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Ireland Launches COVID-19 App That Uses Apple/Google Exposure Notification API

Ireland today released “COVID Tracker Ireland,” a COVID-19 contact tracing app that takes advantage of Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API. The app, which is opt in, says that users will be alerted if they come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Those exposed will be able to track their […]

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Canada to Launch Nationwide COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Based on Apple/Google Technology

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that Canada plans to launch a nationwide COVID-19 contract tracing app based on Apple’s and Google’s Exposure Notification API, as noted by iPhone in Canada. Trudeau said the app is slated for release in early July, with testing set to begin in Ontario soon. COVID Shield, a reference […]

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UK’s Contact Tracing App Will Reportedly Use Apple/Google Solution After All

In what appears to be a reversal of course, the BBC today reported that the United Kingdom’s National Health Service will adopt Apple’s and Google’s Exposure Notification API for its COVID-19 contact tracing app after all. Other countries that have committed to using the API include Italy, Latvia, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, and Saudi Arabia, among […]

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More Countries Implement Apple/Google API in Contact Tracing Apps, Including Germany, Poland, and Saudi Arabia

Apple’s Path to Arm-Based Macs Could Start With a New 12-Inch MacBook Fudge, a leaker who goes by @choco_bit on Twitter, often shares details on upcoming Apple products. With Apple’s Arm-based Macs that use custom-made chips on the horizon, Fudge today shared some of his thoughts on how, why, and when Apple will roll out […]

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New York Attorney General Asks Apple and Google to Vet Third-Party Contact Tracing Apps

Apple and Google have been asked by New York’s Attorney General to do more to prevent sensitive health data from being collected by third-party contact tracing apps. According to Business Insider, AG Letitia James sent letters to both companies and urged them to impose tighter restrictions on the apps if they are to be available […]

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Italy and Latvia Launch Apps That Use Apple’s Exposure Notification API

European countries have begun to roll out COVID-19 contact tracing apps that take advantage of the Exposure Notification API designed by Apple and Google, with Italy and Latvia both launching new apps over the course of the last few days. As noted by MacStories‘ Federico Vittici, Italy today released Immuni, a privacy-focused contact tracing app […]

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First App Using Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API Launches in Switzerland

The first app that takes advantage of the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google has launched in Switzerland, according to a report from the BBC. A team of app developers working on contact tracing app called SwissCovid have rolled out the app in a beta capacity for members of the Swiss army, hospital […]

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Apple and Google Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification API, Over 20 Countries Have Requested and Received Access

Apple and Google today launched their Exposure Notification API to assist public health authorities around the world with slowing the spread of COVID-19. On the Apple side, the API is available in the iOS 13.5 software update released today. Apple said that several U.S. states and 22 countries around the world have requested and received […]

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Utah Rejects Apple’s Exposure Notification API for Less Private Approach That Collects GPS Data

Utah in April released “Healthy Together,” a contact tracing app aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus by letting people know if they’ve come in contact with someone who is later diagnosed with the virus. Utah’s Healthy Together app does not use Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API, instead opting for a less private […]

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Apple’s Exposure Notification System: Everything You Need to Know

Apple in the iOS 13.5 beta introduced an exposure notification API, which will let apps from public health authorities and governments worldwide help people figure out if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19, and if so, what steps to take next to minimize the spread of the virus. Exposure Notification Explained Exposure notification started out as […]

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How to Opt Out of COVID-19 Exposure Notifications in iOS 13.5

Apple in iOS 13.5 is introducing an exposure notification API designed to allow apps created by public health authorities worldwide to notify people who come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 about their exposure to the virus. Apple’s Exposure Notification feature is privacy focused and shares no personally identifiable information or location data with […]

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 13.5, Relabeled From iOS 13.4.5 Due to Exposure Notification API

Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.5 updates to developers, two weeks after seeding the second betas and a month after releasing iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with iCloud Folder Sharing, iPad trackpad support, and more. iOS and ‌‌‌iPadOS‌‌‌ 13.5 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer center or over the […]

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