UK government Covid tracking app: what you need to know!

As the UK is about to launch its app to trace potential Coronavirus patients, we look at its technical functionalities.

Key findings
  • Our analysis of the NHSX app reveals that there is no mechanism to opt-in or opt-out of third-party trackers which are included with the app
  • It seems that the app would only work when it is operating on the foreground, particularly on iOS devices, making its efficacy questionable
  • The app is incompatible with a range of older Android devices, potentially putting the most vulnerable, such as the elderly or those on low incomes, at risk

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Posted on May 10, 2020


by Jos


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