Government Open Sources Aarogya Setu App Code After Facing Criticisms

NITI Aayog has open sourced the code of the Aarogya Setu app weeks after privacy concerns raised by various experts. The new move comes days after the contact tracing app crossed the mark of 10 crore registered users, 41 days after its launch in April. NITI Aayog has released the source code of Aarogya Setu’s … Read more

Aarogya Setu Flaw Reveals Details of Unwell People in PMO: French Hacker

French security researcher Robert Baptiste (going by the pseudonym Elliot Alderson, or @fs0c131y on Twitter) posted that several Indian government officials are currently unwell, and that he got this information thanks to a flaw in the Aarogya Setu coronavirus contact tracing app which was made by Niti Aayog along with a number of volunteers. Baptiste … Read more

French Hacker Says Aarogya Setu App Has Serious ‘Security Issue’

French security researcher Robert Baptiste, who goes by pseudonym Elliot Alderson on Twitter, said the Aarogya Setu app has a “security issue” that has put the privacy of crores of Indians at stake. The researcher tweeted on Tuesday to notify the government and his over 1.67 lakh followers about the alleged security issue in the … Read more

NITI Aayog Defends the Aarogya Setu App Against Privacy Groups’ Criticism

On April 2, NITI Aayog released the Aarogya Setu app that was made by a team comprising of citizen volunteers and government agencies as a solution for contact tracing and spreading awareness of COVID-19. The cross-platform app, Aarogya Setu, crossed five crore downloads just 13 days later. In short order, it’s become one of the … Read more

Aarogya Setu App Hits 5 Crore Users in 13 Days of Launch

The Aarogya Setu app by the government has reached the milestone of five crore users in just 13 days of its launch. The app, which is projected to enable contact tracing to limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in India, was released on April 2. In three days of its launch, the Aarogya Setu … Read more

PM Modi Encourages Citizens to Download Aarogya Setu App

Aarogya Setu app downloads were encouraged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on Tuesday. The app that was launched earlier this month to enable contact tracing through smartphones crossed the mark of five million installs in just three days of its debut. In the midst of its remarkable growth, the Aarogya Setu … Read more

Apple, Google Partner to Enable COVID-19 Contact Tracing Tech

Apple and Google announced on Friday that the two technology giants are going to work together to enable the use of Bluetooth in order for governments and health agencies to carry out contact tracing of people affected by coronavirus in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, while keeping privacy and security in the forefront, according … Read more