Smartphone Apps

Platform News: India Bans Chinese smartphone apps

India bans another 43 mobile apps as it takes on China

India has banned another 43 smartphone apps, including Alibaba Group’s e-commerce app Aliexpress, in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China after the acquaintancesR...

Italian contact tracing smartphone app

Italians embrace coronavirus tracing app as privacy fears ease

Italy, the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace coronavirus infections that does not rely on a centralised database, has already seen 2.2 million down...

Scott Morrison Australian PM

Nearly 2 million Australians download coronavirus tracing app within hours of its release

Nearly two million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of coronavirus patients, as PM Scott Morrison&#...

Contact Tracing App

Showdown looms between Silicon Valley and US states over contact tracing

US states promoting apps that could prove essential to ending the coronavirus lockdown may be headed for a showdown with the two Silicon Valley companies that control key software ...