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Australia launches controversial COVID-19 tracking app as some states start easing rules

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By Lidia Kelly

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Excellent idea!

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Of course they're going to say if you don't take it you're "risking lives"

If they give me a choice between death with dignity or life without it.

I know which choice I'll make.

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I know what they can do with their app...

Big brother stuff...

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Downloaded it. Do not have to give your name or address or even your phone number. Have no idea what the problem is.

All I can see is a fantastic way of limiting the spread of this virus. This thing can do serious permanent damage to you if you get sick with it. We have just about got it eliminated. No cases in the NT for 3 weeks. Only about 5 in Queensland in the past week. So far we have not lost a single frontline worker in Australia or New Zealand. Pretty much just elderly people with pre existing conditions. Wanna keep it this way

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Downloaded it. Do not have to give your name or address or even your phone number. Have no idea what the problem is.

If it's on your phone they know your SIM.

If they know your SIM they know your phone number and all the information about yourself you entered on your phone contract, including your government ID number.

They can also correlate that with all your search history, message history and so on.

Not for me.

Sorry.

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It's a brilliant idea and I would be all for it if administered sincerely and honestly. BUT, will it be? Don't bet on it. Such technology in the hands of those who have profit, political or other motives not in the best interests of the people will always be misused.

I always find it very amazing how powerful people, governments and corporations will push thier agendas on us by simply telling us "It's for your good!" while implying that we're bad or stupid for questioning and not following like sheep. Yet, they would NEVER buy a product or service or accept a proposal simply on some saying "It's good!" They would do thier due investigative diligence and require solid proof of concept backed up by. statistics, facts and data.

Would governments and powerful people accept such monitoring of their activities and businesses by us regular citizens?

These people are drunk with power and cannot be trusted.

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Very Orwellian.

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@michaelqtodd Why did you get so many votes down?

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@Burning Bush do you do Facebook? Insta? Twitter? Did you give your email to join this? Think they’re not watching you? You have zero profile on the internet? Wake up.

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Fool me once........

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According to the government, the aim of COVIDSafe is to identify people who may have come into contact with someone who has the virus....

https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-app-covidsafe-launches-in-australia-heres-what-it-does-c-999910

You can see where this is going.......Future apps will be described as below.

According to the government, the aim of XYZ App is to identify people near you who are considered dangerous because they do not agree with the powers that be.

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The Australians have handled COVID-19 as well as any country, with the exception of Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam.

For all the global leftists praising Jacinda Ardern, her counterpart in Australia, Scott Morrison has achieved the same results but with far less damage to the Australian economy.

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How would that tracking app deal with a trip with the Yamanote line at rush hour?

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Concerned Citizen:

It's a brilliant idea and I would be all for it if administered sincerely and honestly. BUT, will it be?

For the time being, yes. But will they switch if off and forget the technology once the Corona panic is over?

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Concerned citizen:

According to the government, the aim of XYZ App is to identify people near you who are considered dangerous because they do not agree with the powers that be.

Say hello to "social credits", mainland China style.

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