Apparently, the reason the NHS contact tracing app fell over on my fairphone was because some e users got very concerned about their ~privacy~ so the solution that e came up with was to silently kill the app I was relying on.

My best friend has cancer and I thought I would get exposure notifications which is slightly more life and death than privacy fantasies of fossbros.

They ~silently~ disabled the entire covid thing. I am so livid. This was supposed to be better than google, but in this case they've showed way less sense and responsibility

(I'm going to at the companies involved rather than subtoot them:
@Fairphone @FairphoneCommunity @efoundation )

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I'm having a hard time finding out any official explanation for their decision to strip the Exposure Notification API from their version of microG, but it can easily be installed back (although that is an extra step), as described in: doc.e.foundation/how-tos/micro

also, not enabling Exposure Notifications in microG is a microG build option (though not the default one), not something /e/ came up with: github.com/microg/GmsCore/comm

idk why it was done that way

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