Can apps put coronavirus in verify?

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Health officers and tech corporations world wide have been racing to develop smartphone apps to manage the unfold of coronavirus.

Some governments could also be weighing rights violations and mass surveillance, however others have adopted the know-how.

Singapore is among the first nations to launch a non-mandatory, contact-tracing app utilizing Bluetooth indicators.

Australia, Malaysia and the UK have adopted swimsuit.

There have additionally been apps that transcend contact tracing – notably in China, the place a system has been constructed to gather individuals’s well being information and travel historical past. India and South Korea launched related apps.

But how efficient are they? And do they endanger different human rights? 

Presenter: Sami Zeidan

Guests:

Nishanth Sastry – senior lecturer within the division of informatics at King’s College London

Ali Fenwick – pyschologist and professor of organisational behaviour at Hult Business School

Dr Patrick Tang – division chief of pathology sciences at Sidra Medicine

Source: Al Jazeera