How safe is COVIDSafe? What you should know about the app’s issues, and Bluetooth-related risks

The Australian government’s COVIDSafe app has been up and running for almost a fortnight, with more than five million downloads.

Unfortunately, since its release many users – particularly those with iPhones – have been in the dark about how well the app works.

Digital Transformation Agency head Randall Brugeaud has now admitted the app’s effectiveness on iPhones “deteriorates and the quality of the connection is not as good” when the phone is locked, and the app is running in the background.

There has also been confusion regarding where user data is sent, how it’s stored, and who can access it.

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Source: The Conversation https://theconversation.com/how-safe-is-covidsafe-what-you-should-know-about-the-apps-issues-and-bluetooth-related-risks-137894




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