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UK ditches its coronavirus contact-tracing app and switches to Google-Apple model

The UK is swapping its centralized contact-tracing app for one based on Google and Apple’s model, the BBC reports. The U-turn follows growing concerns about the British government’s plans to use custom-made software and send the data to a central database. Cybersecurity experts spotted numerous security flaws in...
The UK is swapping its centralized contact-tracing app for one based on Google and Apple’s model, the BBC reports. The U-turn follows growing concerns about the British government’s plans to use custom-made software and send the data to a central database. Cybersecurity experts spotted numerous security flaws in the system, and trials of the app exposed a range of technical issues. Apple and Google’s tech has been promoted as more privacy-focused, and is attracting a growing list of countries. [Read: Google and Apple launch COVID-19 contact-tracing tech] It now appears that the UK will join them, following Germany, Italy, and Denmark in switching to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple,Google
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