Contact Tracing Pushed Hard in This State

Contact Tracing Pushed Hard in This State

(NewsReady.com) – Coronavirus researchers and state governors are looking to collect more information about COVID-19, specifically how it spreads. Tracking the transmission of the virus is very useful information and multiple methods obtaining this data are under consideration. One of them is called “contact tracing,” where you download an app to your smartphone and it uses location data to let you know if you came in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. A governor in one state is really pushing it.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) wants everyone in the state to download a new app, “Crush COVID RI,” to assist with contact tracing.

While potentially effective, contact tracing raises some issues. If personal information and privacy was a concern of yours, then it’s justified. Political agents in Michigan were able to access data from those who signed up for contact tracing programs in order to expand their voter outreach campaigns.

The new app for Rhode Islanders might be less intrusive as it only keeps user data stored for 20 days. It also doesn’t share or store location data when someone comes into contact with an infected person. This app is also being developed for an international market.

While it seems that there are some reasonable privacy safeguards built into Crush COVID RI, one can never be too secure with their personal data in the information age.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Absolutely not going to use this upgrade. Far too much lack of privacy and security of personal information.

    • I agree. My favorite word to anything they are selling us is NO. Technology is eventually going to destroy us. It’s BIG BROTHER AT WORK.

  2. Time to replace our so called treasonous government. We the people gotta stop being sheep herded to our slaughter! Let’s take back our country…God, family, guns & our natural born FREEDOMS❗️⚔️🇺🇸

  3. Medical information is personal. I don’t allow my doctor to share my information and I certainly do not want the government (which cannot keep anything secret) to access this.

  4. No way will I consent to this breach of privacy.

    This is terrifying to think that our rights are being stripped from us a little at a time.

    Where are our Supreme Court Justices with all these unconstitutional mandates?

  5. no way Big brother is already watching us why give them something else to monitor you with. Start being a responsible person of your own health and in fact your life. It would be just one more way to take away our freedom.

  6. No thanks. The very last thing anyone needs is to be carrying around a government spy with them everywhere they go. They already get more information from smart phones than you realize. Never wanted one. Work demands I have one. Stuck in the middle again.

  7. This is another way for the democrats to know where you are at all times. I don’t have a smartphone and refuse to get one. The phone I do have is always left home and is seldom turned on. And that’s the rest of the story.

  8. Government, any government, is the last bunch of people who has any right to know where I am, who I’m with, or what I’m doing. Contact tracing needs to be done with drug offenders, pedophiles, etc. NOT people who have committed no crime and are just going about their own business.

  9. Anyone that allows UNKNOWN persons to gather personal info on themselves…deserves what that can bring. Don’t do it..don’t believe what they say it’s used for…don’t be a moron. Our world is at risk, and it is these connections that will steal your freedom.

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