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Covid-19 tracker app installed WITHOUT PERMISSION
Tailos
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So I noticed that there is now a Covid-19 tracking app on my phone! This was not something that i agreed to have installed, consented to have installed, wanted installed, or anything else! This is an invasion of my privacy!

How do I get this invasive app OFF MY PHONE??! 

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Re: Covid-19 tracker app installed WITHOUT PERMISSION
jav6
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@Tailos wrote:

So I noticed that there is now a Covid-19 tracking app on my phone! This was not something that i agreed to have installed, consented to have installed, wanted installed, or anything else! This is an invasion of my privacy!

How do I get this invasive app OFF MY PHONE??! 


What make/model phone do you have?  What is the app's name?   You don't have the option like with most other apps, via Settings->Apps->(select app)->Uninstall/Disable/Remove Updates?

Are you sure it is actually an app?  See https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/06/20/have-apple-and-google-suddenly-uploaded-a-covid-...

 

...Just another VZW customer...trying to offer some assistance...
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Re: Covid-19 tracker app installed WITHOUT PERMISSION
jav6
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@Tailos wrote:

So I noticed that there is now a Covid-19 tracking app on my phone! This was not something that i agreed to have installed, consented to have installed, wanted installed, or anything else! This is an invasion of my privacy!

How do I get this invasive app OFF MY PHONE??! 


From that link I posted, Google has prepped for when YOU want to download and use a COVID-19 tracking app.  This is NOT an app.  Here is a screenshot from my Android phone's Settings->Google Services & preferences.  If you select COVID-19 Exposure Notifications, it tells you 'To turn on COVID-19 Exposure Notifications, install or finish setting up a participating app'

Google COVID-19 prep.png

...Just another VZW customer...trying to offer some assistance...
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