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Russia: Intrusive Tracking App Wrongly Fines Muscovites

Expand A woman in medical gloves holding an iPhone. © 2020 Human Rights Watch (Moscow) – Moscow authorities have wrongly fined hundreds, if not thousands, of people for allegedly breaching self-quarantine based on dubious interpretations of behavior by a “social monitoring” tracking app, Human Rights Watch said today. The app, designed to track people with Covid-19 and symptoms of other respiratory diseases, unjustifiably invades users’ privacy, is mired in flaws and technical glitches, and should immediately be discontinued. “While protecting human life and public health is a paramount concern…

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