Tagged: contact tracing

France releases contact-tracing app StopCovid

After weeks of intense debate, the French government has released its contact-tracing app StopCovid. While it was supposed to be released on both iOS and Android six hours ago, it is only available on...

What Does a Contact Tracer Really Do?

Contact tracing is a technique epidemiologists and public health officials have long used in the fight against diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. It’s an important tool for identifying those who might be sick and...

Be Extra Cautious With Contact Tracing Apps

As with nearly all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still so much we don’t know about effective contact tracing. At this point, contact tracing apps have to collect a lot of information about...

Is COVID-19 Turning Into A War On Privacy?

The old axiom that one should never waste a good crisis, appears to be the driving force behind one of Big-Tech’s biggest rivalries seen in Google and Apple that are now working together in...

How to Become a Contact Tracer

During an unprecedented rise in unemployment, there is increasing demand for one job: contact tracers. Part of the Centers for Disease Control’s multipronged response to the COVID-19 pandemic, contact tracing involves calling people with suspected...