Covid Watch – A Stanford affiliated Contact Tracing app that I’m volunteering at

Hi all, as you might know, wide testing and contact tracing are the two ways we can hope to return to normalcy soon. I’ve been volunteering for this project along with some other folks that you might know as well!

It’s called Covid Watch. It is completely private and anonymous and uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to create a device-only, anonymous network of all other Covid Watch devices you come in significant contact with.

When anyone tests positive, they can report those results anonymously and you get notified that you may be at risk due to some anonymous exposure in the last 14 days and that you should consider self-quarantining and getting tested.

No data is stored on the cloud, no one but you can access it, it doesn’t need GPS to work, and you are in full control of your information.

It’s affiliated with Stanford, is set up as a non-profit and is part of the TCN coalition that brings together all the tracing efforts happening all over the world.

We are looking for more volunteers, especially folks who can help with legal work, fundraising, video production, animation etc.

Check it out and welcome to reach out or ping me if you have any questions:

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