Colleges look to apps that screen for virus symptoms and trace contacts

At the University of California, Irvine, a team of researchers is hoping to put those concerns to rest by developing a web-based app that uses data the school already collects. … “It’s inherently privacy-protecting,” said Nalini Venkatasubramanian, a computer science professor at UC Irvine working on the project. “There is really no need to know who the individual is — it’s more about the space.”