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    Default Covid Tracer App

    How many of you guys have it installed?

    Read many negative feed backs.

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    Default Re: Covid Tracer App

    I don't install spyware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kame View Post
    I don't install spyware.
    You wanna check existing app permissions

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    Default Re: Covid Tracer App

    Quote Originally Posted by Beav View Post
    You wanna check existing app permissions
    Exactly, every single app on your phone can see /use your contacts, photos, basically everything on the phone, if you don't allow, the app wont install.

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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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    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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    Default Re: Covid Tracer App

    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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    Default Re: Covid Tracer App

    Got it installed, don't care if the govt know where I go.

    If People are worried about that sort of thing they better leave their smart phones at home when they go out as that tracks you everywhere, can tell you when and where you went, how long it took and various other information. Google and apple can pin point your location to within about 3 mtrs.

    Want an example - I zoomed out but zooming in gives many details, heres where I went a few weeks back during the day.

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    Default Re: Covid Tracer App

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Got it installed, don't care if the govt know where I go.
    That.

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