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Australia Is 'Testing the Limits' Amid COVID, Testing 'Orwellian' New App To Track People: Report

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South Australia is testing an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text residents at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. Should they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person. Australia has made headlines in recent days over clashes in Melbourne and Sydney.
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Australia testing 'Orwellian' quarantine app that dispatches police if users don't verify location within 15 minutes

A state in Australia is testing a new app that would help the government track residents to ensure they are obeying COVID-19 quarantine orders. The government of South Australia has begun a trial of the Home Quarantine SA, an app that The Atlantic calls "as Orwellian as any in the free world."Austra...

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Australia Is 'Testing the Limits' Amid COVID, Testing 'Orwellian' New App To Track People: Report

"I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app."

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