Qatar obliged citizens to install “spyware” for containing COVID-19 pandemic

As part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection, the Qatar government has obliged citizens and residents to install special software on their mobile devices to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. This spyware tracks contacts with infected people. his would sound fine, but for some reason the application requires permission for a number of actions that have nothing to do with containing a pandemic. Using Bluetooth, the Ehteraz application pings nearby devices so that they can be contacted later, if users with whom they were nearby will have COVID-19 symptoms. “However, application also requires access to geolocation data, which may indicate the intention of the authorities to monitor the movements of citizens”, – for example, reports Al-Jazeera channel. Moreover, …

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