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To find it scary that people have willingly downloaded the track and trace app?

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SunnyThatsMyName Fri 29-May-20 16:59:16

This all reminds me of the start of some sci-fi/thriller movie.
Why are people so easily giving away their details to this useless government?

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Sertchgi123 Fri 29-May-20 17:00:18

Because we don't want to die from Covid-19.

Caselgarcia Fri 29-May-20 17:00:48

Because they have thought about it and are happy to?

SunnyThatsMyName Fri 29-May-20 17:01:21

And downloading this mess of an app is going to stop you dying?

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SunbathingDragon Fri 29-May-20 17:02:36

Some people are happy to do so and others aren’t. No need to criticise those who disagree with you.

bristolone Fri 29-May-20 17:02:49

It's scary that so many people like you won't use it - thereby increasing the time we have to spend like this.....and increasing the people that will unknowingly catch it and die.

Al1Langdownthecleghole Fri 29-May-20 17:04:48

I'm not keen, but a lot of people are happy to share intimate details of their lives with the world.

I mean, how many times has Munsnet been hacked now?

SunnyThatsMyName Fri 29-May-20 17:04:51

Nope wont be downloading it

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SunnyThatsMyName Fri 29-May-20 17:05:19

Exactly. This app is open to scammers etc. I dont trust it

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OrangeGinLemonFanta Fri 29-May-20 17:05:33

Do you know how much of your information the government already holds?

Do you know how the app works?

If not, please read up and come back.
If you do please describe in detail what information the app will pass on to the Govt that they don't already have.

Dowser Fri 29-May-20 17:06:25

I love the idea of people naming just anyone
You can have a lot of fun with that
I imagine.
All your enemies
People who’ve down you down in the past
Bullies
People you’ve lent money to and have never paid you back
The gossip mongerers
If you’re feeling a bit bored one day, you could choose a couple of names from fb
All good clean fun from the comfort of your sofa
Where do you get it from?

Carrie7469 Fri 29-May-20 17:07:06

I would happily download it

DitheringBlidiot Fri 29-May-20 17:08:28

I don't think it's fair to point the finger of blame of those who die at people who don't want to download the app. Let's save that for a government that didn't act quick enough and is failing now at every stage to protect its people.

QuestionableMouse Fri 29-May-20 17:08:51

Eh, it's no worse than Facebook or Instagram.

Bonkers to think that in this day and age that your details aren't already out there. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

IndecentFeminist Fri 29-May-20 17:09:03

It doesn't ask for anything interesting. It doesn't have any permissions bar Bluetooth pings.

Puddlesplasher Fri 29-May-20 17:09:39

Because some of us believe in doing what we can to keep our fellow humans safe.

Panpastels Fri 29-May-20 17:10:11

Because all my details are out there anyway? What specific information are you worried about divulging?

siring1 Fri 29-May-20 17:11:59

Buy some tin foil and make a hat.

That's for making life more dangerous for my elderly parents!

cardibach Fri 29-May-20 17:12:25

The app only has the first part of your postcode. The rest is location services. If you have a smart phone they know exactly where you are anyway, should they want to. If you use Facebook, they know far more about you than this app will tell them.
I’ll download it when it’s operational. I want out of this.

TheFlis12345 Fri 29-May-20 17:12:41

I will download anything that will help keep my family safe. I assume the people against it never use GPS or google maps?

KingOfDogShite Fri 29-May-20 17:14:35

I won’t be downloading it. There’s fuck all chance I’m going to isolate for 14 days unless I’m feeling unwell.

Vulnerable people need to isolate. The rest of us need to get on with it.

Russellbrandshair Fri 29-May-20 17:16:06

Why? So the government can see I’ve been to work, then the supermarket, then work, then home then the supermarket? Yeah they’ll get so much important info from that won’t they? Snort

BillywilliamV Fri 29-May-20 17:17:30

So the government, (or whoever) are collecting all this data about everyone, and they are storing all this data somewhere and they have developed the necessary algorithms to plough through all this data and identify the really useful stuff about YOU.. and they're going to use that data against you!
You watch too much dystopian science fiction my friend!

CockCarousel Fri 29-May-20 17:18:22

Buy some tin foil and make a hat

I've noticed this phrase a lot on MN over the last few months. Always aimed at those questioning our (awful) governments motives. Interesting fact - the CIA coined the phrase to discredit anybody with a different point of view.

midgebabe Fri 29-May-20 17:21:21

no way will I isolate

Yeah, force the 20 to 30 % of the population who are vulnerable to have to withdraw totally from society to avoid a risk that you personally don't have because you are happy to spread a potentially lethal virus

That's a great idea, that will really help the economy recover, it will really mean that people will want to help you whenever your life takes a nasty turn

And of course, most of those vulnerable won't be able to fully withdraw, they have children and jobs
So then what happens ? Hum..virus spreads. NHS gets overlaoded...and then whoops, back to square 1. A second fucking lockdown for everyone.

Thanks to the selfish idiots who won't self isolate

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