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Ghana’s VP Introduced a New Transit Pass This Week That Isn’t Secure and Sends All of the Data to China

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia launched the new Tap and Go transit pass on Monday that lacks meaningful data privacy measures. Images via Mahamudu Bawumia's X account.

Ghanaian Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia launched a new digital transit pass in Accra on Monday that allows passengers to use a plastic card or their mobile phones to ride city buses.

The “Tap and Go” service was designed to improve efficiency and reduce corruption in the transit system, but within 24 hours after it debuted, a major was discovered that is prompting a lot of users to reconsider whether they’re going to use the new pass.

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