Android devices are leaking contact tracing data all over the place

If you have a contact tracing app installed on your Android smartphone, it could be leaking data to other apps according to new research from the privacy and security firm AppCensus.

Last year Google and Apple teamed up to develop a contact tracing API which uses Bluetooth and GPS data to provide a low-cost solution to find out who those infected with Covid-19 came in contact with. Contact tracing has traditionally been done manually but due to the prevalence of smartphones today, tech giants and governments around the world decided to work together to use technology to stop the virus’ spread.

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