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(Newsweek)   Restaurant worker used contract tracing to stalk, hit on customer   (newsweek.com) divider line
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2020-05-14 3:29:16 AM  
(post from 2070)...and they've been married for 50 years.

/how romantic
 
2020-05-14 5:32:15 AM  
He took guidance from Jared.
 
2020-05-14 5:32:35 AM  
At work I have been having to ship things to people's homes for work. I got a lot of the ladies in the offices addresses now. What were we talking about now?
 
2020-05-14 6:01:18 AM  
Stay classy, Subway.
 
2020-05-14 6:03:48 AM  
Well, that didn't take long.
 
2020-05-14 6:10:45 AM  
She should visit him at work with a fake bazooka, see if he changes his attitude.
 
2020-05-14 6:17:22 AM  
If they actually follow through with this batshiat crazy idea... wow.

I wonder how many of my favorite restaurants I'll lose.
 
2020-05-14 6:27:54 AM  

Medic Zero: Well, that didn't take long.


Yup. There's no way in hell I will ever download such an app. MILES too open to abuse.
 
2020-05-14 6:30:20 AM  
*contact tracing, subs
 
2020-05-14 6:31:01 AM  
Lonely guys fervently hoping that cute baristas do this to them.
 
2020-05-14 6:58:04 AM  
Washington State is making this mandatory for reopening your restaurant. Only resturaunts though, no other businesses need to do it, but they promised the data is impossible to abuse.
 
2020-05-14 7:11:55 AM  
Does anyone seriously believe that contact tracing apps will stay confidential? Every police force in the world will be salivating at the possibilities they offer.
 
2020-05-14 7:19:38 AM  

uttertosh: Medic Zero: Well, that didn't take long.

Yup. There's no way in hell I will ever download such an app. MILES too open to abuse.


When the capability to put a GPS into a cell phone happened, it wasn't long before the government started pushing for it for E911. All in the name of public safety. New rules being enacted shortly will require GPS. Doesn't matter since at least 85% of carriers use GPS to comply with e911 anyway.

Contact tracing will become mandatory. They will deem it a public safety issue, and one hell of a Christmas present to law enforcement.

Remember... Not one innocent man has ever been convicted of a crime he didn't commit, so if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about!
 
2020-05-14 7:31:22 AM  

mayochamp: Washington State is making this mandatory for reopening your restaurant. Only resturaunts though, no other businesses need to do it, but they promised the data is impossible to abuse.


HAHAHAHAHAHA - phew, that's a good one.
 
2020-05-14 7:43:23 AM  
This is why we should only trust the government with all of our data! They'd never abuse it.
 
2020-05-14 7:46:17 AM  
Whelp, we said this would happen in the thread a day or two ago.

No shock.

However, unfortunately, it's still more important to contact trace covid cases, so all we can do is try to improve security around that data, and beat the crap out of people like this guy in dark alleys.  Fortunately that's my hobby anyway.
 
2020-05-14 7:49:34 AM  
Speaking of creepy, what about a magazine where Newt Gingrich and Marco Rubio are regular op-ed writers?  You want to know how I know the fleeing of younger people from traditional media is making print journos double down on pandering to the old and right-wing?
 
2020-05-14 7:50:39 AM  
This is worse than getting a women's number off the AIDS walk list, Jerry.
 
2020-05-14 8:02:38 AM  
Bill Gates...anti-Christ and stalker enabler
 
2020-05-14 8:05:19 AM  
Can you imagine being such a slug that you think shes going to be into your detective skills
 
2020-05-14 8:09:26 AM  

js34603: This is why we should only trust the government with all of our data! They'd never abuse it.


Bet you carry a smartphone with you every where you go, don't you?
 
2020-05-14 8:09:28 AM  
I knew a Federal Air Marshal who was stalked by an airline employee. She tapped into the schedule that the DHS shares with the airline, and managed to "coincidentally" be on all his flights, seated right next to him.  Once he figured it out, crazy woman was fired. I imagine she is on a watchlist now.
 
2020-05-14 8:28:42 AM  
Hell I knew someone in their teens who did this years ago, father and daughter came in to buy a TV, signed up for the store rewards program which gave him all he needed to find the daughter on Facebook and try to hit on her. Which creeped her out enough to tell her dad who called the store and the guy was out of a job. Hopefully he learned a lesson.
 
2020-05-14 8:39:30 AM  
According to Newsweek, the local temperature is null.

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\ Dammit null get out of my weather!
 
2020-05-14 8:41:08 AM  

DemonEater: However, unfortunately, it's still more important to contact trace covid cases


something something Benjamin Franklin

\who totally would have abused contact tracing apps to hit on ladies.
 
2020-05-14 8:42:30 AM  

freetomato: I knew a Federal Air Marshal who was stalked by an airline employee. She tapped into the schedule that the DHS shares with the airline, and managed to "coincidentally" be on all his flights, seated right next to him.  Once he figured it out, crazy woman was fired. I imagine she is on a watchlist now.


I'd very much like to know how many flights it took that federal investigator to figure it out.
If the N was >2, he is dangerously incompetent.
 
2020-05-14 8:43:13 AM  
Did he promise just the tip?
 
2020-05-14 9:00:10 AM  

orbister: Does anyone seriously believe that contact tracing apps will stay confidential? Every police force in the world will be salivating at the possibilities they offer.


The contact tracing app that our government supplied doesn't ask for any identifying information unless it decides you have come in contact with someone carrying c19... and even then I believe it's only healthcare providers that get that information, not some random guy at the restaurant, or the cops. Of course... that's the government telling you that, so it could change at some point, but TFA sounds like the restaurant was just taking down the name, phone number, email, and address of everyone who entered the store.
 
2020-05-14 9:02:36 AM  

groppet: At work I have been having to ship things to people's homes for work. I got a lot of the ladies in the offices addresses now. What were we talking about now?


Women like receiving unsolicited dick-pics.
 
2020-05-14 9:10:22 AM  

AstroJesus: This is worse than getting a women's number off the AIDS walk list, Jerry.


And yet not as bad as not knowing the difference between "woman" and "women."

Like nails on a chalkboard.
 
2020-05-14 9:16:22 AM  

youncasqua: AstroJesus: This is worse than getting a women's number off the AIDS walk list, Jerry.

And yet not as bad as not knowing the difference between "woman" and "women."

Like nails on a chalkboard.


To be fair, she was quite large.
 
2020-05-14 9:49:34 AM  

dittybopper: js34603: This is why we should only trust the government with all of our data! They'd never abuse it.

Bet you carry a smartphone with you every where you go, don't you?


Honestly, I am constantly being yelled at by all my relatives and contacts for not answering calls or text, because I left my phone at home in the bedroom. I hate being tethered to the thing and only have it with me when "I" think it may be useful, which is mostly in the car, but still rarely. I really don't care if other people think that I should be available to them at all times. So good luck tracing my locations with it.
 
2020-05-14 10:21:29 AM  
So, they have to trace everyone they signed a contract with?
 
2020-05-14 10:26:20 AM  

DemonEater: Whelp, we said this would happen in the thread a day or two ago.

No shock.

However, unfortunately, it's still more important to contact trace covid cases, so all we can do is try to improve security around that data, and beat the crap out of people like this guy in dark alleys.  Fortunately that's my hobby anyway.


Do you dress up as a bat? Or just a raincoat and ballcap?
 
2020-05-14 10:38:08 AM  

This text is now purple: freetomato: I knew a Federal Air Marshal who was stalked by an airline employee. She tapped into the schedule that the DHS shares with the airline, and managed to "coincidentally" be on all his flights, seated right next to him.  Once he figured it out, crazy woman was fired. I imagine she is on a watchlist now.

I'd very much like to know how many flights it took that federal investigator to figure it out.
If the N was >2, he is dangerously incompetent.


Airline employees often have legitimate reasons to fly, Sherlock. An airline employee flying in a non-revenue seat would not immediately be cause for concern, even if it was more than once.
 
2020-05-14 11:46:42 AM  
I thought New Zealand was smarter than that... but no, they imported 'Subway'...
 
2020-05-14 11:55:05 AM  
perfect example of why endless surveillance, and no privacy, no matter who makes or who administers it, is so questionable.

All these things have the exact same thing in common:

Govt.
Board of Directors
Private Corporation
Non Profit
hippy Commune
The People's party
Mom and Pop shop
Libertarians
Librarians
Race X
Race Y
Race Z
etc
etc
etc.


They are all just a bunch of other people you have no real control or direct oversight on.

If you think the people marching under one flag are going to be so much more trustworthy and decent than the ones marching under a different flag, then you really don't know that much about people and statistical probability.

the short of it is: the rate of ass hat among us humans is so high, any and ever group you can find has some ass hats in it just waiting for the chance to abuse their position/privilege/responsibility.

DOES NOT MATTER WHAT TITLE THEY CLAIM OR WHO THEY ARE WITH, they are still just a human, just as likely to be in the middle of the bell as any of us.
 
2020-05-14 11:59:56 AM  
Just give them a false address....worked for the Blues Brothers.

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