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Singapore government prefers homegrown contact-tracing system over Apple and Google apps

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 16 Jun 2020 03:27
  • 17 Jun 2020 20:55
Although Apple and Google’s Covid-19 exposure-notification system was initially inspired by Singapore’s Bluetooth-powered contact tracing app, the Southeast Asian government has said the new system does not meet its needs. 
“It is a good and innovative system designed by some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley. However, after careful

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta

Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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