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Contact tracing apps have a major design flaw

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A tech solution is not always the answer.

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Colombia had to abandon contact tracing from its coronavirus app because it didn't work properly

Colombia had to abandon contact tracing from its coronavirus app because it didn't work properly

Colombia is keen to adopt Apple and Google's contact-tracing technology instead.

Contact-Tracing Apps Fail to Deliver on Tech Boosters’ Promises

Contact-Tracing Apps Fail to Deliver on Tech Boosters’ Promises

As Covid-19 spread, governments began to wonder how best to keep track of the deadly virus. Contact-tracing apps seemed a sensible solution. But everywhere you look, tech has failed to ...

Can mobile contact-tracing apps help lift lockdown?

Can mobile contact-tracing apps help lift lockdown?

Smartphone contact-tracing technology has played a role in easing lockdown in China, and other countries are following suit. But are contact-tracing apps all they're cracked up to be?

A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm

A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm

Dozens of tracking apps for smartphones are being used or developed to help contain the coronavirus pandemic. But there are worries about privacy and hastily written software.

Digital Contact Tracing Responses to COVID-19

Digital Contact Tracing Responses to COVID-19

Google and Apple have partnered to create the Google and Apple Exposure Notification System — an interoperable, decentralized infrastructure that allows public health authorities to build ...

Contact tracing apps are on the way. Will they help us get back to normal?

Contact tracing apps are on the way. Will they help us get back to normal?

With Apple and Google announcing more details for their exposure notification API, it’s clear coronavirus contact tracing apps are coming. But it’s not clear people will use them.

Coronavirus: NHS contact tracing app to target 80% of smartphone users

Coronavirus: NHS contact tracing app to target 80% of smartphone users

A vast majority of smartphone owners must install the app, if it is to end the coronavirus epidemic.

Contact Tracing Apps Aren't Going to Solve the Pandemic

Contact Tracing Apps Aren't Going to Solve the Pandemic

Google and Apple paired up to produce software allowing health departments to create apps that trace how COVID-19 spreads. But most states aren't interested in the system and most Americans ...

Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps: Ethical Questions

Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps: Ethical Questions

By Katy Romy Contact tracing apps, which alert users when they have been in contact with infected people, are being touted as crucial aids to control the spread of Covid-19. But critics ...

Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis

Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis

Although Apple and Google’s proposals for voluntary, anonymous contact tracing apps have been well received by some, they will likely serve as vehicles for abuse, disinformation, and a ...