Contact Tracing (Public Health)

Virus-Tracing Apps Are Rife With Problems. Governments Are Rushing to Fix Them.

In April, Norway released a smartphone app, Smittestopp or “stop infection,” that records users who come into close contact for more than 15 minutes and sends alerts if they have been exposed

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Britain Didn’t Want Silicon Valley’s Help on a Tracing App. Now It Does.

LONDON — For months, British authorities have pursued an app that they promised would help ease the country’s coronavirus lockdown, despite growing criticism that it posed privacy risks and would not work

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Europe Rolls Out Contact Tracing Apps, With Hope and Trepidation

ROME — When three people in the northern Italian region of Liguria tested positive for the coronavirus last week, they gave their doctors permission to punch into a national server anonymous codes

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Europe Rolls Out Contact Tracing Apps, With Hope and Trepidation

ROME — When three people in the northern Italian region of Liguria tested positive for the coronavirus last week, they gave their doctors permission to punch into a national server anonymous codes

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