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Apple, Google release initial software for Covid-19 infection alerts to app developers

By Mike Swift
  • 29 Apr 2020 12:36
  • 29 Apr 2020 13:13
Apple and Google today are delivering the initial versions of software that will allow public health authorities to build apps to allow billions of the world’s smartphones to become sentinels warning a phone’s user that he or she might have been infected with Covid-19.
Five-and-a-half weeks after the makers of

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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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