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Tech Tuesday: The Problem With Coronavirus-Tracing Apps

A person holds a smartphone with the official 'Corona Warn-App' (Corona Warning Application) in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 15, 2020. The app will be introduced on Tuesday, June 16 by the German authorities.
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A person holds a smartphone with the official 'Corona Warn-App' (Corona Warning Application) in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 15, 2020. The app will be introduced on Tuesday, June 16 by the German authorities.

Millions of people around the world are relying on virus-tracing apps to alert them to close-calls with the coronavirus.

But, many of the apps don’t work as advertised. Human rights advocates also warn the apps as designed can put countless people at risk for stalking and identity theft.

And, some governments have turned the trackers on their citizens.

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the problem with virus-tracing apps, social media and civil rights and and more.

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