Virginia launches first statewide contact tracing app using Apple-Google platform
The Covidwise app, which runs on the tech giants' Bluetooth-based API, is being made available to all Virginia residents, Gov. Ralph Northam said.
Alabama launches contact tracing app based on Google-Apple API
The app will be targeted at students returning to the state's college campuses. Meanwhile Google says as many as 20 states are developing apps based on the API.
Privacy concerns have states taking it slow on contact tracing apps
Some states have built contact tracing apps, but a decades-old manual process is the norm in most places as officials address widespread privacy concerns.
Maryland wants to perfect 'classic' contact tracing before launching apps
The state's 1,400 contact tracers will use a combination of cloud platforms, text alerts and old-fashioned phone calls to track the spread of COVID-19.
Three states sign up for new Apple-Google contact tracing API
North Dakota, Alabama and South Carolina are the first states to say they'll use the tech rivals' platform to track the spread of the coronavirus.
California bill mandating cell phone encryption backdoors fails
The controversial legislation died in committee following stiff resistance from privacy advocates and even federal lawmakers.
New California laws take aim at preserving electronic privacy
Lawmakers have managed to pass a series of laws regulating how law enforcement officers can both use technology and access electronic data.
McGraw-Hill Education transitions to digital market
The education publishing giant has overhauled its approach and positioning to deliver a "hybrid" model of print and digital content, and tools to personalize student learning.