It uses Bluetooth technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive.
21 May 2020 7:55 PM
France, Britain, Norway say government needs access data to combat virus whereas the tech firms say they are adhering to data privacy norms.
20 May 2020 4:21 PM
The Interactive Voice Response System will collect health data from landline and feature phone users and issue alerts from time to time.
06 May 2020 9:29 PM
Aarogya Setu, which runs on its own Application Program Interface or API, is not bound by international privacy protection norms
05 May 2020 8:32 PM
Backing for a pan-European app that was to keep data on a central server was stopped over criticism from a nation haunted by Nazi-era spying
26 Apr 2020 9:40 PM
Privacy concerns abound as independent developers cannot study the code
26 Apr 2020 4:40 PM
Now that the government is preparing to life the coronavirus lockdown, lawmakers will vote on allowing the app to continue tracking citizens
21 Apr 2020 7:04 PM
With this app, the data collected can be uploaded on the servers in real-time and analysed immediately.
17 Apr 2020 7:44 PM
17 Apr 2020 12:49 PM
The more people install the coronavirus tracing app on their phones, the more effective it becomes
15 Apr 2020 9:03 PM
Soldiers have been told to ensure their phones have antivirus protection
15 Apr 2020 8:29 PM
A memorandum was sent on April 14 mandating the use of the app, which tells users if they may have come into contact with a COVID-19 patient
15 Apr 2020 6:17 PM
Use of facial recognition and other personal data has the potential to set a new normal by resetting our expectations on personal privacy.
09 Apr 2020 9:06 PM
There is little clarity on who can access app data, and if it will be shared with state governments at the frontline of coronavirus response
07 Apr 2020 1:00 PM
Most governments are accessing location data of mobile phone users in anonymised forms, but rights groups worry about privacy breaches.
04 Apr 2020 3:24 PM
Updates on the statistics of the state, India and the world will be provided by the app
04 Apr 2020 2:52 PM
The beta version of the app is being tested by a small group of individuals, say reports
25 Mar 2020 5:46 PM
The MIT prototype Private Kit: Safe Paths app works by sharing location data between users, without revealing who the users are.
23 Mar 2020 5:46 PM