UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the Covid-19 outbreak, in London June 5, 2020. Photo: Handout via REUTERSUK Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the Covid-19 outbreak, in London June 5, 2020. Photo: Handout via REUTERS
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the Covid-19 outbreak, in London June 5, 2020. Photo: Handout via REUTERS

UK scraps its own coronavirus-tracing app to join Apple and Google

  • The original UK model had been criticised by privacy advocates for giving the government too much control over people’s data
  • Tests showed the NHSX app identified 75 per cent of contacts of Android phone users, and just 4 per cent for Apple phone users
Topic |   Apps
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the Covid-19 outbreak, in London June 5, 2020. Photo: Handout via REUTERSUK Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the Covid-19 outbreak, in London June 5, 2020. Photo: Handout via REUTERS
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the Covid-19 outbreak, in London June 5, 2020. Photo: Handout via REUTERS
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