Sunny with a chance of Omicron

Severe Alert: First US case of Omicron variant confirmed.

Before you panic, the doctor that discovered the first known cases in South Africa describes Omicron as having “unusual symptoms, but mild”.

Why would my AccuWeather app think that I wish to receive Covid-19 alerts from them? Your guess is likely better than theirs.

This is just another great example of big tech exploiting app permissions to conduct a full-on assault of our privacy. AccuWeather is free, so its users must be the actual product. It is unfortunate that they decided to cross this line because it is, as the name clearly implies, the most accurate weather app available.

Let’s start a list of similar examples you have experienced in the replies below!