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It looks like the UK caved and will use Apple and Google’s technology for its contact-tracing app after months of floundering

The NHS is ditching its contact-tracing app.
The NHS is ditching its contact-tracing app.

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  • The UK is to adopt Google and Apple’s technology for its coronavirus contact-tracing app after several months of trying to pursue its own course, the BBC reports.

  • The UK has avoided basing its contact-tracing app on the tech giants’ software, because it wanted to pursue a more “centralized” approach that gave it greater access to people’s data.

  • However, sources highlighted a number of technical issues that faced the UK app, such as getting its underlying Bluetooth mechanism working properly.

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