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…
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