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Apple, Google adding new privacy safeguards to Covid-19 proximity-warning technology

By Mike Swift and Dave Perera
  • 24 Apr 2020 14:22
  • 24 Apr 2020 14:40
A month into the effort by Apple and Google to make the world’s smartphones sentinels for Covid-19 exposure, the companies are adding new privacy protections to spur adoption and make it easier for public health authorities to tailor proximity-alert apps that would run on the technology.
Apple and Google said

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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