Tag: contact tracing

Covid-19 Contact Tracing on Android Is Not So Private After All

Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo At the start of the pandemic, Apple and Google scrambled to enable covid-19 contact tracing on their respective smartphone operating systems. The...

aarogya setu: CIC drops proceedings against MEITY over Aarogya Setu complaint

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has dropped its show cause notice proceedings against the ministry of electronics and IT (MEITY) on the complaint regarding seeking...

Pfizer vaccine results leave questions about safety, longevity | India News

Covid-19 vaccine results from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE fueled optimism that the world will soon have a potential way out of the pandemic, yet...

Winters, festivities may upend gains made against Covid-19, says Harsh Vardhan at review meet | India News

NEW DELHI: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan reviewed on Monday the Covid-19 situation in nine states, including West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, and...

Unlock norms dilute power of states, DMs

NEW DELHI: The Union government has used “unlock” guidelines over the past four month to dilute the powers of state governments and district administrations to...

‘Contact tracing’ helping Army wean youths away from terrorism: Lt Gen Raju

SRINAGAR: “Contact tracing” is the new strategy being adopted by the Army in militancy-hit Kashmir Valley and under it, friends and relatives of local terrorist...

At least 8 states using CDRs to track patients | India News

NEW DELHI: Kerala and Uttar Pradesh are not the only states tracing contacts of Covid positive patients with the help of their call detail records...

Formalise conditions, wages of ASHA and Anganwadi workers: House panel on labour

NEW DELHI: The parliamentary standing committee on labour has said that the work of ASHA and Anganwadi workers must be formalised, their wages made specific...

These elite contact tracers show the world how to beat Covid-19

By Heesu Lee In May, when a coronavirus outbreak hit nightclubs in the South Korean capital of Seoul, health officials quickly unleashed their version of...

Coronavirus infections on the rise among factory workers in post-lockdown India

CHENNAI: When Bajirao Thengde voiced his fears about going to work after dozens of colleagues fell sick with coronavirus, his boss at a motorbike factory...

Centre praises BMC and Maharashtra govt for Covid-19 growth-rate dip in Dharavi | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre said that led by Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), efforts to actively ‘chase the virus’ in Dharavi and aggressive...

Covid-19: Centre to provide 500 railway coaches to Delhi govt amid bed shortage | India News

NEW DELHI: In a decisive intervention by the Centre to augment Delhi government‘s response to Covid-19 challenge, home minister Amit Shah announced a slew of...

Contact tracing apps: Huawei launches its own Contact Shield API

After Apple and Google, it is Huawei’s turn to propose its own HMS Contact Shield API for contact tracing applications to track the spread of the...

We’ve to guard against Covid apps increasing state power: Nandan Nilekani

Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani has cautioned that contact tracing apps run the risk of increasing state power and must be rolled back once normalcy returns....

NYC taps Twilio to power its massive contact-tracing operation

The epicenter of the American coronavirus outbreak, New York City, is gearing up to launch a massive contact tracing operation in order to safely begin...

Contact-tracing app caught sharing location data with Foursquare

Contact-tracing apps are problematic, and that’s before they violate their own privacy policies.  The Care19 app, developed for the North Dakota Department of Health by...

Apple, Google Release Early Version of Their Contact Tracing Tech, Say 23 Countries Show Interest

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple and Alphabet’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as...

North Dakota launched a contact-tracing app. It’s not going well.

Contact-tracing apps have been hailed as a crucial tool in the battle against the coronavirus. But as states rush to release their own home-baked versions,...

Stopping COVID: Should we all be using Apple’s contact tracing app?

To cut a long story short and not trip up anyone in the process, Germany made an announcement on Sunday, April 26, that it would...

The real problem with contact tracing lies with humans not technical limitations

Bluetooth as opposed to geolocation. It seems that an ideal compromise has been achieved between “contact tracing” (a collaborative and non-geolocalised technology for tracking COVID-19...

Oregon Town Goes Door to Door Tracking COVID-19

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A college town in Oregon is embarking on a groundbreaking effort to measure...

How San Francisco plans to trace every coronavirus case and contact

In one of the first such efforts in the country, San Francisco is assembling a task force to interview and trace the interactions of every...