The Register: Singapore to require smartphone check-ins at all businesses and will log visitors’ national identity numbers

The Register: Singapore to require smartphone check-ins at all businesses and will log visitors’ national identity numbers. “Singapore will from May 12th require all businesses to adopt a system that checks visitors into and out of their premises using their smartphones, and has already made using the system compulsory before entering some venues. Called ‘SafeEntry’, the system is designed to enhance Singapore’s coronavirus contact-tracing capabilities and requires visitors to either scan a QR code or allow their phones to be scanned to record a barcode in the national e-services app. That scans are taken when visitors enter and exit a premises.”

EPFL: EPFL researchers put proximity tracing app to the test

EPFL: EPFL researchers put proximity tracing app to the test. “Over the past two weeks, EPFL computer scientists have been testing and refining the smartphone-based system developed by the international Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing project (DP3T), with the help of the Swiss Army. Their goal: to optimize the app’s ability to alert users after they’ve been in contact with someone contagious with COVID-19, while building trust around the open system.”