Singapore government tracking human contacts via cell phone app Trace Together

Posted by freedomforall 6 months, 2 weeks ago to Technology
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TraceTogether, launched yesterday (20 Mar), addresses the problem of interviewees being unable to remember all of their contacts or their lack of information on who they have been in contact with, according to government IT initiative Smart Nation Singapore.

The app can be downloaded by anyone with a Singapore mobile number and a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.

TraceTogether works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating users in close proximity.

This facilitates the contact tracing process and enables contact tracers to inform TraceTogether users who are close contacts of COVID-19 cases more quickly.

TraceTogether, according to Smart Nation, empowers users to “take the necessary action sooner, such as monitoring their own health closely for signs of flu-like symptoms”.

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  • Posted by Lucky 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Consent is required .. .. at present. Actually looks fairly innocuous, at present.

    The Gates Google scheme, as I read it, uses implants not phones. I envisage lines of volunteers, and voluntary dob-in programs just for the event some are slack.
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