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Morrison government’s updated Covidsafe app unlikely to improve results, experts say – The Guardian

Tech community has criticised government for failing to engage on new changes given app’s poor track record

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Technology experts have criticised the federal government for not using Apple and Googles contact-tracing system in an overhaul of the Covidsafe app it announced on Monday, with one cryptographer saying they would be astounded if the upgrade performs as well as the framework being used in other countries.
Experts have also criticised the government for not engaging with the tech community before announcing the apps central change which largely focuses on using a new Bluetooth protocol given the…

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