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Apple, Google begin to spread pro-privacy, batt-friendly coronavirus contact-tracing API for phone a

Apple, Google begin to spread pro-privacy, batt-friendly coronavirus contact-tracing API for phone apps


Apple and Google have officially released their Exposure Notification API, a joint technology project to allows public health organizations to build mobile apps capable of efficient and anonymous coronavirus contact tracing via Bluetooth.

The basic idea is that you run one of these apps on your phone, and the software uses the Apple-Google-developed interface to communicate with copies of itself on other people's nearby devices over Bluetooth. When someone declares, via the app, that they've likely or certainly caught the COVID-19 bio-nasty, all phones that have been in the vicinity of that person's handheld will find out, alerting their owners that they may have been exposed to the virus. Each country or region is expected to have its own app. No data goes to Apple or Google.

The numbers of people coming in contact with those thought or confirmed to be infected may help experts monitor and analyze the actual spread of the virus. The US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control has warned a large number of people running the contact-tracing software are needed for this all to work properly.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/05/21/apple_google_coronavirus_api/

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Thu May 21, 2020, 08:39 AM

1. ''capable of efficient and anonymous coronavirus contact tracing''...cellphones are not anonymous...

"pro-privacy"...

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