Apparently, the reason the NHS contact tracing app fell over on my fairphone was because some e users got very concerned about their ~privacy~ so the solution that e came up with was to silently kill the app I was relying on.

My best friend has cancer and I thought I would get exposure notifications which is slightly more life and death than privacy fantasies of fossbros.

They ~silently~ disabled the entire covid thing. I am so livid. This was supposed to be better than google, but in this case they've showed way less sense and responsibility

(I'm going to at the companies involved rather than subtoot them:
@Fairphone @FairphoneCommunity @efoundation )

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@celesteh @Fairphone @FairphoneCommunity @efoundation That's incredibly disappointing to have done that without any warning at all. I remember when it was a new thing trying to install the app on /e/ and it wouldn't work, I wasn't aware that it did work for a time since. To hear that it worked and was removed with no warning or instructions to retain that feature is properly shit of them. Isn't the idea of /e/ to respect users' choices regarding privacy and data rather than to have it dictated?

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