Corona Warning App

In 2020 many things are different. People work and study from home, wear face masks and are facing restrictions in their fundamental rights. These measures and restrictions were taken to bring the global pandemic under control. More than 800.000 people have died as a result of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) (25.08.2020).

“Let’s build an app for it” is the simple answer for many things. Therefore, it is no surprise that a lot of people asked for an app to fight Covid-19. In Germany, the “Corona Warn App” was published on June 16, 2020 [2] . Controversial topics being discussed in the public were:

  • How does such an app work?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Will the number of false positives become too high?
  • How secure is it?
  • Does this restrict privacy?

Today, that the app is available for 2 months and has been downloaded more than 17.5 million times. This might be a good time to give answers to the questions above.

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