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Application StopCovid: the cape of the million of users past

The French application to the tracing of contacts against the coronavirus StopCovid "has passed the million mark of users," said Saturday morning the secretary of State for the digital Cedric O on RMC. The secretary of State to digital, said to the AFP that the figure of one million corresponded to "activations" of the application, and not to simple downloads. The bar has been crossed "at 07: 30 this morning", a-t-on specified of the same source.

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The effectiveness of the smartphone app depends on the number of people that use it, even if the government considers that it is useful "at the first downloads. "We do not have precise objective" in terms of the number of users, said Cedric O on Saturday morning.

Particularly useful in the city

But the application is "particularly useful" for people living in urban areas, "which take the public transport and go to bars and restaurants," he stressed.

StopCovid allows its users to be warned if they have crossed in the two weeks previous another user infected with the coronavirus. The alert is triggered if the smartphones of the two people crossed paths less than a meter, for longer than 15 minutes. Then he was asked if there had already been instances of users of the application, indicating their contamination coronavirus, Cedric O was referred the communication on this matter to the ministry of Health.

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The application is very criticized by all those who fear that it opens the door to a surveillance society as it is to keep track of other users crossed on the last two weeks. The government stressed that the application does not handle identifiers in the clear, but pseudonyms that change regularly.

Design French

The French government has decided to entrust the design of the application to the French actors, under the project management of the institut national de recherche en informatique Inria. He refused to use the customizable platform offered by the american giants Google and Apple, to the risk, according to some observers, to arrive at a product unreliable technically.

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The application was launched on Tuesday. Friday night, she was always at the head of app downloads in France, according to the specialized firm AppAnnie.

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Lucien defrancele 06/06/2020 11:02

not Even 2% of the French. One can hardly speak of a rush .

Sans_dentsle 06/06/2020 11:05

The number of download StoCovid is one of the aspects, but probably the most minor: If no one calls in sick when healthy carriers (as detected) in the central database (by scanning the QR code of the physician's certification), the application StopCovid would be completely useless ! a
Statistically, it would be necessary that a significant number of persons have undergone a screening test, to populer the database. That is to say, at least 60% of the population.
The D. G. S. (General Directorate of Health) is not even able, at this day, to give:
-- the number of screening tests Covid-19 carried out;
-- The number of tests a day on average;
-- The number of positive tests detected;
-- the number of people who have scanned their QR code in their application StopCovid.
So I guess they also ignore the number of warning(s) ! a
In Australia, 6 million downloads of their application is the equivalent of the StopCovid, in April ... and only one case detected to date by their application !!!

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