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Apple and Google released contact tracing technology.

I made a mistake. On May 20, 2020 I updated my phone without thinking. I wrote about this very issue and yet my lizard brain went ahead and clicked “update”. Now Google’s COVID-19 Exposure API is on my phone. And I can’t turn it off. The best I can do is disable my Bluetooth, which […]

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Don’t Upgrade Your Phone’s Software

Update! Apple and Google have teamed together to create “coronavirus-tracking software”. I put it in quotes because you all knows what this means. Once their tracking software is one your phone, it’s never coming off. Apple and Google are teaming together for the first time to create tracking software, much like Singapore’s TraceTogether, by using […]

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Surveillance Capitalism In The Age Of Coronavirus

Apps are sprouting up all over the place in lieu of Coronavirus. Some apps show the virus by the numbers. Others let People to give to those in need. And some apps go Orwellian, asking neighbors to report on each other, report groups of people to the police, or only allow people to travel if […]