The Coronavirus App – level 2

13-05-2020 07:00

Companies Apple and Google have developed a special software that can help fight with the coronavirus. The software will send a message to people who were in contact with the coronavirus.

In the past, some people worried about privacy. They were afraid that the app could show the names of sick people, and people could try to self-diagnose.

Apple and Google improved the software, and the software will not use GPS. An app will collect the data every 10 – 15 minutes, and it will use Bluetooth. Around the world, only one app is available for each country. In the US, each state can decide how to use the app. It is possible to use the software in both operating systems, iOS and Android.

Difficult words: privacy (how safe your information is from other people), self-diagnose (when someone does not go to a doctor, and he tells himself what disease he has), operating system (software that does basic functions in a phone, tablet, or computer).

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