Joe Rossignol, reporting for MacRumors:
Apple and Google are now referring to “contact tracing” as
“exposure notification,” which the companies believe better
describes the functionality of their upcoming API. The system is
intended to notify a person of potential exposure, augmenting
broader contact tracing efforts that public health authorities are
A name is just a name, but names matter, and I think “exposure notification” is clearly a more accurate name for what this joint effort is enabling. This system can be a tool for governments conducting contact tracing, but it is not contact tracing in and of itself.
★ Sunday, 26 April 2020