A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm
Dozens of tracking apps for smartphones are being used or developed to help contain the coronavirus pandemic. But there are worries about privacy and hastily written software.
There's an absolute glut of Covid tracking apps around the world — literally dozens gathering info on people's location or contacts to curb the virus. Can they help? What are the pitfalls? Will people use them?
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Of course, there are privacy implications for such surveillance, which is why groups are now looking at privacy-protecting apps, which reduce the data shared with health authorities....
Amazing variety of #COVID19 contract tracing apps. #DP3T is effective and preserves privacy
There 's remarkable confusion about smartphone apps to help counter #COVID19
Contact tracing ≠ digital surveillance 1/x
A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm - The New York Times. With links to the #DP3T Github repo!
Is the pandemic a situation where doing something, albeit imperfectly, is better than doing nothing at all?
Jose Afonso Furtado
A Scramble for Vi rus Apps That Do No Harm, By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries (
), Natasha Singer (
) and Aaron Krolik (
Kenny Lin, MD, MPH
A Scramble for Coronavirus Apps That Do No Harm