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Matt Hancock MP launches possess app that creates a hoax of privacy

APRIL FOOL’S ISN’T HERE YET, though though enlightenment secretary Matt Hancock has launched his possess app and amicable network called, er, Matt Hancock MP.

The app opens with a contented video message, with a West Suffolk MP introducing himself and explaining because a app, published by Disciple Media, exists in a initial place.

“It’s a possibility to find out what’s going on both in my purpose as MP for West Suffolk and as enlightenment secretary, and many importantly it’s a possibility for we to tell me what we think, and to rivet with others on issues that matter to you,” he spouts.

The Android and iOS app – it doesn’t seem to be accessible to a iPad, unless a iPad Mini 2 has a ongoing disfavour with Tory MPs – allows for users to discuss with Hancock and pointer adult friends to a network.

Now, if we know anything about a internet, we think Hancock could find himself confronting a torrent of dodgy messages, trimming from nonsensical questions to a rants of Brexiteers.

But there’s a bigger prick in a app’s tail that appears to have left neglected by Hancock. The iOS app can benefit entrance to a user’s print library even if they decrease to let it do so by a pop-up prompt.

This flies in a face of remoteness missives Hancock has touted in his purpose as apportion for a government’s digital policy.

The app’s remoteness process also contains some rather choice difference and phrasing that could see a horde of user information get sucked up, going as distant as scraping adult financial information.

Perhaps Hancock has unequivocally combined a 1984 character monitoring app masquerading as a easygoing bit of amicable software.

Automatic information harvesting in a app includes a hoovering adult of contacts and check-ins, and that information can be processed and common with third-parties. All rather remoteness sapping things if we ask us.

There’s no response from Hancock or his offices on a remoteness issues reported with a app so far.

The app also raises questions as to that MP will follow suit. Maybe we can design a David Davis Brexit Singles app to bond waste EU leavers. Or Teresa May Tinder, where all matches meant matches.

Perhaps Boris Johnson will hit out a cycling app for foppish aptness fans, or London Mayor Sadiq Khan will have a train motorist tracking app.

Maybe Jeremy Hut will set adult a crypto mining app to beget supports for a struggling NHS, or Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn will launch an app that finds giveaway seats on trains.

Hell, there’s a metric tonne of APIs and developer collection out there so MPs can have during it. Just be prepared for serious inspection from Apple. µ



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