On July 20, 2018, 1.5 million Singaporeans – including Lee Hsien Loong’s – had their personal data stolen by hackers in the SingHealth breach. Then in 2013, numerous government websites were also hacked by pranksters targeting the ruling party PAP.
Or just as recent as two days ago, a civil servant was arrested for leaking confidential statistics on the coronavirus.
From time to time, the government network and servers have been compromised – some reported in the news, while some not.
When these breaches happened, a key thing to note is that the Singapore government takes no responsibilities, find a scapegoat and close the matter with no compensation.
The coronavirus contact tracing application, TraceTogether, will record locations and timestamps, and store the data within the government network. A rogue civil servant is all we need for the data breach.
Even if Singapore is able to deter criminal acts, there is no defence against a criminal government: the PAP dictatorship cannot be trusted.
The Singapore government claimed that the data will only be used for contact tracing, but the catch is this: government ministries, police and civil service organisations will still have access to these data. This is especially dangerous for opposition politicians and anyone whom the PAP dictatorship government is “particularly interested in”.
As such, do not download the TraceTogether app.
If you need more proof, just ask the other governments. When Singapore government contacted other countries to use its “open-source” TraceTogether app, no foreign country dare accept its offer. Australia and Germany said “thanks but no thanks”, and came out with their own version.
Besides, the TraceTogether app is useless since it does not have a critical participation rate e.g. 70% of the population using it. Nobody is using it anyway, if you have it in your phone now, uninstall it right away.