While Singapore has many surveillance cameras across the island, the idea of having a tracking system in one’s smartphone ‘hits closer to the bone’, an expert says. Photo: Reuters
While Singapore has many surveillance cameras across the island, the idea of having a tracking system in one’s smartphone ‘hits closer to the bone’, an expert says. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: why aren’t Singapore residents using the TraceTogether contact-tracing app?

  • Data privacy is a concern, but the contact-tracing app’s interface is also ‘unexciting’ and a drain on one’s smartphone battery, an analyst says
  • Authorities are watching the app’s uptake as they come up with measures to ease Singapore’s ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown from June

While Singapore has many surveillance cameras across the island, the idea of having a tracking system in one’s smartphone ‘hits closer to the bone’, an expert says. Photo: Reuters
While Singapore has many surveillance cameras across the island, the idea of having a tracking system in one’s smartphone ‘hits closer to the bone’, an expert says. Photo: Reuters
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