Coronavirus: Apple iPhones can contact-trace without Covid app

Coronavirus: Apple iPhones can contact-trace without Covid app

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Officials that decide to take advantage of this offer can still develop a more elaborate Covid-19 app of their own at a later stage if they so wish. "Exposure Notifications Express provides another option for health authorities to supplement their existing contact-tracing operations with technology, without compromising on the project's core tenets of user privacy and security," Apple and Google said in a joint statement.

Officials that decide to take advantage of this offer can still develop a more elaborate Covid-19 app of their own at a later stage if they so wish. "Exposure Notifications Express provides another option for health authorities to supplement their existing contact-tracing operations with technology, without compromising on the project's core tenets of user privacy and security," Apple and Google said in a joint statement.

Until they decide whether or not to support the initiative, users are being prompted to download a local app if one exists as an alternative or being told "exposure notifications have not been turned on your public health authority".

Until they decide whether or not to support the initiative, users are being prompted to download a local app if one exists as an alternative or being told "exposure notifications have not been turned on your public health authority".

Whether or not the authorities support ENE and/or develop their own apps based on Apple and Google's model, they do not get to see which or how many users have received an alert under the tech companies' privacy-centric "decentralised" design.

Whether or not the authorities support ENE and/or develop their own apps based on Apple and Google's model, they do not get to see which or how many users have received an alert under the tech companies' privacy-centric "decentralised" design.

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