England's revamped contact-tracing app to begin public trials on Thursday -BBC

A revamped coronavirus contact-tracing app for England will begin its public trials on Thursday, BBC News reported on Wednesday. The software will be modelled after Apple and Google’s privacy-centric method of one smartphone detecting another, BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53753678 said. The app will let people scan barcode-like QR codes to log venue visits, as well as implementing Apple and Google’s method of detecting other smartphones, the BBC reported.

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