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Contact tracing has been going on for decades. But now, Google and Apple are aiming to turn smartphones into digital contact tracers. But what does this mean for our privacy? Is this just another grab of our data by big tech? Could this be a way for the government to get our health information? This week, Klon Kitchen walks us through what Google and Apple are proposing, some of the legitimate concerns, and why this effort could serve as an effective tool to fight against the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases in the future.
Klon’s report referenced in the episode: The Apple–Google Partnership to Fight COVID-19: Understanding the Promises and Perils of Digital Contact Tracing
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