Apr 11, 2020

Apple, Google to alert users when they’ve been near a person with COVID-19

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Users must opt-in to the program.

If a user tests positive for COIVD-19, it adds that data to their public health app, and users who come in close proximity to that person will be notified of their contact.

Apple and Google said Friday that the system preserves the user’s privacy, as consent is required and location data is not collected. The system will not say specifically who a person came in contact with, or where it happened.

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