Massachussetts’ COVID-19 Exposure Notification App Was Auto-Installed On Some Android Devices
According to user reports, Massachusetts’ COVID-19 exposure notification app seems to have been automatically installed by Google on some Android phones.
The notification app, known as “MassNotify,” was launched on June 15th. The Verge noted that “Many Android users said that it was silently installed on their phones without any notifications,” with one user leaving a Google Play Store review: “Ghost installed on my phone without my consent. While I believe in what this app was meant to do, installing it without so much as a notification is extremely alarming.”