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NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google’s rules

NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google’s rules

An update to England and Wales’s contact tracing app has been delayed after it was blocked by Apple and Google on privacy grounds. The plan had been to ask users to upload a record of which venues they had recently checked in at if they tested positive for the virus. This could be used to warn others. But the firms said this form of location tracking had always been banned from their platforms.

David
David
WJ MacKENZIE
WJ MacKENZIE 0 months

Just curious... locatiom trackimg is against their policy, yet if I turn 9n location tracking to use googlemaps, I get flooded by messages from.google asking me.to rate my visit to such and such a place, even if I only passed it on my way... so... what location tracking is fine with them and which is not?

Bart
Bart 0 months

Ah UK, becoming more and more dystopian with each passing day.

mister
mister 0 months

well that's unfortunate...

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