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Britain's delayed virus app launched in England and Wales, after switching to Google-Apple API

The app uses Bluetooth to alert users if they spend 15 minutes or more within two metres of a user who subsequently tests COVID-19 positive.

24 Sep 2020 10:41 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

Reopening businesses encouraged to use Aarogya Setu to check health status of staff, other users

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology says only names and health status of consenting users will be shared with employers.

22 Aug 2020 8:44 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

Governments, companies should not use COVID apps to find out users' contacts, location: UN body official

United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat Head Chengetai Masango said privacy should be paramount.

29 Jun 2020 8:17 PM

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After dissing Google-Apple COVID app model, UK now embraces it

Earlier, the UK government had said the privacy controls that the app developed by the tech companies was unsuitable and ineffective.

18 Jun 2020 9:58 PM

Germans among most privacy conscious, government develops COVID app with public feedback

In Germany, a person’s right to their own data even after death is rooted in the Constitution.

16 Jun 2020 7:04 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

Stop using state spy agency to track phones for coronavirus tracing: Israel parliamentary committee

The government had controversially approved Shin Bet’s use of surveillance for the Covid-19 illness as an emergency measure in mid-March.

10 Jun 2020 10:05 PM

In the next James Bond film, 007 should use COVID-19 app data; it works better than any spy tool

Most COVID apps access data from mobile devices such as contacts, photos, media, files, location data, camera and microphone.

09 Jun 2020 4:10 PM

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After a long wait, Google and Apple release their joint COVID app technology

It uses Bluetooth technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive.

21 May 2020 7:55 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

IVRS facility launched to bring those without smartphones under Aarogya Setu network

The Interactive Voice Response System will collect health data from landline and feature phone users and issue alerts from time to time.

06 May 2020 9:29 PM

Location tracking not allowed on apps using Google, Apple APIs but indie app Aarogya Setu does

Aarogya Setu, which runs on its own Application Program Interface or API, is not bound by international privacy protection norms

05 May 2020 8:32 PM

Germany backs Google and Apple's covid app, after privacy concerns raised over alternative app

Backing for a pan-European app that was to keep data on a central server was stopped over criticism from a nation haunted by Nazi-era spying

26 Apr 2020 9:40 PM

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28 covid apps used by Centre, States not open source, cannot be checked for vulnerabilities

Privacy concerns abound as independent developers cannot study the code

26 Apr 2020 4:40 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

Use Assess Koro Na app for door-to-door survey in containment zones, Delhi district magistrates told

With this app, the data collected can be uploaded on the servers in real-time and analysed immediately.

17 Apr 2020 7:44 PM

Should you download Aarogya Setu?

Yes. Its updated privacy policy is a marked improvement on the previous one. But the app needs an end date so it does not set a new normal.

17 Apr 2020 12:49 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

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