I agree with Edwards Snowden’s views on the government invading the privacy of citizens without consent through the use of our phones. Although the phone companies and the government try and reason for tracking citizens phones, an invasion of privacy is still illegal. We purchase our devices in hope that everything we put in them is only between us, but the government takes that option away.
Concerning the pandemic, I actually think the idea of informing others that an individual has covid is good. I think it would slow down a lot of cases because some individuals would be more cautious about their mobility and how much they are moving. The only downside is some people might withhold saying if they have covid and the government should have permission before they access our conversations.