Contact tracing that questions privacy


Rosie Moderator
Staff member
While this may help in slowing/stopping the virus, I wonder if people will understanding that this opt-in effort is meddling into privacy issues on your phone.
Check out this axis article : Apple & Google team up on coronavirus contact tracing.

"Google and Apple are both making changes to their mobile operating systems to let devices exchange a private key with nearby smartphones via Bluetooth, logging any time users come in close proximity. If someone tests positive for COVID-19 and enters that information into an app, 14 days worth of their contacts with other users are sent to a server. Phones periodically check if any recently encountered user has reported being infected. If so, a notification pops up letting the user know that someone they have been in contact with has tested positive and more information is provided. The new technology will work on iPhones running iOS 13 or later and on Android devices running any version of the operating system from 2015's Marshmallow on."