Massachusetts health notifications app installed without users’ knowledge | Hacker News

I was reading about this yesterday and confirmed that I did not have nor installed. I turned off auto-updates in the Play store (Settings -> Network preferences -> Auto update apps -> Don't auto update apps) and went to sleep. This morning I woke up with a cheerful notification that Google can help with COVID notifications and installed -- the app was pushed overnight over explicit instructions NOT to update (sure, one can say auto-install != auto-update, but it is worrying that forced pushes can happen even with every single relevant UI switch turned off).

adb logcat seems to have the following relevant lines: