Singapore’s foreign minister says the government wants to avoid “a false dichotomy” between a Big Brother type centralised system and a free-for-all decentralised system for its contact tracing app. Photo: AFP

Singapore aims to keep coronavirus contact tracing app voluntary, considers other devices

  • Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said public trust, respecting privacy and voluntary participation are key to the success of the TraceTogether app
  • Singapore is looking into other contact tracing devices, such as a dongle that could boost participation by mitigating the loss of phone battery life
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Singapore’s foreign minister says the government wants to avoid “a false dichotomy” between a Big Brother type centralised system and a free-for-all decentralised system for its contact tracing app. Photo: AFP
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