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Carole Cadwalladr
Big political announcement yesterday about the contract-tracing app. But there’s a pattern here. Why is Britain - again - ignoring global consensus to go it alone? Why is app using *self-reported symptoms*? Why centralised not decentralised?
Concerns raised over privacy, but health secretary claims there is ‘huge enthusiasm’
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Carole Cadwalladr May 5
Replying to @carolecadwalla
It’s not just that it needs more people to download it than use WhatsApp. It’s that it’s asking people to take on trust that someone they may not know has accurately reported their symptoms & that those symptoms are in fact COVID-19. That’s a lot of trust.
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Carole Cadwalladr May 5
Replying to @RaviNa1k @rydermc
Is it going to work? It’s really hard to see how. And all this is *before* you consider & ’s team suggesting it may be illegal...
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Carole Cadwalladr May 5
Replying to @carolecadwalla
I’ve put all that first. So that even if you don’t care about the creepy surveillance aspects or the secret data deals govt has done with Vote Leave firm & the one that’s allied to Trump, you should maybe care about the fact it seems highly unlikely it’ll keep your granny alive
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Alan C. Smith May 5
Cos we're worth it.
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David McConnell May 5
Jobs for the boys + future exploitation of data.
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jaq Cualey May 5
The accuracy of the data is only as accurate as the data one gives ....
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PeterF May 5
Centralised gives government power, that's why.
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IAN POULTER May 5
clueless
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Simon.Highgraves May 5
Dangerous thing to sign up unless all details about privacy are revealed. No one should share their data with Vote Leave connected companies.
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Working Man (unpaid crap jobs edition) May 5
No privacy issues, that's why it's being done over Bluetooth, not GPS like the Google/Apple collaboration. That answers Carole's question too, but I'm not convinced she wants answers.
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