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Here come COVID-19 tracing apps and privacy tradeoffs

Updated : May 05, 2020 03:52 PM IST

“If we can find a way to automate some of the detective work with technology, I think that would be a significant help,” said Nadia Abuelezam, a disease researcher at Boston College.
In the US, developers are pitching their apps directly to state and local governments.
Most coronavirus-tracking apps rely on Bluetooth, a decades-old short-range wireless technology, to locate other phones nearby that are running the same app.
Here come COVID-19 tracing apps and privacy tradeoffs

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