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Interesting compilation about testing and contact tracing from Tomas Pueyo. Spoiler alert: smartphone apps are quite worthless.
by Bernard on Fri May 15th, 2020 at 08:37:58 PM EST
There was a lot of hype about various apps in development, debate about whether location data would centralised or stored locally on phones, and concerns about the accuracy of distance measurement to help protect privacy. Also, something like 60% of people had to install them for them to be effective.

Much less hype about them now, and no plans to go live that I have heard. I don't think preliminary testing has been positive, and I suspect public health authorities have gone cold on the idea.

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri May 15th, 2020 at 11:02:37 PM EST
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How will Europe's coronavirus contacttracing apps work across borders?

... given Ireland's decision to opt for a decentralized app architecture for its national app. Over the land border in Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., the national app would presumably be the centralized system that's being devised by the U.K.'s NHSX. And the NHSX's CEO has admitted this technical division presents a specific challenge for the NHS COVID-19 app.



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Sat May 16th, 2020 at 02:10:56 PM EST
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