COVIDSafe contact-tracing app proves to be useless

 

…despite it having been downloaded by more than 6 million people, the app has not identified one close contact of a person infected with COVID-19…

Britain and other countries are switching to the Apple-Google “contact exposure alert system” so the apps may actually be useful, but good old Oz plans on sticking to it’s A$2m guns.

Concerns over privacy as well as the apps inability to function on iPhones without being actively open continue to mare the usefulness of the app.

Yet another very large, very troubling miss by the Aussie government in tech.

Source: Much-hyped contact-tracing app a terrible failure

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