People Count

People Count Contact-Tracing Apps and Public Health

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Publisher's Synopsis

Contact tracing is key to containing and controlling the spread of a virus in a pandemic. South Korea, China, and Singapore were among the few countries that quickly employed contact tracing after the emergence of COVID-19; the United States did not. In People Count, cybersecurity expert Susan Landau offers an accessible examination of the technology and efficacy of contact tracing in a pandemic. Can we repurpose the tracking technology that we carry with us--devices with GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and social media connectivity--to serve public health in a pandemic?

Book information

ISBN: 9780262045711
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiv, 165
Weight: 356g
Height: 142mm
Width: 211mm
Spine width: 27mm