Software

Nonprofit app aims to help unblock global air travel

A nonprofit foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 testing requirements. It's an attempt to help get people back ...

Software

Norway suspends virus-tracing app after privacy concerns

Norway's health authorities said on Monday they had suspended an app designed to help trace the spread of the new coronavirus after the national data protection agency said it was too invasive of privacy.

Computer Sciences

Researchers design more secure mobile contact tracing

For public health officials, contact tracing remains critical to managing the spread of the coronavirus—particularly as it appears that variants of the virus could be more transmissible.

Security

Researchers question Google Play component of COVID tracker apps

Prof. Doug Leith and Dr. Stephen Farrell at the School of Computer Science and Statistics have issued a new report concluding that user privacy is not protected adequately in COVID-19 tracking apps, including the Irish COVID ...

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