India’s contact tracing app is going open source

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India said it will publicly release the source code of its contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu, in a relief to privacy and security experts who have been advocating for this ever since the app launched in early April.

Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary in the ministry of electronics and information technology, made the announcement on Tuesday, dubbing it as “opening the heart” of Aarogya Setu app, which has amassed over 114 million users in less than two months, to allow engineers to inspect and tinker with the code.

The source code of Aarogya Setu’s Android app will be published on

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