Daily Archives: 2021-06-19

Massachusetts health notifications app installed without users’ knowledge

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Two different stories (the other being about smart thermostats being automatically remotely turned up in Huston because the Texas grid is a bad joke: https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/remote-thermostat-adjustment-texas-energy-shortage/285-5acf2bc5-54b7-4160-bffe-1f9a5ef4362a ) that are probably about unintended consequences of clicking through innocuous-sounding opt-in things on IoS devices today, and generally about letting third parties fuck with your devices unattended. ...We probably need a regulatory framework around that. One better than the one the various large incumbents will push for.
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