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UK snubs Apple-Google coronavirus app API, insists on British control of data, promises to protect privacy

By Kieren McCarthy 28 Apr 2020 at 13:04

Analysis The UK has decided to break with growing international consensus and insist its upcoming coronavirus contact-tracing app is run through centralised British servers – rather than follow the decentralized Apple-Google approach. In a blog post just before the weekend, the CEO of the National Health Service’s tech unit NHSX Matthew Gould, and the app’s main overseer Dr Geraint Lewis...

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