Yesterday, Italy released a test version of a contact search application called “Immuni” in four regions of the country that was hit hardest by COVID-19 before rolling it out across the country. More specifically, the four regions include Liguria, Abruzzo, Marche and Puglia.
It would appear that there has been widespread resistance from people concerned about a privacy breach, although they should not be because the application is based on software from Apple and Google where the privacy is the cornerstone of their software. The Apple Announcement | Google specifically contains a segment called “Contact Privacy Tracking”.
The privacy features are so good that it has angered France and other countries and even some American states who want their contact tracking application to have much less privacy.
We reported on May 13: Although this problem may irritate some “ governments ”, Apple and Google have deliberately designed their standards this way, lest governments may possibly abuse the data collected for other reasons. harmful far beyond its initial task of tracing contracts. Wuhan virus in a given population.
A survey by EMG Acqua on May 26 revealed that 44% of Italians said they would probably or certainly download Immuni while 24% would certainly not download it.
Field testing of the app, which was developed by tech startup Bending Spoons, will begin next week on June 8. For more information, read the full Reuters report
Engadget added in his report that “The pandemic has hit Italy harder than most countries because it has killed at least 33,500 people. The country began to loosen lock restrictions in early May , but there is still a fear that the rate of infection will skyrocket again unless people adhere to the social distance guidelines. Our report cover graph is from the same Engadget report as this one.