Covid19 Sensor – iPhone and Android

Covid19 Sensor iPhone android

COVID -19 sensor feature has been added for most iPhones and Google Android. Is this good or bad? Share your thoughts below.

If you have an Android phone, go under Settings, then click on google, settings and it’s there.

For iPhones, it is under Settings/Privacy/Health. (Current status disabled)

Google android Covid 19 Tracker
iPhone Covid 19 Tracker

Read article on pcmag.com 

If you have an iPhone, go to settings, privacy, then health, It’s there but not yet functional.”

We all want to stop the spread of the coronavirus and end the pandemic crisis. Contact-tracing is one way to do this, and Google and Apple are working on a cross-platform contact-tracing system for iPhones and Android smartphones that will be available via official health apps.

This system has not yet rolled out. Google and Apple have only published an application programming interface (API) for it, which public health organizations can use to build apps. But Google and Apple this week provided details on what contact tracing might look like inside the health apps and at the OS level on iOS and Android. Here’s what to expect.

Read article on pcmag.com 

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Luna Stella
Luna Stella (@bb-luna)
2 months ago

Being a tech wonk I like it. I’ve heard from sources that Apple only exchange random ID’s with other devices that use Bluetooth.
The Random ID’s the device collects are only stored in an exposure log for 14 days. 14 days corresponds to the Public Health recommendation for COVID19 related isolation.

The exposure log allows an app authorized by the device owner to notify the owner of possible exposure to COVID19. If diagnosed with COVID19 one can choose to share their device’s random ID.

Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown (@bobby-brown)
2 months ago

Apple and Google have been scrambling to build good algorithms for contact tracing, which got ready just a few weeks back.

A few good Governments have been using these for their contact tracing apps, increasing the security and privacy of user information but other less developed Governments just dump all information into an online server that’s much easier to infiltrate.

When it comes down to security, I trust Apple and Google more that any Government provided systems.

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