COVID-19 Could Provide Cover for Surveillance Expansion

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  1. roger_m

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    I won't be downloading any tracking app.
     
  2. Krusty

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    Me either.
     
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    Who can access our data? Does digital contact tracing even work? Five questions about the government's new coronavirus app
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/science...ents-coronavirus-contact-tracing-app/12151264
     
  5. Krusty

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    Deputy Chief Medical Officer doesn't rule out forcing Australians to download the Government's coronavirus tracing app
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-17/paul-kelly-coronavirus-tracing-app/12158854
     
  6. mood

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    Apple, Google weigh location tracking rules as EU seeks privacy-based virus apps
    April 16, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-seeks-privacy-based-virus-apps-idUSKCN21Y1HL
     
  7. mood

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    European Coronavirus App Platform Gains Traction With Governments
    April 17, 2020
    https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/17/technology/17reuters-health-coronavirus-europe-tech.html
     
  8. mood

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    ACLU wants COVID-19 tracking program loaded with privacy safeguards
    April 17, 2020
    https://www.cultofmac.com/703111/aclu-contact-tracing/
    ACLU: Apple and Google Announced a Coronavirus Tracking System. How Worried Should We Be?
     
  9. Krusty

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    Coronavirus: Government says mobile tracking app won’t be mandatory after all
    https://www.news.com.au/technology/...y/news-story/f2cacdf3ef3dbc844664ae9f648620cf

    We'll see. :cautious:
     
  10. mood

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    Coronavirus contact tracing apps are worse than useless – Schneier
    Cryptographer Bruce Schneier says the false positives and negatives ‘are too great’
    April 17, 2020

    https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/coronavirus-contact-tracing-apps-are-worse-than-useless-schneier
     
  11. hawki

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    "Coronavirus tracking apps meet resistance in privacy-conscious Europe

    BRUSSELS — European leaders anxious to reopen their societies are counting on mobile phone tracking technology to help keep the novel coronavirus in check, but they face a formidable obstacle: convincing their privacy-conscious citizens to use the tools...

    ...In Europe — especially in Germany and Austria, where memories of authoritarian government excesses from the last century linger — many people have little desire to adopt the voluntary technology their governments have begun to promote. The result may be a setback for the efforts of public health officials, who say a majority of a society needs to use the trackers for them to be most effective..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...def99e-7e53-11ea-84c2-0792d8591911_story.html
     
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    There are some interesting considerations of Moxie (developer of Signal) on Google/Apple joint effort, he posted on his twitter.
     
  13. Krusty

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    Government insists coronavirus tracing app will not track people's locations, says data will be stored on phones
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04...rus-tracing-app-wont-track-locations/12163756
     
  14. Krusty

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    Here's what you need to know about Australia's coronavirus tracking app
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-20/how-will-australia-coronavirus-tracking-app-work/12163736

     
  15. Krusty

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    I won't be downloading their app anyway, but...

    Here's one problem I see with the Australian app that they are proposing; I could be infected and visit an illegal party (or any public location / group gathering), cough all over the place and leave within 15 minutes and that won't be recorded, making their app useless.

    "Within 1.5 metres for 15 minutes or longer."

    I've read different tests about how long this virus can stay in the air and on surfaces, also making this app useless.
     
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    Rift opens over European coronavirus contact tracing apps
    April 20, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...oronavirus-contact-tracing-apps-idUSKBN2221U0
     
  17. mood

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    2 billion phones cannot use Google and Apple contact-tracing tech
    System developed by Silicon Valley relies on technology missing from older handsets
    April 20, 2020

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...t-use-google-and-apple-contract-tracing-tech/
     
  18. mood

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    Will COVID-19 Claim Privacy Among Its Victims?
    April 20, 2020
    https://slate.com/technology/2020/04/coronavirus-privacy-future-tense-event.html
     
  19. Krusty

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    Coronavirus tracing app given thumbs up by independent cyber security agency
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04...rts-security-coronavirus-tracing-app/12168136
     
  20. lucd

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    it happened in China, it will happen in other countries too, the gov got what it wanted, a desire born long before covid - it is obvious they can benefit from the situation and they did in some areas already (I am not saying that they did not suffer from it too), this was something unexpected that could benefit China and China's actual policy greatly, depends a lot on the virus itself and advances in medicine, how long this will last.
     
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  21. mood

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    Aarogya Setu not a magic tool; it breaches privacy
    It is universally recognised that crises like pandemics enable governments to increase surveillance
    April 21, 2020
    https://www.asianage.com/opinion/co...setu-not-a-magictool-it-breaches-privacy.html
     
  22. BriggsAndStratton

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    Apple particularly, but Google as well. They should be ashamed of themselves for getting involved with this.
     
  23. mood

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    Israel Suspends Cellphone-Tracking for Coronavirus Quarantine Enforcement
    April 23, 2020
    https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/202...reuters-health-coronavirus-israel-police.html
     
  24. mood

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    Coronavirus: France Asks For Easing Of Privacy For Covid-19 Tracing API
    April 22, 2020
    https://www.silicon.co.uk/workspace/coronavirus-france-easing-privacy-tracing-api-340555
     
  25. Krusty

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    Tracing apps can help halt coronavirus but most of us won’t cooperate unless everyone does
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04...gether-coronavirus-who-will-download/12175866
     
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