With problem after problem besetting the app and no government data, it’s hard to know how long public faith in the app will last.
With a history of privacy violations and racial profiling, it’s hard to think of an entity more ill-suited for this.
Sure, we may have a lower investment in the collective good, but we've also been basically conditioned to avoid answering the phone at any and all costs.
The public health strategy has been key to fighting COVID-19 abroad. Can it work in the U.S. without big tech butting in?
Is privacy more important than the hypothetical chance to save lives or protect yourself from contagion? We asked an expert.
It doesn't really work, has serious privacy issues, and might be illegal. Other than that, five stars!
Security researcher and artist Claudio Guarnieri setup a device to see just how congested the Bluetooth space really is.
Aarogya Setu became the world's fastest downloaded app in just 13 days. But is it actually a privacy disaster?
The tech giants aren't the first to propose a similar plan, but their power makes them the only available choices during a dire crisis. This influence isn't a fading remnant of the pre-pandemic world, but an enlarging feature of post-virus capitalism.
Android has a notoriously patchy update cycle, so Google is using another method to push a new coronavirus tracing feature to phones without user interaction.