Adafruit’s privacy-preserving contact tracing app … Apple and Google is also doing something @adafruit @apple @google (UPDATE 4/23/2020)
Update: 4/23/2020, The Adafruit privacy-respecting contact tracing app was deployed at 4:21pm ET today April 23rd, 2020 to a small number of essential-worker team members and is being tested now please DM us on Twitter or email us [email protected], trying to add more features, we can work together …
Adafruit has been working on an employee / team member only privacy-preserving contact tracing app for a few weeks now. We saw the app in Singapore and assumed Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. would be making an app and we wanted to make sure we had something that worked for our needs, and if there are ways to make it work with the bigger companies, we’ll see what makes sense.
Our app is privacy first for our team. The data is not shared with anyone unless it needs to be shared (for example, during the time we have essential work, if someone gets ill or tests positive for COVID we could then have a log of locations and sent to the team member’s own email address if needed).
The Challenge of Proximity Apps For COVID-19 Contact Tracing – EFF.
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