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France Rejects Apple-Google COVID-19 Tracing App, Builds Its Own

  •, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:33 AM

France is rolling out a COVID-19 contact-tracing app, becoming the first major European country to deploy the smartphone technology amid privacy fears. StopCovid will run on Google Android and Apple iPhone devices starting today, but it's not built on the technology developed by these two tech giants. Other countries such as the U.K., Germany, Italy, and Switzerland are developing their own apps, although they are using different technical protocols, raising questions about compatibility across Europe’s borders.

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