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Video COVID Radar and app for COVID tracing in Spain

Kathar1na

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It would be nice if you'd comment if you can download it outside Spain
Let me be the first to report ☺. I am not in Spain. I could download Radar COVID from Apple's App Store. It runs on my iPhone. At the beginning, you have an option to set the app to English (Ingles). I think you have to do this right at the start, you may not be able to change the language later.

It's quite a simple app, as you said. I got as far as to the section where I would enter my "Diagnosis code" if I had one. It seems to work just fine.
 

AJGuillaume

Pèlerin du monde
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Hola Ivar,
I downloaded the Android version of the app in Australia, and it works. The Android version also allows the user to set the language interface to English. This requires a restart of the app.
Thank you for sharing!
 

nathanael

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Ivar we also have a radar notification which you download on your phone free from the Canadian Government but you must have a Google account that's as much as I know ABOUT THIS, BUT APPARENTLY IT WORKS BETTER IF more people get this app.
 

ranthr

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I guess this is an app similar to the app Smittestopp in Norway which after a few weeks was closed because of reasons of unlegal surveillance.
In my opinion it´s a bit funny since we are under surveillance nearly every minute every day using our phones, wifi, creditcards and so on.
 

Camineiro

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Hi Ivar,

I was able to download and install the app here in Germany.
No problem at all.
It looks pretty much the same as the german COVID warning app.
 

Latecomer

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I was successful downloading the Radar COVID from Apple's USA App Store. It seems to run fine on my iPhone. No Camino planned :(, but I was just curious about the app.
¡Buen Camino!
 

alexwalker

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(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
It is OK, but using it means you are under constant surveillance from authorities. I will not use it, although I am a straight, law-abiding citizen.:)
 

Kathar1na

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To Santiago and back (no name; Tours; Francés; sea; no name)
using it means you are under constant surveillance from authorities
Does a statement like the above qualify as „Covid-19 misinformation“?

I can’t say that I understand much of the technology behind these official Covid-19 warning apps but from what I hear and read and have been told by someone who does understand it better, the technology is not the same for every government warning app. There are fundamental differences between countries.

The apps developed by Bahrain, Kuweit and Norway are apparently among the worst and the most dangerous and invasive as far as private data collection and storage are concerned while apps developed by Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and apparently also by Spain (according to what Ivar says in the video clip) are totally anonymised.

See: Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway contact tracing apps among most dangerous for privacy with details about a report published by Amnesty's Security Lab.
 
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Kathar1na

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To Santiago and back (no name; Tours; Francés; sea; no name)

Kathar1na

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To Santiago and back (no name; Tours; Francés; sea; no name)
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Kathar1na

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To Santiago and back (no name; Tours; Francés; sea; no name)
Portugal has now launched their official Covid-19 app. They are promoting it as a "civic duty" to use it.

The Portuguese app is called Stayaway Covid.

Out of curiosity, I downloaded it from the App Store onto my iPhone. It opened in English. It is similar to Spain's Radar Covid.

According to the introduction, the app works like a radar by sharing randomly generated depersonalised identifiers with nearby mobile phones. These identifiers are stored for 14 days on your mobile phone only. The app does not require access to an individual's location or to personal data.

The app has a link to a more detailed explanation on data processing by the Stayaway Covid system.

There is also an FAQ section.
 
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