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It's not even privacy that's the issue, yet Europe is cold to Covid apps

A few countries have scrapped their tracing apps and others have found so few users that the technology is not very effective.

22 Sep 2020 5:32 PM

No app, no problem: US users can enable Apple-Google virus tracing tech incorporated into phones

The second phase of their “exposure notification” system automatically alerts people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.

02 Sep 2020 4:03 PM

Setting a controversial example, Israeli Parliament permits phone tracking to monitor coronavirus spread

The law grants internal security agency Shin Bet permission to track cell phones for a three-week period on a case-by-case basis.

02 Jul 2020 7:39 PM

Privacy violation not justified anymore as case count drops, Norways says, ends use of COVID app

Norway currently has between 50 and 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

15 Jun 2020 9:57 PM

Not willing to let Google, Apple set terms, France building own government-monitored COVID app

France, Britain, Norway say government needs access data to combat virus whereas the tech firms say they are adhering to data privacy norms.

20 May 2020 4:21 PM

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Public reluctance makes collecting covid data a difficult task

Some patients, including an RMP doctor, Asha worker, village volunteer, had contacted between 100 to 300 people before they tested positive

01 May 2020 4:45 PM

Amid data privacy concerns, French lawmakers to vote on continued use of covid-tracking app

Now that the government is preparing to life the coronavirus lockdown, lawmakers will vote on allowing the app to continue tracking citizens

21 Apr 2020 7:04 PM

India's Aarogya Setu reaches 5 crore downloads in record 13 days, says Niti Aayog CEO

The more people install the coronavirus tracing app on their phones, the more effective it becomes

15 Apr 2020 9:03 PM

Aarogya Setu app downloaded on 1 crore phones, but does it serve the purpose, will it respect user privacy?

There is little clarity on who can access app data, and if it will be shared with state governments at the frontline of coronavirus response

07 Apr 2020 1:00 PM

J&K takes up 'robust' contact tracing in Valley

About 2000 contacts of Covid-19 positive persons have been identified

02 Apr 2020 8:23 AM

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