Continuing on the Bad-APP theme from https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2022/11/29/last-post-made-simple-do-not-install-free-apps/
I went looking around the web for recent examples of APPs gone wrong. Some that jumped out are:
Auto-Installation of APPs:
“When some Android device owners discovered and subsequently deleted the App, DPH would re-install it onto their devices,”
APP Based Nonconsensual Tracking:
Millions Of Americans Assigned Secret ‘Covid Decree Violation’ Scores ……. Over 100 million Americans were tracked from their cell phones and assigned “COVID-19 decree violation” scores throughout the Covid lockdowns.
PredictWise, a voter analytics firm, harvested location data from tens of millions of US cell phones and provided the data to Democrat campaigns and the Democrat National Committee to develop campaign ads targeting swing voters.
Government/Big Tech Programs to Covertly Load APPs:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health SECRETLY Colluded With Google To Auto-Install Contact-Tracing SPYWARE On Your Phone
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is facing a class action lawsuit after colluding with Google to repeatedly auto-install contact-tracing spyware on the smartphones of over a million Massachusetts residents without their permission or consent.
According to a class action lawsuit filed by the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonpartisan nonprofit civil rights organization, the Department of Public Health rolled out the contact tracing app it worked with Google to create in April 2021.