Government becomes first to call for invasive measures in effort to combat coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance has become the first country to call publicly for Apple and Google to weaken privacy protections around digital contact tracing, after its government admitted that its current plans would not work without changes to smartphone operating systems.The criticism comes two weeks after a landmark collaboration between the two companies to build technology enabling digital contact tracing apps, which would track contacts between users in an attempt to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Continue reading...
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