DOWNLOAD TRACETOGETHER! Print

Contact tracing is vital in our battle to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To help with this resource-intensive and painstaking work, GovTech engineers co-developed the new TraceTogether app with the Ministry of Health. Find out more!


Join the fight against Covid-19!

Contact tracing is vital in our battle to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To help with
this resource-intensive and painstaking work, GovTech engineers co-developed the new
TraceTogether app with the Ministry of Health.

If you've unknowingly had close contact with someone who caught COVID-19, whether you
know the person or not, the app will help contact tracers get in touch with you more quickly!

Rest assured that none of your personal details and geolocation data - only the proximity
between app users - will be tracked if you use the app.

Let’s fight this together!

How safe is using TraceTogether? Here are some Myth-Busting Facts about TraceTogether!

Myth - The government is using the TraceTogether app to track or spy on every citizen’s
whereabouts.


No, the TraceTogether app does not collect any location data and there is no way for the
government to locate your whereabouts with this app. The app uses Bluetooth technology
to exchange connections with nearby devices that have the app. The app only has the ability
to show connections between devices, and not their locations. Furthermore, the logs stay in
your phone. Should MOH need the logs for contact tracing, they will seek your consent to
share the logs with them.

Myth - Other TraceTogether users can see my phone number.

Mobile numbers are not revealed to other TraceTogether users. Only temporary IDs,
generated by encrypting the User ID with a private key that is held by MOH, are exchanged
between phones. Your mobile number remains secret and is not exchanged with other
mobile phones. As an added layer of protection, the temporary IDs refresh regularly. Even if
you could decrypt the temporary IDs, you would still not be able to obtain the mobile
numbers of people you have been in contact with.

Myth - Running the TraceTogether app in the background uses up a lot of data and phone
battery.

The app uses about 1MB of data in a day, which is equivalent to the data used by watching 1
second of a high definition movie, and consumes only marginally more battery than phones
that already have Bluetooth enabled.

Still have more concerns? Check out GovTech’s article on Myth-busting Facts at
https://bit.ly/TraceTogetherxULive

Download TraceTogether! Click here: https://bit.ly/DownloadTraceTogether

Stay Up-to-date with important news catered specifically to active-agers!

Join Telegram to access to many useful channels to find deals, news and even part-time
jobs! Join Telegram and SG Active-Agers powered by U Live channel today by visiting this
link: https://bit.ly/ULiveTelegram

 

Tags: Tech Article