Contact-tracing apps: there's no evidence they're helping stop COVID-19

Download rates have been disappointing and people aren't following self-isolation warnings.

Allison Gardner, Lecturer in Computer Science/Co-founder Women Leading in AI, Keele University • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  apps  contact-tracing  track-and-trace  contact-tracing-tech

TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms – here's why kids love it

An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.

Kevin Munger, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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England's new contact tracing app fixes privacy problems – whether it will work is another matter

Countries around the world have struggled to get people to download and use contact tracing apps.

Max Eiza, Lecturer in Networking & Cybersecurity, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
Aug. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Workplaces are turning to devices to monitor social distancing, but does the tech respect privacy?

Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they're not all the same when it comes to privacy.

Ari Trachtenberg, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Computer Science, Boston University • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

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Coronavirus: research reveals way to predict infection – without a test

Symptoms like loss of smell and taste are powerful predictors of COVID-19 infections.

Andrew Chan, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Our free coronavirus symptom-tracking app has been used by two million people – here’s what we're learning

CovidRADAR was developed in less than a week.

Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London • conversation
March 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  apps

Our free coronavirus symptom-tracking app has been used by two million people – here’s how it will help fight the disease

CovidRADAR was developed in less than a week.

Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London • conversation
March 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  apps

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