Apple COVID-19 App and Website Adds Anonymous Symptom Tracking

Apple COVID-19 Website

Apple updated its COVID-19 App and website on Thursday. They now allow users to anonymously share any potential symptoms they may have (via Techcrunch).

Apple COVID-19 Website

Apple COVID-19 App and Website Collecting More Anonymous Info

Other data collected includes:

  • Age
  • Number of existing health conditions
  • Potential exposure risks

Apple developed the tool in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  None of the COVID-19 information collected is linked with a user’s personal identifying data. The project is separate to framework Apple developing in partnership with Google, on which countries can build their contact tracing apps.

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