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COVID Alert: Contact Tracing, Exposure Notifications, and Privacy

UPDATE: COVID Alert was released, after a significant delay, on July 31st. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store today! It takes just a few minutes to install and set up!

COVID Alert, the exposure notifications application built by the Ontario Government, releases on July 2nd. Ontario is the first Canadian province to pilot the national strategy for coronavirus contact tracing that was made possible by Google and Apple. This naturally raises some questions. Is your privacy protected if you use this application? Are there better options? Josh MacEwen did a deep-dive and shares his findings.

Will you download COVID Alert? Do you have legitimate concerns with regard to contact tracing after watching this video? Please share your views on COVID Alert and contact tracing!


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