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Health Officials Hope New Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps Attract More Users

A new wave of mobile apps that help track exposure to the coronavirus is coming to U.S. states ahead of the holidays as public health officials bet that recently introduced features from Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google will significantly …

Employees Say Rules at Britain’s Banks Block Use of Contact Tracing App

Branch staff at some of Britain’s biggest banks say rules that require them to store phones in lockers while at work are putting them at undue risk of COVID-19 from colleagues and customers, as they cannot use the country’s tracing …

How Spain’s COVID Tracing App Navigates Europe’s Privacy Protections

“What does RadarCOVID not do?” a promotional video for Spain’s contact-tracing app asks. The answer: while navigating the country’s decentralized healthcare system, it does not locate users, identify them, record personal details, or send data. Without a vaccine or a …

Even If Only Few Use Them, Contact Tracing Apps May Help Curb COVID

Contact tracing apps can sharply reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus even when only a few people use them, a study published on Thursday by researchers at Google and Oxford University showed. An app used by 15% of the …