Utah's troubled COVID-19 tech contracts could spur procurement reform
A report from the state's legislative auditor this week showed that departments did not communicate effectively as they rushed into no-bid technology contracts necessitated by the pandemic.
LA's use of Citizen for contact tracing has some privacy advocates worried
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the selection of Citizen, a company that uses GPS to track users' locations, as the city's contact-tracing app vendor.
Apple, Google: Contact tracing to become standard smartphone feature
Nevada, Maryland, Virginia and D.C. will be the first to use a version of the tech giants' jointly developed API that does not require the installation of an app.
Nevada joins states using Apple-Google API for contact tracing app
The state is the latest to publish a smartphone app based on the tech giants' joint programming kit in an attempt to track the spread of COVID-19.
Pennsylvania to pilot Google-Apple contact tracing app next week
Built using the same API jointly released by Google and Apple in May, Pennsylvania officials will test the app first with a wide release slated for next month.
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.
Kansas' new coronavirus bill puts privacy limits on contact tracing
An emergency bill makes compliance voluntary and bans the use of mobile location data to track the identity or movements of the state's COVID-19 patients.