BanglaHunt Desk: Recently, the government of India launched an app that will make it easier to identify people with coronas. It will be connected through smartphones. If you turn on Bluetooth and data by turning on the smartphone location, this app will start working. If a person comes in contact with a coronary person somewhere, this app will be informed via. Again, even if a healthy person arrives within 5 feet of a healthy person, this app will start working on him. This app is named 'Healing Bridge' (Aarogya Setu).
Now Google and Apple are about to launch such an app. The two companies have teamed up to create a COVID-19 tracking system that can be used on all Android and iOS devices in the coming days. Reportedly, the system is going to have bells and whistles like other Quid-1 tracking systems. But in this case there will be more emphasis on user privacy. This system will rely on Bluetooth technology, not GPS.
To help public health officials slow down the spread # COVID19, Google & @Apple is working on a contact tracing approach designed with strong controls and protections for user privacy. @tim_cook And I am committed to working together on these efforts.https://t.co/T0j88YBcFu
– Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) April 10, 2020
Google CEO Sundar Pichai himself shared the news with the public on Twitter. He writes, To help public health officials slow the spread of # COVID19, Google & @Apple are working on a contact tracing approach designed with strong controls and protections for user privacy. @tim_cook and I are committed to working together on these efforts. (To help public health authorities slow the spread of # COVID19, Google and @Apple are working on a communication tracing mechanism designed with strong controls and protections for user privacy.
Contact tracing can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and can be done without compromising user privacy. With working @sundarpichai & @Google To help health officials harness Bluetooth technology in a way that also respects transparency & consent. https://t.co/94XlbmaGZV
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 10, 2020
Tim Cook, on the other hand, shared the same thing to the net. Needless to say, India is leading the way in this kind of tracing app.
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