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Covid-19 tracking app for phones could save you from virus

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Although privacy fears have been discounted, the success and effective use of the tool is dependent on its uptake, which should be at least 15% of the population.


24 Jun 2020
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Covid-19 tracking app for phones could save you from virus

Screengrab of Exposure Notifications System reference video. Picture: YouTube

Technology and cyber security experts have allayed privacy fears around Android’s cellphone Covid-19 tracker, Exposure Notifications System, jointly created by Google and Apple. Operating systems like Android and iOS have been updated with technology that can track Covid-19 exposure but for it to work, one needs to download the application and give it operating permissions, like tracking your movements. Once activated, the application will use Bluetooth to notify you if you have been close to someone infected with Covid-19 and stores the contact details of people with the similar application activated that you come in contact with. If you test...

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