France asks Apple to relax iPhone security for coronavirus tracking app development

Is this an example of the French authorities “not wanting to waste a crisis” in order to track citizens?…:

[…] As Google and Apple are developing their own mobile platforms which would allow Bluetooth-based contact tracing apps to function, it may be that the French government’s hopes to deploy a homegrown solution, due to standard Bluetooth restrictions, will be dashed unless the app is compatible with the tech giants’ modifications.

Apple and Google’s solution will keep data on user handsets, whereas the French government wants user information fed into a central server, Bloomberg noted.


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