Canadian military asks troops to use government’s COVID Alert app

OTTAWA — The commander of the Canadian Armed Forces is encouraging his troops to download the federal government’s smartphone application for tracking potential exposure to COVID-19, saying he has no … Read More

Canadian military asked to use government’s COVID Alert app

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 3, 2020 1:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — Canadian Armed Forces … Read More

Apple, Google building coronavirus tracing tech directly into phone software

Apple and Google are trying to get more U.S. states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing and curbing the spread of the coronavirus by building more of the necessary … Read More

Making coronavirus contact-tracing app user-friendly caused delay, Hajdu says

The federal health minister says the government’s new national coronavirus contract-tracing app didn’t roll out on schedule earlier this month because the government wanted to take the time to make … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds mum on launch date for contact-tracing app after Ontario pilot delayed

The federal government isn’t yet saying exactly when Canadians can expect to download a national smartphone app developed to track contacts of confirmed coronavirus cases, nearly three weeks after the … Read More

Many seniors don’t own a smartphone. Experts say it might be a ‘gap’ in tracking apps

As Canada steadies its coronavirus cases, contact tracing is quickly becoming the backbone of control and containment. A federally backed tracing app is on the horizon, and experts have said that … Read More

If contact tracing for COVID-19 stops at the border, can it really be effective?

Public health experts agree that robust programs to test more people and trace their contacts are vital for countries to safely reopen while also preventing a surge of new coronavirus … Read More

Privacy must be foremost in efforts to track and trace COVID-19, says B.C. watchdog

B.C.’s information and privacy commissioner says it’s appropriate for government and businesses to collect personal information to track the coronavirus, but only if it’s done right. It comes as government … Read More

Coronavirus: Apple, Google to ban location tracking in joint contact tracing system

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building … Read More

Privacy watchdogs raise concern over apps tracking Canadian coronavirus patients

Privacy watchdogs are voicing concerns over proposals across the country to implement smartphone apps to help track COVID-19. New Brunswick, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan are among the provinces … Read More

India’s new coronavirus contact tracing app will be mandatory for all workers

India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its … Read More

Trudeau open to ‘voluntary’ coronavirus tracking app but says privacy paramount

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says while there could be a role for using apps and virtual tracking to trace coronavirus cases in Canada, those measures would likely need to be … Read More

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