Platform News: UK Parliament, Technology and Policy

COVID-19 smartphone app finally launches in England and Wales

England and Wales launch a COVID-19 smartphone app today, enabling users to trace contacts, assess the neighbourhood level of risk and record visits to venues such as bars, four mo...

Platform News: Tim Cook is the happy CEO of Apple

Apple expected to unveil updates to Watches and iPads

Apple will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus on Tuesday where analysts expect it to show updated Apple Watches, iPads and other apparatus while booking an iP...

Italian contact tracing smartphone app

Tracing apps may stem COVID-19 spread even if only a few use them

Contact tracing apps can radically reduce the spread of this novel coronavirus even if only a few men and women use them, a study published by investigators at Google and Oxford Un...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

Google and Apple roll out built-in COVID-19 exposure notifications

Google and Apple have declared a new system that will enable public health authorities to use smartphones to assist in contact tracing without needing to build an app.

Platform News: Coronavirus smartphone app in the European Union EU

A guide to Europe’s coronavirus contact tracing apps

More than 20 countries across Europe have launched or plan to launch apps that seek to break the chain of coronavirus infection by tracking encounters between people and issuing a ...

Italian contact tracing smartphone app

Google says 20 US states ‘exploring’ contact tracing

Google has said that 20 US states and territories, representing about 45 percent of the nation’s inhabitants, are”exploring” contact tracing programs for its nove...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

Contact tracing: Japan aims to launch its coronavirus app next week

Japan aims to launch a contact tracing smartphone app based on technology from Apple and Google next week to help curb the spread of coronavirus by tracking close contact with thos...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

Latvia to launch Google-Apple friendly coronavirus contact tracing app

The small Baltic nation of Latvia aims to become one of the first countries to launch a smartphone app using a new toolkit created by US technology giants Apple and Google to help ...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

Apple-Google contact tracing app draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple and Google, the companies announced as they released the initial vers...

India Contact Tracing App

India follows China’s lead to widen use of coronavirus tracing app

India is aggressively pushing a state-backed contact tracing app to fight the spread of COVID-19, raising fears that the world’s second-most populous nation is on its way to ...

World Health Organisation WHO

WHO readies coronavirus app for checking symptoms, possibly contact tracing

The World Health Organisation (WHO) plans to launch a smartphone app this month to enable people in under-resourced countries to assess whether they may have the novel coronavirus,...

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UK to test its coronavirus tracing app on the Isle of Wight

The UK will start testing its own coronavirus tracing app on the Isle of Wight from Tuesday, hoping that the technology in combination with more testing and tracking will help limi...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

Apple and Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Apple and Google have said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Australian capital Canberra

Australia launches controversial COVID-19 tracking app as some states start easing rules

The Australian government has launched a controversial coronavirus tracing app and promised to legislate privacy protections around it as authorities try to get the country and the...

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