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A Former Googler Explains Why the U.K.’s Contact Tracing App Was a Disaster

And what everyone else can learn from it

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On June 18, the British government suddenly abandoned development of its contact tracing app, which was intended to tell people if they had come into close proximity with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. It worked 4% of the time.

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Robin Bhaduri

Robin Bhaduri

Former Product Manager @Google. Worked in 3 different continents across lots of different product. Former Co-founder @Luna

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