Study finds numerous security flaws in contact tracing apps across the world


Governments in Norway, Britain, Qatar, and India, among others, have had to either drop or remediate the contact tracing apps they’ve released to help combat the coronavirus due to the rush in which they were released. Many had security flaws that risked exposing user data; others pose privacy and security risks due to the amount of data they collect. While the apps may be helpful in countries like South Korea, where the medical infrastructure exists to do mass testing and isolation, digital rights groups suggest that in many cases governments’ adoption of apps is wishful thinking.
Writer: Natasha Singer
Publication: New York Times