This week, without your express permission, a new piece of software was uploaded to your smartphone. Read that, and consider it. YOU had NO say in this new piece of software (call it spyware) that the State has loaded into the Settings on your phone. It is not an app, which you can delete. It is a Setting, which you cannot delete. Your private smartphone has just been compromised by your State.
The stated purpose of this unauthorized (by you, the owner of the phone) spyware is to notify you if you have been exposed to the deadly Wuhan Coronavirus.
By adding WA Notify to their smartphones, Washington residents will be alerted if they spent time near another user who later tests positive for COVID-19. WA Notify uses privacy-preserving technology jointly developed by Google and Apple and works without collecting or revealing any location or personal data.
Now, tell me, do you believe this? Do you really believe that the State will not be able to identify you with this software, if they really want to? Well, I certainly do not. If you have an Android phone, you are especially at risk, given Google’s well-documented propensity to track and censor its users. Apple has been fairly good in protecting its users’ privacy, but I still do not trust them on this. The State is bound and determined to enslave its residents, making them Subjects, and not Citizens. Do not give them the ability to enslave you further. Do not activate this software! Your Liberty depends on it.
“Opting into exposure notification is something almost every Washington resident with a smartphone can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19, so we are gratified to see so many people adopting it quickly,” said Secretary of Health John Wiesman. “If you haven’t activated WA Notify yet, please consider doing so. Studies from Oxford University and Stanford show that the more people who use a tool like WA Notify, the more effectively it will protect our communities.”
Don’t believe the above quote either. NOTHING you do can help STOP the spread of the virus! The virus, which is totally invisible, cannot be stopped spreading, and the State has been lying to you for nearly a year. If all the mask and distancing mandates already implemented in Washington could help stop the spread, wouldn’t there be fewer “new cases” today, rather than more?
And one more thing occurs to me. If the State can, without your knowledge or permission, add software to your phone, doesn’t this mean that your phone now belongs to the State, and not to you? You paid a fair amount of money for your phone, and now it no longer belongs to you alone.
Well, at least 19% of Washingtonians have already yielded up what remains of their Liberty to the State, and activated the Spyware. Please do not join them. And if you have already activated this spyware, inactivate it NOW. Once again, your Liberty depends on it.
4 thoughts on “Washingtonians, have you activated “WA Notify” on your smartphone? Don’t Do It!”
There is a new thing in iOS settings called exposure notifications. You can enable them and you will be informed when the app thinks you may have been exposed. Some things to bear in mind: your phone doesn’t know that you’ve been exposed, and has no way to judge whether you are six feet or 30 feet from a suspected carrier. Apple and Google failed last summer to produce apps to meet UK requirements for this same function because the hardware has no way to measure the actual distance between two nearby phones. The setting claims that no data is shared with anyone regarding the exposure. Of course, just a little while ago you had the option not to upload an app devised for the same purpose.
I keep forgetting to take my phone with me when I leave home. Funny that.
Does it require the ‘other person’ or ‘carrier’ to have the feature activated on their smartphone? How does the other smartphone know that person is a suspected carrier? Is it going to trigger even when neither person is infected?
I don’t take my smartphone with me into the court when I take squash lessons and neither does my squash pro. Funny that too.
Further, how about if both people have both contracted and recovered from or passed the safe quarantine period? Won’t the devices still be transmitting data and advisories to their users and the government? Won’t these false warnings be generating needless concern? How useful can this possibly be in a region where the disease is at a mature level of saturation and many have already acquired immunity or were otherwise previously resistant to contracting the disease? It seems too late at this stage in many states for this to make any difference.
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