Cuomo rolls out 'COVID Alert' app that notifies users if they've been within 6 feet of infected person

NEW YORK — The war on COVID-19 is getting smarter.New York Gov. Cuomo unveiled a new smartphone app on Thursday that alerts users if they’ve been within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive for the virus.The app, called “COVID Alert NY,” employs Bluetooth technology to record whenever users come within proximity of each other, though Cuomo cautioned on a conference call with reporters that it’s anonymous and collects no personal or geographic data.“It doesn’t give any names, doesn’t give any privacy information,” the governor said.The technology only works if a person who tests positive …

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