How Covid Tracking Apps Are Pivoting for Commercial Profit

  • Matt Reynolds, Morgan
  • published date: 2022-06-23 11:00:00 UTC

In the pandemic’s early days, government-backed public health apps acquired millions of users—a ready-made audience developers are eager to tap.

Then, when a man died outside a restaurant in November 2021, in the west German city of Mainz, the local health department used the Luca app to access the contact details of 21 potential witnesses wh… [+2441 chars]