Reuters: ‘Germany Flips to Apple-Google Approach on Smartphone Contact Tracing’

Douglas Busvine and Andreas Rinke, reporting for Reuters:

Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number of other European countries. […]

Chancellery Minister Helge Braun and Health Minister Jens Spahn said in a joint statement that Berlin would adopt a “decentralised” approach to digital contact tracing, thus abandoning a home-grown alternative that would have given health authorities central control over tracing data.

Sunday, 26 April 2020