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Re: Google and Apple announce privacy-preserving contact tracing API

From: Sze Wong <z@z1bc.io>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 23:35:47 -0400
Cc: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-Id: <1256CA3C-D073-4444-A137-5A4C1FB40F24@z1bc.io>
To: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
So nobody from this group is part of the Google and Apple effort?

> On Apr 10, 2020, at 10:14 PM, Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net> wrote:
> 
> On 2020-04-10 12:58 pm, David Booth wrote:
>> ...Google and Apple are 
>> announcing a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to 
>> help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, 
>> with user privacy and security central to the design."
>> 
>> https://www.apple.com/covid19/contacttracing/
>> 
>> Comments, particularly on the privacy aspect?
> 
> FYI, another similar effort announced today:
> 
> https://techxplore.com/news/2020-04-bluetooth-smartphone-automate-covid-contact.html
> 
> "A team led by MIT researchers and including experts from many institutions is developing a system that augments "manual" contact tracing by public health officials, while preserving the privacy of all individuals. The system relies on short-range Bluetooth signals emitted from people's smartphones. These signals represent random strings of numbers, likened to "chirps" that other nearby smartphones can remember hearing."
> 
> "A vital next step toward implementation is engaging with the smartphone manufacturers and software developers—Apple, Google, and Microsoft".
> 
> Steven
> 
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