Israel Has a New Secret Contact-tracing App. This Is What We Know

Is the Shin Bet involved in the Health Ministry’s new app for businesses? Little is known but the privacy watchdog is concerned

Refaella Goichman
Refaella Goichman
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After the failure of two coronavirus contact-tracing apps developed by Israel, including one employed by the secretive Shin Bet service, the government is promoting a new way of tracking its citizens’ movements to determine who has been in contact with confirmed patients. This app, it was announced, would serve businesses.