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新加坡希望每人都能佩戴新冠病毒跟踪设备

Singapore wants every resident to wear a COVID-19 tracing device

For Singapore, contact tracing apps might not be enough to help reopen the economy as the COVID-19 pandemic eases. Smart nation minister Vivian Balakrishnan has revealed that the city-state is close to releasing a wearable contact tracing device that it may soon hand out to “everyone in Singapore.” It’s not certain if the device would be mandatory, but that amounts to giving 5.7 million residents a gadget whether or not they want to use it.

对于新加坡来说接触者追踪程序对于在新型冠状病毒(COVID-19)疫情缓和的今天重启经济来说也许是不够的,目前聪明的新加坡外交部长维文·布拉克维施南透露,该国近期将发行一种可穿戴的接触者跟踪设备,并在不久的将来将它们分发给”新加坡里的每个人”;虽然目前还不确定是不是每个人都必须佩戴这种设备,但这么做相当于给五千七百万居民发放一种他们不一定乐意使用的设备。

The hardware could be worn on a lanyard or carried in a bag, and isn’t dependent on a phone.

这种接触者跟踪设备的硬件可以戴在挂袋上或放在包里而不一定要依靠手机才能使用。

While officials didn’t specify what prompted the plan, it comes after Singapore’s contact tracing app, TraceTogether, fell flat. While 1.4 million people have downloaded the app, development minister Lawrence Wong told the SCMP that 75 percent of the population needs to use it to be effective. Although the government has stressed that it keeps data encrypted, stores it on-device and won’t ask for it unless someone is infected, objectors have worried about other privacy issues (such as the potential for a breach), the battery drain from constant proximity checking and a lack of background scanning on iPhones. Singapore has declined to use Apple and Google technology that shouldn’t have that problem.

虽然该官员并未说明该计划因何制定,但我们知道此前新加坡的追踪软件”TraceTogether”并没有达到预期效果;虽然有约一千四百万人下载了该应用,但新加坡发展部长劳伦斯·王对《南华早报》表示如果要该应用发挥它应有的作用,就需要有75%的人使用它;尽管新加坡政府强调该应用会讲数据加密并储存在设备内,除非用户被感染否则不会索取数据,但用户依然对潜在的问题(如潜在的漏洞)表示担忧;而且该应用可能会因为持续使用而使手机电量耗尽,苹果商店中也没有对它的详细介绍。新加坡医管局对苹果与谷歌技术的信任因这些问题下降了。

Read more at engadget

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