[Source] – The Qatari government requires all foreign visitors to download a pair of apps that give officials the right to access data on their phones, which could be considered spyware.
“It’s not my job to give travel advice, but personally I would never bring my mobile phone when visiting Qatar,” said NRK security chief Øyvind Vasaasen.
- Qatar asks visitors to download Ehteraz and Hayya.
- Ehteraz is a COVID-19 tracking app that can manipulate content on a user’s phone.
- It can also override installed software and disable a phone’s lock screen.
- Hayya, who tracks matches, has permission to share information about a user’s phone
Ah, yes, the very normal World Cup continues. At this point, I don’t know why you would go to fucking Qatar. The crazy rules that can put you in jail for having sex, making noise, drinking, taking pictures, etc. The dead of slavery to build the stadium. The fact that it’s been the most corrupt World Cup in a long, long time, which says a lot. Now you have this. Need to download data tracking apps where the government can replace your phone? Sure. Why not.
I know we all have apps on our phones that Russia and China are sure to take advantage of.
I mean, it’s the World Cup. It’s the biggest stage in the world when it comes to sports – even bigger than the Super Bowl when you’re talking about the whole world. The fact that he is going to Qatar shows how corrupt FIFA is. I know everything that’s going on with Sepp Blatter but by the time Qatar was announced as the winner it was a dead giveaway. You even have a quote from a Norwegian saying how stupid you would be to bring a phone to Qatar. Imagine life without a cell phone? In 2022? My God no.
Oh and the ability to manipulate content on a phone? I’m sure everything is normal and nothing wrong is going on. I would love to do that though. Oh, you thought Kentucky lost to St. Peter’s? Not on my app. Not in my world. I would use that shit to settle everything on sports. The Knicks have actually won the draft lottery since 1985. That asshole Jeffrey Maier was called out for interference. Basically all my sporting misery would be changed. It would be nice to have.
Either way, have fun in Qatar!