COVID Alert Canada is an Android application for battling the coronavirus pandemic. By exchanging random codes with other devices nearby, this tech creates a database of proximity and possible exposure without compromising anonymity and privacy.
If you live in Canada, this application may alert you about the potential risk of having COVID. In case you were near someone in the past two weeks who reported they tested positive for the virus, you get the notification.
It is worth noting that your security is not compromised because the system does not access any location data with a GPS tracker. Application is determining the distance between mobile devices by the strength of the Bluetooth signal.
Like COVID Tracker Ireland, this utility compares the lists of codes from users who report their positive PCR results. Matches in the system are notified about possible coronavirus exposure. For security reasons, if you get diagnosed with COVID, you will get a one time key with the diagnosis to enter into the app.
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