Will you download the Covid-19 app?

Will you download the Covid-19 app?

  • Yes

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • No

    Votes: 28 71.8%

  • Total voters
    39

HaarlemShuffler

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From a privacy point of view you’re wanting Apple or Google to be behind the Apps rather than GCHQ and the Government....
From a privacy point of view you're wanting GCHQ and the Government to be behind the Apps rather than Apple or Google...

Wouldnae trust ANY of them afa I could chuck 'em.

PS @Daddy 'O' Hibee who is Larry Lloyd?
 

PILTONSTANY

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Your right, almost every other country is using a different app, but most of them are also different from each other. France and Ireland are considering using a similar app .Apple and google will hold information about you and with this app the govt wont. Also as far as I can make out it was the NHS that knocked back apple and google and GCHQ were only advisory to iron out problems.
Na in the UK all our info will be held on a central server,In the other countries our info is held on our phones....

 

Sir Shrink

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I've got google maps on my phone. It's a bit creepy when I jump in the car on a Saturday for the Hibs game for my phone to suddenly tell me how long it will take mt to get to the Hibs game........ and on weekdays how long it will take me to get to the office.......

So Big Brother is already tracking me.

I'll be downloading and using the app. I already use the Covid Symptom Tracker.
 

Westside Green

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Not putting it on my phone
I deliver to hundreds of people every week but I'm usually back in the van within seconds
 

Greenmachine

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So, let me get this right. If you download this app you may one night when you are siting in watching the TV get some random phoning you up to say our records show that you have been in contact with someone (when and how ?) who has tested positive for Covid-19....so please stay in your house and don't go out at all for the next fortnight. Do they really think this is going to work ?
 

Daddy 'O' Hibee

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With the world going digital rapidly, I was wondering if the acceptance of such technology is driven by our age, three of my kids are 40 down to 29 are pro this advance. One loving how Sweden has done away with cash. I'm an old fart and have no love whatsoever for it. It should be personal choice never forced on people.
 

Sir Shrink

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With the world going digital rapidly, I was wondering if the acceptance of such technology is driven by our age, three of my kids are 40 down to 29 are pro this advance. One loving how Sweden has done away with cash. I'm an old fart and have no love whatsoever for it. It should be personal choice never forced on people.

Definitely not an age thing, or not 100% anyway, because I'm quite happy to co-operate. I was in Iceland last year and it's virtually cashless there, first wee holiday I've gone on without taking any local currency with me and surviving purely on plastic. It was pretty good!

I don't think the new app is being forced on anyone though, it's entirely personal choice whether to use it or not. Going by the poll here so far, it's not that popular.
 

paigntonhibby

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So, let me get this right. If you download this app you may one night when you are siting in watching the TV get some random phoning you up to say our records show that you have been in contact with someone (when and how ?) who has tested positive for Covid-19....so please stay in your house and don't go out at all for the next fortnight. Do they really think this is going to work ?
Would you no' want tae know then ? I would. Whether they ask you to stay in or just advise you to have a test remains tae be seen but I think we've got tae use every tool at our disposal tae fight this virus and get back tae normality. I agree wi' Shrinky and this one app isnae gonnae make the slightest bit of difference tae what the govt or google or apple or any other *&*^ wi' the means tae find out knows about you
 

Daddy 'O' Hibee

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Definitely not an age thing, or not 100% anyway, because I'm quite happy to co-operate. I was in Iceland last year and it's virtually cashless there, first wee holiday I've gone on without taking any local currency with me and surviving purely on plastic. It was pretty good!

I don't think the new app is being forced on anyone though, it's entirely personal choice whether to use it or not. Going by the poll here so far, it's not that popular.
My youngest enjoyed the cash free trip to Sweden much the same as you, I guess you have greater knowledge of the digital system, just guessing, work related needs increase your knowledge of modern devices? I still think a large proportion of older folk are apprehensive of technology, no proof. Truthfully I think its coming and there's no stopping it.
 

Greenmachine

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Would you no' want tae know then ? I would. Whether they ask you to stay in or just advise you to have a test remains tae be seen but I think we've got tae use every tool at our disposal tae fight this virus and get back tae normality. I agree wi' Shrinky and this one app isnae gonnae make the slightest bit of difference tae what the govt or google or apple or any other *&*^ wi' the means tae find out knows about you
Fair enough. If it's going to help beat this virus, then I will be up for it.
 

Westside Green

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I don't see how it would work as I don't often have my phone on me. It's either in the van, car or locker when at work. Half the time I need to phone myself to find it.
 

Purple & Green

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@Sir Shrink mentioned above about google maps - It's fascinating what they do, and if you use it for travel which I do, it can tell you what seems like to the metre where you will hit traffic.

I already use my phone as a tracker - I use an app that auto logs my mileage, and also so my wife and kids know where I am at any given moment. I work alone, so its a safety thing.

The possibilities here, using phones as trackers, are amazing. Imagine plotting the location of phones as the coronvirus infections had grown - you would have been able to extrapolate hot spots, transmissions, spread. Truly remarkable information which undoubtedly would have saved lives.

To do it now though? It's a bit late in the day, and I'm sorry, I do not trust the conservatives not to have a hidden agenda. Matt Hancock yesterday berating the Sunday Times for "Factually incorrect" information, which came from, erm Matt Hancocks department is high farce.

But, to recap, the tories are a long way from having my trust with my personal information.
 

Westside Green

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@Sir Shrink mentioned above about google maps - It's fascinating what they do, and if you use it for travel which I do, it can tell you what seems like to the metre where you will hit traffic.

I already use my phone as a tracker - I use an app that auto logs my mileage, and also so my wife and kids know where I am at any given moment. I work alone, so its a safety thing.

The possibilities here, using phones as trackers, are amazing. Imagine plotting the location of phones as the coronvirus infections had grown - you would have been able to extrapolate hot spots, transmissions, spread. Truly remarkable information which undoubtedly would have saved lives.

To do it now though? It's a bit late in the day, and I'm sorry, I do not trust the conservatives not to have a hidden agenda. Matt Hancock yesterday berating the Sunday Times for "Factually incorrect" information, which came from, erm Matt Hancocks department is high farce.

But, to recap, the tories are a long way from having my trust with my personal information.
The PDA that I use for work has a sat nav that uses Google maps. Most of the time it works fine but sometimes can be a couple of hundred yards out. Not much good for something that needs accuracy.
 

tayside hibee

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If it's a government app, it probably won't work anyway. :cryy:

as has been said,if you carry a phone or use a debit credit card, then if big brother wants to track you , he can anyway.
 

paigntonhibby

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To do it now though? It's a bit late in the day, and I'm sorry, I do not trust the conservatives not to have a hidden agenda. Matt Hancock yesterday berating the Sunday Times for "Factually incorrect" information, which came from, erm Matt Hancocks department is high farce.

But, to recap, the tories are a long way from having my trust with my personal information.
I think my personal information would be safer with my govt., of whichever persuasion, than it is with Apple or Google so those of us who already use apps, online banking, even Amazon or search engines have very little left to hide. This is why I've little time for political dogmatism, when it comes to shit like this. The tories suggest it so labour supporters wont do it on principal and vice versa. If it's going to get us back tae fitba', pubs and everything else we enjoy safely and quicker then IMO it would be daft not to.
 

Zab

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In spirit it’s not a bad idea, but in reality I can’t see it working as intended.

Everyone would need to use it, which they won’t.
 

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