Switzerland said it had pushed Google for weeks to alter the location setting requirement. "Users should be able to use such proximity tracing apps without any bindings with other services," said Dr. Sang-Il Kim. (BAG)
Google's monopoly power isn't just a threat to privacy, it's a threat to all the applications of technology (like public health!) that rely on privacy. We need capacity for collectively governed technology that isn't controlled by Google.
Google Coronavirus Apps Give it Way to Access Location Data - The New York Times
That didn’t take long: How Google can take advantage of people who use apps built on their “exposure notification” used by apps for digital contact tracing. Or more accurately, we learn one of the ways that Google can take advantage of people ...