CORRECTION: It seems the NHS contact tracer app wasn’t developed by Serco and won’t harvest your data. See this article for further details. I’m leaving the piece below on the site as an example of the mistakes that can happen when a prime minister lies – Boris Johnson has repeatedly claimed that the Serco test and trace business belonged to the NHS, so when an NHS contact tracer came along, we all automatically accepted that it was run by Serco, and subject to the same privacy issues as the Serco system.
The BBC is reporting that a million people have downloaded the Covid-19 contact tracing app developed by the private money-grubbers at Serco.
At the same time, we have learned that Rishi Sunak has handed over another £2 billion to Serco for its test-and-trace… work… bringing the total up to £12 billion.
Another £2 BILLION for Serco and Dido Harding for a system that has NEVER worked. It has raised the cost so far to £12 BILLION. We are the biggest fools in the fucking world, we should be on the streets in our millions.
— neil flek waugh . CITIZEN NOT SERF. (@sammythedog1989) September 24, 2020
So, that’s a cost of £12,000 per user (so far).
Here’s what it’s supposed to do:
NHS Covid-19 instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects they were nearby someone who has the virus.It also has a check-in scanner to alert owners if a venue they have visited is found to be an outbreak hotspot.
First, let’s get something straight. It’s being called the NHS contact tracing app. Is it really being run by the National Health Service?
The big Q for me is who owns this? If it's the NHS then I have no hesitation. If it's Serco/Deloite they can fuck off.
— Mike Harding #lightacandlefotheEU (@HardingMike) September 24, 2020
Bad news, Mike…
Zarah Sultana: 'NHS' Test & Trace should be called by it's real name… SERCO Test & Trace, "It's been outsourced, like other health contracts, often to friends and family members of Tory MPs, lining their pockets while taking the Public for a ride"
Labour's opposition. pic.twitter.com/HdCI1LDOrP
— The Daily Politik (@DailyPolitik) September 23, 2020
It's not NHS test and trace.
It's Serco, Sitel, Mitie, Deloitte, Amazon, G4S, Sodexo, Boots, Randox test & trace.
That's why it's such a mess #Outsourcing #TestingShambles https://t.co/RyLXU6RgAK
— Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP (@BellRibeiroAddy) September 23, 2020
So it’s a money pit for corporate beasts.
Is the price right? Well..
Has £12bn ever been so badly spent as that apparently expended on Serco’s supposed track and trace system, which has little or nothing to do with the NHS?
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) September 24, 2020
So Rishi Sunak confirms £12bn on track and trace.
Well done Serco and Deloite shareholders.
Bad luck people who need a test.#Coronavirus #NHSCOVID19app #PoliticsLive
— Sean Davids (@MancTotter) September 24, 2020
Chancellor confirms £12b to serco test & trace scam.
I bet Johnson, Dildo Harding & Hancock are smirking whilst rubbing their hands as they look to cash in on this.
— Pete 🌹🌹“Absolute Tory Power Corrupts Absolutely” (@pete3291) September 24, 2020
£12 billion !!!!! on the SERCO/Deloitte Track and Trace system.
I wonder how much of what was passed to the Tories favoured companies is going to be trousered in profits? I suspect a helluva lot. Money that could have gone to the NHS.
£12 billion !!!!!
— Mark Cockerton (@CockertonMark) September 24, 2020
And does it do what it’s supposed to do – and nothing else?
* If you are poor, don’t have a smartphone, then your privacy is not properly protected.
* Instead, you hand your details to the venue with no safeguards
* And when you talk to test and Trace, we still know nothing of how bad their privacy is, or if problems are fixed
— Jim Killock (@jimkillock) September 24, 2020
The Government is doing privacy as public relations — if we shout loud enough, we can have it.
Otherwise, forget it.
That is why we need the @ICOnews to act robustly, as a regulator. It is acting as Govt consultant, saying little and letting us down.
— Jim Killock (@jimkillock) September 24, 2020
The app has NOTHING to do with the NHS, apart from being dishonestly branded as such by this corrupt, mendacious govt.
It's an app developed by SERCO to harvest data from users, for unknown reasons, but given Vote Leave's track record with misusing data, I won't install it.
— Chris. (@Yorkshire_KTF) September 24, 2020
But there is a bright side:
If you ever get imposter syndrome just imagine you are SERCO. This will give you the confidence to do any job regardless of your qualification
— Zoë Tomalin (@ZoeTomalin) September 24, 2020
That’s the bright side. You’ve got to really want to see it.
So! If you haven’t done it already, are you looking forward to downloading the app?
Source: NHS Covid-19 app: One million downloads of contact tracer for England and Wales – BBC News
Has we know they leeches on government monies and would be cheaper done by the NHS all private companies have no comeback has long has sweeteners are provided ops