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India is repurposing its COVID-19 contact tracing app and vaccination website

India is repurposing its COVID-19 contact-tracing app and vaccination website to address other health concerns in the South Asian country. A senior official said Sunday that the Indian government is p

How Jamaica failed to handle its JamCOVID scandal

Amber Group claimed it faced "cyberattacks, hacking and mischievous players." In reality, the app was just not that secure.

California’s CA Notify app to offer statewide exposure notification using Apple and Google’s framework

The state of California has now expanded access of its CA Notify app to all in the state, after originally deploying the app in a pilot program at UC Berkeley in November, which later expanded to othe

Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data

Australia’s intelligence agencies have been caught “incidentally” collecting data from the country’s COVIDSafe contact-tracing app during the first six months of its launch, a

France rebrands contact-tracing app in an effort to boost downloads

Don’t call it StopCovid anymore. France’s contact-tracing app has been updated and is now called TousAntiCovid, which means “everyone against Covid”. The French government is trying to

Apple launches COVID-19 ‘Exposure Notification Express’ with iOS 13.7 — Android to follow later this month

Apple and Google are continuing to make good on their planned roll-out of exposure notification technology for helping with COVID-19 contact-tracing efforts. The two partners are introducing new tools

UK reported to be ditching coronavirus contacts tracing in favor of ‘risk rating’ app

What’s going on with the U.K.’s coronavirus contacts-tracing app? Reports in the national press today suggest a launch of the much-delayed software will happen this month but also that the

It’s time to build against pandemics

Beyond the role software can play in helping enable better data sharing and contact tracing, there are many other problems in which software can play a critical role in resolving.

French contact-tracing app StopCovid has been activated 1.8 million times but only sent 14 notifications

France released StopCovid three weeks ago. The government is holding a press conference today to give an update on the app. In particular, this conference is a good opportunity to share some numbers.

Join us June 17 for a live discussion on COVID-19 contact tracing and safe reopening strategies

Contact tracing is a practice almost as old as epidemiology itself, but today’s technology means the way that we go about tracking the spread of a contagious illness within and between communities i

EU states agree a tech spec for national coronavirus apps to work across borders

European Union countries and the Commission have agreed on a technical framework to enable regional coronavirus contacts tracing apps to work across national borders. A number of European countries ha

Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

With the goal of helping the public, and state and local governments, better understand the privacy and security features of leading applications, we’re sharing the information and demos we gathered

France releases contact-tracing app StopCovid

After weeks of intense debate, the French government has released its contact-tracing app StopCovid. While it was supposed to be released on both iOS and Android six hours ago, it is only available on

Join us June 3 for a contact-tracing and exposure-notification app development and deployment forum [Update: Event postponed]

Update 6/2/20: We’ve decided to postpone tomorrow’s COVID-19 CT/EN forum to June 17th. In light of the very important conversations that need to happen around justice, police brutality and race i

French contact-tracing app StopCovid passes first vote

Following a debate in the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament, deputies have voted in favor of the release of contact-tracing app StopCovid and the decree related to the app. W

France’s data protection watchdog reviews contact-tracing app StopCovid

France’s data protection watchdog CNIL has released its second review of StopCovid, the contact-tracing app backed by the French government. The CNIL says there’s no major issue with the techn

COVID-19 exposure notification settings begin to go live for iOS users with new update

Apple has released iOS 13.5, which includes support for the Exposure Notification API that it co-created with Google to support public health authorities in their contact-tracing efforts to combat COV

Apple and Google launch exposure notification API, enabling public health authorities to release apps

Apple and Google today made available the first public version of their exposure notification API, which was originally debuted as a joint contact-tracing software tool. The partners later renamed it

Inria releases some source code of French contact-tracing app

French research institute Inria has released a small portion of the source code that is going to power France’s contact-tracing app, StopCovid. It is available on several GitLab repositories under t

A passwordless server run by spyware maker NSO sparks contact-tracing privacy concerns

As countries work to reopen after weeks of lockdown, contact-tracing apps help to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain, COVID-19. While most governments lean toward privacy-focused a
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