Software

Britain scraps virus tracing app for Google-Apple system

Britain scrapped plans to launch its own coronavirus contact tracing smartphone app because of technical problems and will now work on building one using technology supplied by Apple and Google, health authorities said Thursday.

Software

Qatar virus tracing app stirs rare privacy backlash

Privacy concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison, have prompted a rare backlash and forced officials to offer reassurance and concessions.

Computer Sciences

Safe Paths: A privacy-first approach to contact tracing

Fast containment is key to halting the progression of pandemics, and rapid determination of a diagnosed patient's locations and contact history is a vital step for communities and cities. This process is labor-intensive, ...

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