MIT App to detect COVID status

So, MIT and a few others have come up with this app called Private Kit: Safe Paths that apparently broadcasts to others app users, if you have tested positive for COVID and have allowed your app to broadcast it to others. This is essentially a user driven approach to inform others of your infection, without the state detecting your movements through GPS/cell positioning. I checked out the Android app which was quite buggy and definitely v1. Apparently, this works if we all share our status with all others we pass by! The app creators insist that your health status is encrypted and private and never leaves your phone, without your permission! Check out this article

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