don't turn your printer off, it's sending a report".

    Not game to try turning it off tho.

    lurking.

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