If the Govt want to track me, they can check my Strava!

This week, the Australian government launched the COVIDSafe smartphone app. In theory, it keeps a record of anyone you’ve been in close contact with for more than 15 minutes (assuming they have the app too). It’s tracking your personal connections and logging who you’ve been associated with, you know, just in case one of you test positive to the virus. Well, I’ve been mostly…

Hey government suits, catch me if you can!

Our Prime Minister likened it to wearing sunscreen – if want to go outside when the sun is shining, you have to put on sunscreen – if you want social restrictions lifted, you have to download the government approved spying health tracing app. He wants every citizen to download the app and keep it running all the time.

If you want restrictions lifted, let us spy on you! I’ve got a “healthy distrust” for all things government so this was NEVER going to fly for me. Nope. No way. You can shove that where the sun doesn’t shine!

I’m under no illusions that the government couldn’t track and trace me anyway, but I’m not giving them something extra by choice. What else could this vast collection of information be used for? How long will it be stored for? Nobody even knows how safe that information is either. Hack proof? Hmmmm.

If they want to track me and see where I’ve been, they can do what everyone else does and just check my Strava… #keepcycling

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Shawn Watson says:

    I am with you on this. Next, they will want to install a kill switch to turn me off if I am not functioning at full capacity.

    I am the only survivor of cancer out of five in my family so I am not sure they can handle or cure it anyway.

    Keep pedaling and posting!

    Shawn “World’s Okayest Cyclist™️” Watson
    Stage 4 Lymphoma Survivor and charity cyclist for
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    Children’s Cancer Research Fund

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    1. Agree! It’s one small step closer to full-time GPS monitoring and identity chip implants at birth for all.

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  2. bgddyjim says:

    I love your attitude, brother. Gotta love those politicians! I feel my inner Samuel L Jackson firing up in the melon committee.

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  3. biking2work says:

    So they want us to trust them now after they cocked up their response to this thing by ignoring the signs in Europe. Hmmm, no thanks. As the UK lot aren’t even that organised to get it up and running anytime soon anyway, I think that I’m safe from their interfering for the time being anyway

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  4. NHS considering something similar. I’m of the same opinion as you. Nope.

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  5. Bhagyashree says:

    Loved your captions! 😂
    Hope you are safe!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. snowgood says:

    Hopefully our Government won’t be checking my Strava account – I find it so hard to calculate time when I’m out on my permitted one hour of cycling.
    Sometimes I find my “watch” stops, and when I get back home four hours have flown by.
    Will I fancy using a tracking app which they are trialling here on the Isle of Wight —er No!

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    1. I must have bought the same dodgy watch as you! 😂

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