India's Covid-19 Contract Tracing App Could Leak Patient Locations


India’s Covid-19 Contract Tracing App Could Leak Patient Locations

As countries around the world rush to build smartphone apps that can help track the spread of Covid-19, privacy advocates have cautioned that those systems could, if implemented badly, result in a dangerous mix of health data and digital surveillance. India’s new contact-tracing app may serve as a lesson in those privacy pitfalls: Security researchers say it could reveal the location of Covid-19 patients not only to government authorities, but to any hacker clever enough to exploit its flaws.





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