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It Turns Out Apple Has No Clue About UK’s Plans to Use Its API for Contact Tracing App

A rather embarrassing snafu has popped up thanks to health secretary Matt Hancock, but luckily, he seems to lack the capacity to take personal responsibility for anything, so when he goes on the telly spouting utter shite, it's simply just another day for him. Read More >>

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NHS Contact Tracing App is “Not a Priority” Anymore So That Was a Massive Waste of Time

The NHS contact tracing app is a mess, which you may have picked up on from our coverage of it so far; and now it's not going to see the light of day before winter - if it launches at all. Read More >>

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NHS Contact Tracing App is Now Live, Possibly by Mistake

The NHSX contact tracing app has appeared in the Google Play Store, but we suspect it's either gone live before it should have, or some pillock has botched the roll-out; either option seems plausible given the history of the thing. Read More >>

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The NHS Track and Trace App Delay May be a Bluetooth Issue

Earlier today we posted about news that the NHS track and trade app was to be delayed again, and probably wouldn't come out this month. That report in The Times said the delay was down to refining the app based on feedback from the Isle of Wight test. Now we have a few more details, and it seems the Bluetooth part of the app is the part causing issues. Read More >>

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NHS Test and Trace System Isn’t Fully Operational Yet and Won’t Be Until September

The NHS Test and Trace system went live last week and while we suspected it's an absolute mess based on everything we've heard about it do far, it seems that's exactly the case, and it won't be up to speed for another three or four months. Read More >>

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NHS Test and Trace Program Set for Legal Challenge Over Its Use of People’s Data

It seems that the government's plan to use the NHS Test and Trace program along with the upcoming NHS Contact Tracing app to harvest and store your data long after it's 'needed' isn't sitting well with anyone, because it's shady af. And now the lawyers are wading in. Read More >>

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NHS Contact Tracers Reveal the Whole Process to Be a Shambles While They’re Paid to Do Nothing

If you've ever contemplated whether the government is just taking a big ol' dump and wiping its sodden, pasty arse with tax payer money on the reg, the latest NHS contact tracing app debacle should answer that question and then some. Read More >>

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NHS App Won’t Be Ready Until Next Month Now

Matt Hancock has been pushing the absolute pile of dicks that has been digitised and turned into an app that's just about ready to fuck anyone who uses it, and it turns out he can't even get the launch date right. Read More >>

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NHS App Has More Glaring Security Flaws and This is Just Getting Bloody Ridiculous Now

The NHS contact tracing app just keeps on running into problems with the majority of people involved with the project highlighting serious flaws and security concerns, but they just keep on keeping on for some unknown reason. And it's just getting silly now. Read More >>

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MP’s Call for NHS App to Delete All Data Once Pandemic Ends

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has drafted a bill to pass through government that will stop any data collected through the NHS contact tracing app to be retained after the pandemic ends and the app is no longer required, and that stipulates the data only be used for the explicit purpose of combating the virus while the app is in service. Read More >>

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Leaked NHS Contact Tracing App Docs Point to More Invasive Plans Down the Line

Some bright spark left documents about the NHSX tracing app on Google Drive for any bugger to see, and they revealed concerning plans for the future of the app. Read More >>

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NHS App Faces Problems in Trial While Officials Confirm a Replacement Could Be on the Way

The NHS contact tracing app that we're not a fan of here at Giz UK because it sounds like a joke, is one, as it turns out. Although it's clearly been heading that way since its inception, and the Isle of Wight trial has done nothing but back that up. Read More >>

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NHS App Faces yet More Issues as It Becomes Reliant on Android Users to Work Effectively

Once again, the government is relying on herd immunity of sorts for its NHS contact tracing app to work effectively. Read More >>

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NHS is ‘Investigating’ Switching Its Contact Tracing App to Apple’s API

The NHS contact tracing app isn't even live yet, and it's riddled with issues on privacy, data, and its basic functionality but it seems someone over there has realised that, with developers reportedly being asked to "investigate" using Apple and Google's API instead. Read More >>

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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s What The New NHS App Will Look Like – And Why It Could Have Been So Much Worse

NHS patients could soon be making appointments, renewing prescriptions and even declaring what sort of end-of-life care they want to receive by using a new app, the details of which Gizmodo UK can exclusively reveal today. Read More >>