Apparently, the reason the NHS contact tracing app fell over on my fairphone was because some e users got very concerned about their ~privacy~ so the solution that e came up with was to silently kill the app I was relying on.
My best friend has cancer and I thought I would get exposure notifications which is slightly more life and death than privacy fantasies of fossbros.
They ~silently~ disabled the entire covid thing. I am so livid. This was supposed to be better than google, but in this case they've showed way less sense and responsibility
I can understand, given their mandate, that they chose to remove the tracking backend, but it's absolutely negligent that they failed to sufficiently inform their users.
Removing a health safety feature without making it very clear that you've done so is obviously a terrible idea.
I'm not against the removal of the code given that some people using the OS require a higher degree of defense against tracking, but since its removal broke support for contact tracing, it should have been explicitly clear to the user.
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