Apple and Google are giving governments the option of setting up a coronavirus warning infrastructure on smartphones without the need for a separate app. Google integrates the necessary functionality directly into the Android operating system, Apple into version 13.7 of the iOS system of its iPhones.
Users are asked whether they want to participate in the tracking process. Existing coronavirus warning apps will continue to work, the companies announced today.
The technology will help stop the spread of coronavirus by warning users when they are near an infected person. Smartphones on which the function has been activated exchange Bluetooth keys with each other.
- Hector Pascua, Source: ORF.at/agencies
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