How Google and Apple's coronavirus tracing will work

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How Google and Apple's coronavirus tracing will work

Apple Inc. and Google addressed questions about their upcoming Covid-19 smartphone contact-tracing solution on Monday, providing details about a partnership that has raised concerns among some privacy and cybersecurity experts.

The companies said the tool will require users to verify positive diagnoses before putting that information into the system. Test results will be checked by public health agencies that are building mobile apps that will work with the contact-tracing technology, Apple and Google added.

They also defended the privacy of the system, reiterating that users’ names and locations would not be shared or stored.

[Bloomberg]
 
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