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    Private Kit: COVID-19 Tracking App

    MIT announces Bluetooth breakthrough in coronavirus-tracing app for Android and iOS
    AndroidDownload Here from Play Store Available for all Android 8.0 smartphones and above.
    iOS: Download HerePlease note both downloads are prototype versions, with significant upgrades being released this week. Add your email here, and we will notify you as updates are released.

    Welcome to Private Kit
    Designed with data security and privacy protection at its heart, MIT Private Kit is the next generation of secure location logging
    Location logs provide time-stamped records of where you’ve been. By logging your location, researchers can explore exciting new opportunities in personal wellbeing, finance, environmental science, and other areas. Private Kit’s trail generator logs your device’s location once every five minutes and stores 28 days of data in under 100KB of space – less space than a single picture.  But what is truly exciting about Private Kit is its privacy protection.      
    Data never leaves your device without your consent
    The location log generated by Private Kit cannot be accessed from outside the user’s device.  Data transfer occurs only if the user chooses to share it with the researcher using a QR code. This means when you use Private Kit, you are in charge.

    The next step in solving today and tomorrow’s problems
    Enabling individuals to log their location trail offers new opportunities for researchers studying wellbeing, refugee migration, and community traffic analysis.  With explicit user consent and secure computing approaches, future versions of Private Kit aim to enable secure content sharing and crowdsourcing.

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    Add your name and email here, and we will add you to our listserv.

    Support the PrivacyFirst Effort
    We are seeking strategic partners, cities to pilot Private Kit, financial support, software developers, and others with a passion for building this tool.  Can you help us? Connect with here.

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