Google Installs App without Asking on some User Phones

Episode 1806 (02:30)

Massachusetts

Up in Massachusetts, users of Android phones discovered this week that Google had installed the Massachusetts State app without their knowledge or permission. The app is designed to provide citizens with the latest Covid-19 information, as well as a QR code if you have been vaccinated. Leo says it's not a good thing to force an app, and how easy would it be to forge a QR code anyway? People have always sought to "game" the system, and it's even more so in the age of the Internet.

Meanwhile, Colorado citizens are going without unemployment benefits, along with those in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and other states because the ID Me system they use isn't working.