New York City’s COVID Safe app has reportedly fallen short, registering an image of Mickey Mouse as proof of vaccination.
Surveillance Technology Oversight Project founder and executive director Albert Fox Cahn put the app to the test and noted it “isn’t exactly cutting edge technology.”
“It accepted this portrait of Mickey as proof of vaccination,” Cahn tweeted on Monday.
“We need to get New Yorkers vaccinated, not another City Hall PR stunt.”
We need to get New Yorkers vaccinated, not another City Hall PR stunt.
— Albert Fox Cahn (@FoxCahn) August 2, 2021
New Yorkers will now need to show their “Key to NYC Pass,” the state’s “Excelsior Pass” or their vaccination card for entry into indoor dining, indoor fitness facilities and indoor entertainment facilities in New York City, according to the New York Post.
“I announced the Key to NYC Pass and about five hours later the president of the United States endorsed it,” Democratic NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday, according to WNYW-TV.
“[It’s] not connected to the internet. Can’t be hacked.”
Cahn, however, pointed out that statement is not true. The app is internet-enabled and will document a user’s IP address. – READ MORE