The public health strategy has been key to fighting COVID-19 in many countries.
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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.