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Will Americans Be Willing To Install Covid-19 Tracking Apps?


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#1 Thoth101

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 10:12 PM

I will not how about you? I don't trust the CDC either as they say in this article is the most trusted according to the study.

 

https://blogs.scient...-tracking-apps/

Apple and Google created buzz with their recent announcement of new Bluetooth functionality specialized for coronavirus tracking, a capacity that will be used in partnership with public health authorities. In a similar vein, MIT reported that its tracking app was gaining traction with state and local governments.

 

Whether or not people will want to install such an app remains a deeper question.

Keeping these apps from being mandatory is important for protecting civil liberties. Yet, for these apps to be most effective, a significant portion of the population must adopt them.

 

This may be difficult to achieve in an environment where people are increasingly leery of companies and the government tracking their every move. A 2018 study shows 67 percent of U.S. consumers are ready for stricter data privacy regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union. And 73 percent said their concerns over personal data privacy were increasing.

 

Ultimately, the research shows there is no single, authoritative provider from which all Americans would be willing to install a coronavirus app. The CDC, which according to our study is the most trusted for distributing a coronavirus tracking app, seems to come closest. 



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Posted 30 April 2020 - 03:26 AM

Not this American.


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Posted 30 April 2020 - 04:24 AM

Not this American.

Thank you fellow American! :cool:


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