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KLSTEP, which was launched in the federal capital by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on May 28, has been welcomed by city folk with some providing suggestions on how it can be improved further.
Italy on June 1 released a contested mobile app to trace coronavirus infections in four regions before extending it to the whole country.
In a cramped office in eastern Seoul, Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls.
SEOUL: Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls. The machine - a colourful array of pie charts, graphs and maps reveals the search habits of thousands of South Korean senior citizens being monitored.
As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person's movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks.
Pakistan’s intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology normally used to locate militants to instead track coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with.
As more governments turn to tracing apps in the fight against the coronavirus, a deep-rooted tension between the need for public health information and privacy rights has been thrust into the spotlight.
France’s lower house of parliament endorsed on May 27 a contact-tracing app designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid sharp debate over privacy concerns.
A Chinese local government’s proposal for a post-coronavirus health app that ranks citizens based on their smoking, drinking, exercise and sleep habits has sparked fury online over privacy concerns.