This Week in Apps: Facebook takes on Shopify, Tinder considers its future, contact-tracing tech goes live  TechCrunchView Full coverage on Google News
We continue to look at how the pandemic is impacting the world of mobile apps. Notably, we saw the launch of the Apple/Google exposure notification API with the latest version of iOS.We continue to look at how the pandemic is impacting the world of mobile apps. Notably, we saw the launch of the Apple/Google exposure notification API with the latest version of iOS.

This Week in Apps: Facebook takes on Shopify, Tinder considers its future, contact-tracing tech goes live – TechCrunch

This Week in Apps: Facebook takes on Shopify, Tinder considers its future, contact-tracing tech goes live – TechCrunch

Google and Apple delivered their contact tracing app API to public health agencies across the globe. The apps would allow Bluetooth pings between smartphones within six and a half feet of each other. And in theory, these apps would notify you if you had been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. In practice, public health authorities will have to encourage around 60% people in a given state or country to download the app in order to meaningfully conduct contact tracing/exposure notification. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and PCWorld/Macworld’s Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss Apple and Google’s unprecedented collaboration, privacy concerns and how state and federal governments will utilize the API. Google and Apple delivered their contact tracing app API to public health agencies across the globe. The apps would allow Bluetooth pings between smartphones within six and a half feet of each other. And in theory, these apps would notify you if you had been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. In practice, public health authorities will have to encourage around 60% people in a given state or country to download the app in order to meaningfully conduct contact tracing/exposure notification. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and PCWorld/Macworld’s Michael Simon join Juliet to discuss Apple and Google’s unprecedented collaboration, privacy concerns and how state and federal governments will utilize the API.

Google and Apple release contact tracing app API | Computerworld

The iOS 13.5 update brings the first version of the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google. Here's how it works and preserves privacy.The iOS 13.5 update brings the first version of the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google. Here's how it works and preserves privacy.

How Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API works - 9to5Mac

Apple officially released iOS 13.5 to the public this week. The update includes changes such as Face ID improvements for masks, new Apple Music features, and more. Perhaps most importantly, however…

How Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API works - 9to5Mac

Three states have publicly confirmed that they'll use the software.Three states have publicly confirmed that they'll use the software.

The Technology 202: Apple and Google's coronavirus alert tools arrive amid doubts about their efficacy - The Washington Post

“Technology can help health officials rapidly tell someone they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Today the Exposure Notification API we created with @Google is available to help public health agencies make their COVID-19 apps effective while protecting user privacy.”

Tim Cook on Twitter: "Technology can help health officials rapidly tell someone they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Today the Exposure Notification API we created with @Google is available to help public health agencies make their COVID-19 apps effective while protecting user privacy."

“The #COVID19 Exposure Notification technology we built jointly with @Apple is now available to public health agencies in support of their contact tracing efforts. Our goal is to empower them with another tool to help combat the virus while protecting user privacy.”

Sundar Pichai on Twitter: "The #COVID19 Exposure Notification technology we built jointly with @Apple is now available to public health agencies in support of their contact tracing efforts. Our goal is to empower them with another tool to help combat the virus while protecting user privacy."

“🇧🇷 Brazil becomes the 6th country to record more than 20,000 #COVID_19 deaths ❌Study finds Trump's favoured hydroxychloroquine drug increases the risk of death significantly 🇨🇦 Canada shuns Australia-style tracing app for Google-Apple fix Updates: https://t.co/SCJRGhWuOL”

Latika M Bourke on Twitter: "🇧🇷 Brazil becomes the 6th country to record more than 20,000 #COVID_19 deaths ❌Study finds Trump's favoured hydroxychloroquine drug increases the risk of death significantly 🇨🇦 Canada shuns Australia-style tracing app for Google-Apple fix Updates: https://t.co/SCJRGhWuOL"

“How does the contact-tracing technology that Apple and Google have developed work? Listen to this three-minute explainer from @politico. https://t.co/U90AxMmI5f”

Steven Overly on Twitter: "How does the contact-tracing technology that Apple and Google have developed work? Listen to this three-minute explainer from @politico. https://t.co/U90AxMmI5f"

Canada will ramp up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as it gradually lifts restrictions and is working closely with Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google on a mobile phone app to help, the prime minister said on Friday.Canada will ramp up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as it gradually lifts restrictions and is working closely with Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google on a mobile phone app to help, the prime minister said on Friday.

Canada to ramp up COVID-19 testing and tracing, recommend digital app - Reuters

These new Bluetooth apps have serious consequences for our safety and security. Here's what you need to know.These new Bluetooth apps have serious consequences for our safety and security. Here's what you need to know.

Android And iPhone Users Beware The Hidden Dangers With New Contact Tracing Apps

The first phase of Apple and Google's contact tracing framework to help identify people at risk from coronavirus.The first phase of Apple and Google’s contact tracing framework to help identify people at risk from coronavirus.

Apple and Google launch COVID-19 contact tracing API – Naked Security

The two tech rivals have developed the Exposure Notification technology which can inform someone if they may have come in contact with a person that was diagnosed with COVID-19. The move comes as more tech companies are stepping up to help in the fight against the pandemic.The two tech rivals have developed the Exposure Notification technology which can inform someone if they may have come in contact with a person that was diagnosed with COVID-19. The move comes as more tech companies are stepping up to help in the fight against the pandemic.

Google and Apple Launch Highly Anticipated Contact Tracing Technology | MDDI Online

Digital contact tracing could be a way to help stop COVID-19 in the U.S., but the structure of the country means that there will be 50 individual platforms carrying out their own tracking. We're here to help you keep track of them.Digital contact tracing could be a way to help stop COVID-19 in the U.S., but the structure of the country means that there will be 50 individual platforms carrying out their own tracking. We're here to help you keep track of them.

Here's how U.S. states are using digital contact tracing to stop COVID-19 | Appleinsider

Apple and Google have new technology to help you know when you might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. It's not as scary as it sounds.Apple and Google have new technology to help you know when you might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. It's not as scary as it sounds.

Apple’s COVID-19 exposure notification API: What it is and how it works in iOS 13.5 | Macworld

Google and Apple partnered to launch their COVID-19 exposure tracking and notification system on May 20 — here's what you need to know about it.Google and Apple partnered to launch their COVID-19 exposure tracking and notification system on May 20 — here's what you need to know about it.

Apple-Google Exposure Notification API: Everything you need to know | iMore

The technology would be able to track those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 through Bluetooth.The technology would be able to track those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 through Bluetooth.

Ala. among few states to incorporate Apple, Google contact tracing technology

The contact tracing app alerts users and the Ministry of Health in case someone has been in contact with a Covid-19 positive person.The contact tracing app alerts users and the Ministry of Health in case someone has been in contact with a Covid-19 positive person.

Ugandans develop app for Covid-19 contact tracing - Daily Monitor

Tech giants Apple and Google are rolling out their coronavirus contact tracing app to at least 23 countries.Tech giants Apple and Google are rolling out their coronavirus contact tracing app to at least 23 countries.

Coronavirus contact tracing app from Apple and Google rolls out to 23 countries

What's Apple and Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification? Will it replace existing contact tracing efforts in Malaysia? Here's everything you need to know.What's Apple and Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification? Will it replace existing contact tracing efforts in Malaysia? Here's everything you need to know.

Apple-Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification: 7 things you need to know

Yesterday afternoon, Apple and Google’s highly anticipated contact-tracing tech was officially rolled out, with Apple already baking it into the backend of its latest update. The question now is whether it’ll be the godsend for public health that both of the tech giants initially pitched, or if doubts surrounding the tech’s overall efficacy and trustworthiness will win out. Yesterday afternoon, Apple and Google’s highly anticipated contact-tracing tech was officially rolled out, with Apple already baking it into the backend of its latest update. The question now is whether it’ll be the godsend for public health that both of the tech giants initially pitched, or if doubts surrounding the tech’s overall efficacy and trustworthiness will win out.

23 Countries Are Already Onboarding The Apple-Google Contact Tracing Tech

OAKLAND, Calif., May 20 (Reuters) - Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system.OAKLAND, Calif., May 20 (Reuters) - Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system.

Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23...

Despite early excitement, virus-tracing apps built by Apple and Google are likely useless, according to health officials. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN to talk about why this once promising technology now looks to be a failure. In April, Apple and Google announced a joint plan to help trace the spread of COVID-19 by […]

Apple and Google clash with health officials on COVID-19 contact tracing

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BlackburnNews.com - App coming to notify you if you've come in contact with COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is working closely with Apple and Google over a COVID-19 contact tracing app.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is working closely with Apple and Google over a COVID-19 contact tracing app.

Canada Working with Apple and Google for COVID-19 Contact Tracing App: Trudeau | iPhone in Canada Blog

NoCookies | The Australian

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, states are now looking to institute some form of contact tracing. Contact tracing helps identify and contact all theAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues, states are now looking to institute some form of contact tracing. Contact tracing helps identify and contact all the

How Will Contact Tracing Work in Your State?

Alabama will use technology from Apple and Google to help with coronavirus tracing.

Alabama 1 of 3 states to sign on with Google, Apple for coronavirus contact tracing app - al.com

Alabama, North Dakota and South Carolina were the first states to announce plans to develop contact tracing apps that would use a framework developed by Apple and Google. Apple and Google launched their exposure notification API on Wednesday.Alabama, North Dakota and South Carolina were the first states to announce plans to develop contact tracing apps that would use a framework developed by Apple and Google. Apple and Google launched their exposure notification API on Wednesday.

Three states plan to use Apple-Google contact tracing system - MedCity News

Google and Apple have released their Covid-19 contact-tracing software which can be used by smartphones across the globe.Google and Apple have released their Covid-19 contact-tracing software which can be used by smartphones across the globe.

Google and Apple release their contact-tracing software

Apple, Google release technology for pandemic appsApple, Google release technology for pandemic apps

Apple, Google release technology for pandemic... | Taiwan News

The UK contact tracing app won't be ready in mid-May as promised, admits the UK government – but may yet use the Apple/Google API ...The UK contact tracing app won't be ready in mid-May as promised, admits the UK government – but may yet use the Apple/Google API ...

Apple/Google API still being considered as UK app delayed - 9to5Mac

PARIS: US tech giants Apple and Google said on Wednesday (May 20) they were offering health authorities around the world their platform for ...PARIS: US tech giants Apple and Google said on Wednesday (May 20) they were offering health authorities around the world their platform for ...

Apple, Google launch contact tracing platform - CNA

A war is raging over coronavirus contact tracing apps and privacy lays at the crux of the issue. Will there be a middle ground?A war is raging over coronavirus contact tracing apps and privacy lays at the crux of the issue.

The privacy battle at the heart of coronavirus contact tracing apps - Decrypt

Britain’s mobile phone app for tracking coronavirus infections has been delayed by bureaucracy and the addition of more symptoms to monitor, according to a person familiar with the matter – who said they expected the government to abandon it in favour of the model backed by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.Britain’s mobile phone app for tracking coronavirus infections has been delayed by bureaucracy and the addition of more symptoms to monitor, according to a person familiar with the matter – who said they expected the government to abandon it in favour of the model backed by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.

Covid-19: UK contact-tracing virus app roll-out delayed by bureaucracy | The Star

Apple%20and%20Google%20release%20phone%20technology%20to%20notify%20users%20of%20coronavirus%20exposure%20%7C%20Technology%20%7C%20The%20GuardianSoftware can be used to develop apps that detect when a user has spent time near another user who later tests positive for the virus

Apple and Google release phone technology to notify users of coronavirus exposure | Technology | The Guardian

In a joint statement, Apple and Google have announced that their Exposure Notifications technology is now available to public health agencies.In a joint statement, Apple and Google have announced that their Exposure Notifications technology is now available to public health agencies.

Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19 | Android Central

A month after announcing a partnership to develop smartphone-based contact-tracing technology, Google and Apple have announced that their new Exposure Notifications APIs are available for developer…

Google and Apple launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification API for public health apps

Android is ready for contact tracing: the system is rolling out now. Apple and Google's contact tracing API is now available for Android and iOS.Apple and Google had surprised everyone by announcing that they were working jointly on the development of an API to allow the development of digital ...

Android is ready for contact tracing: the system is rolling out now

It’s time for states to ramp up their hiring — and to come up with a way to isolate new cases. Apple and Google’s Bluetooth-based system will only go so farIt’s time for states to ramp up their hiring — and to come up with a way to isolate new cases

Apple and Google’s COVID-19 notification system won’t work in a vacuum - The Verge

Apple and Google's COVID-19 Exposure Notification API is now live for everyone. Here are the details on this.Apple and Google's COVID-19 Exposure Notification API is now live for everyone. Here are the details on this.

Apple And Google COVID-19 Exposure Notification API Is Now Live For Everyone | Redmond Pie

Apple and Google today made available the first public version of their exposure notification API, which was originally debuted as a joint contact-tracing software tool. The partners later renamed it the Exposure Notification system to more accurately reflect its functionality, which is designed to notify individuals of potential exposure to others who have confirmed cases […]Apple and Google today made available the first public version of their exposure notification API, which was originally debuted as a joint contact-tracing software tool. The partners later renamed it the Exposure Notification system to more accurately reflect its functionality, which is designed to notify individuals of potential exposure to others who have confirmed cases […]

Apple and Google launch exposure notification API, enabling public health authorities to release apps – TechCrunch

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum announced a second contact tracing app is in the works to assist public health agencies track COVID-19. The new app will be known as Care19 Exposure and is expected to be available within two weeks. The app will use exposure notification technology developed by Apple and Google. When an individual tests positive for COVID-19, notifications will...

Burgum: ND to launch second COVID-19 contact tracing app - KVRR Local News

U.S. health officials have quietly released more reopening guidance that was created more than a month ago but initially shelved. U.S. health officials have quietly released more reopening guidance that was created more than a month ago but initially shelved.

Shelved CDC advice is quietly put on view

iOS 13.5 dropped Wednesday, complete with Apple and Google's coronavirus tracking API. Let's clear up some misconceptions.iOS 13.5 dropped Wednesday, introducing a slew of upgrades -- including, most notably, the API …

What does coronavirus tracking in iOS 13.5 do? Cleaning up the confusion

Their Exposure Notifications technology is now available to public health agencies.Their Exposure Notifications technology is now available to public health agencies.

Apple and Google's coronavirus-tracing technology is ready - PhoneArena

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis.Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis.

Covid-19 wrap | Trump wants face-to-face G7, studies show monkeys develop coronavirus immunity, Europe and Asia easing lockdowns, and Apple, Google launch contact tracing platform | News24

Apple and Google have released their joint contact tracing API in 22 countries and several US states.Apple and Google have released their joint contact tracing API in 22 countries and several US states.

Apple and Google Release Contact Tracing API