So India launched this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/... last week.

It tracks your location and let you know if you have come in close proximity with someone who has been tested COVID-19 positive.

I don't wanna debate about the privacy concerns as India doesn't really get these things.

As for the moment, I will happily trade my location data for my life.

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    Unless it's mandatory there's not a privacy issue at hand.
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    If I've learned anything observing hundreds of Uber drivers, it's that everyone is always exactly one inaccessible block away from my location.
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    Those kinds of apps are never accurate and if anything they make a hot target for people who want to fuck around and have a little fun. Either in spreading the virus to others or fucking with the data it displays. In a case like this, the best thing to do is just stay inside and follow common sense.
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    @pythonInRelay Error 404: Common Sense not found.

    Super cringe ik, sorry. But fr most people lack common sense these days lol
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    @Stuxnet "You either choose to install it, or we do. See, people always have a choice!"
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    @Jilano I mean until it reaches that point it's not an issue. It's completely voluntary at the time, therefore it's still not an issue at the time.

    However, @pythonInRelay is correct. It'll be like that where the dude took a shit load of phones and caused a traffic jam on Google maps. Someone's gonna get bored and fuck with the data.
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    But... But... Korea said it was effective and put the code on GitHub. 😮
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    @SortOfTested Are we talking about Best Korea or South Korea?
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