COVID-19 Could Provide Cover for Surveillance Expansion

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    Apple and Google will release COVID-19 contact-tracing tools next week
    France's own COVID-19 tracking app will arrive in mid-May
    April 23, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/tim-cook-eu-google-apple-api-130642940.html
     
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    Australia's coronavirus tracing app's data storage contract goes offshore to Amazon
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    Connecticut town drops drone program to combat COVID-19 spread over privacy concerns
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    Global Surveillance in the Wake of COVID-19
    April 24, 2020
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/04/global_surveill.html
    OneZero: We Mapped How the Coronavirus Is Driving New Surveillance Programs Around the World
     
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    "Apple, Google Boost Privacy Protections for Contact-Tracing Tool

    Apple Inc. and Google said that they are putting stronger privacy protections in their upcoming contact-tracing tool for Covid-19 and that an early version will launch for developers next week.

    The technology companies said the system’s tracking keys will be generated in more random ways, and that Bluetooth data will now be encrypted, making it more difficult for specific users to be identified by hackers..."

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...rce=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business
     
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    NHS says its contact tracing app will be transparent
    April 24, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/nhs-says-its-contact-tracing-app-will-be-transparent
     
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    Belgian port to test virus bracelets amid tech tracing fears
    April 23, 2020
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    Apple and Google pledge to shut down coronavirus tracker when pandemic ends
    The companies released more details on their ambitious public health project
    April 24, 2020

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/24/...acing-tracker-exposure-notification-shut-down
     
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    Coronavirus tracing app COVIDSafe released by Government to halt spread of COVID-19 in Australia
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04...idsafe-australia-government-covid-19/12186130
     
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    Germany flips on smartphone contact tracing, backs Apple and Google
    April 26, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-europe-tech-idUSKCN22807J
     
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    Are Schools Forcing Students To Install Spyware That Invades Their Privacy As A Result Of The Coronavirus Lockdown?
    April 24, 2020
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/seanla...ult-of-the-coronavirus-lockdown/#726a6d47638d
     
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    Public health surveillance in India: A question of an individual’s liberty and privacy amid a pandemic
    April 25, 2020
    https://theleaflet.in/public-health...ividuals-liberty-and-privacy-amid-a-pandemic/
     
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    "Chinese Company Suspected of Spying on U.S. Citizens Donates Police Drones to 22 States

    Chinese company Da Jiang Innovations, the world’s largest maker of drones, has donated drones to 43 law enforcement agencies operating in 22 U.S. states to enforce social distancing rules...

    In 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned in a memo that DJI was 'selectively targeting government and privately owned entities within these sectors to expand its ability to collect and exploit sensitive U.S. data.'

    The Interior Department in 2019 grounded its entire fleet of DJI-manufactured drones, which had been used to surveil U.S. land, due to concerns that China was using the drones to gather data on critical U.S. infrastructure..."

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    Israel's top court says government must legislate COVID-19 phone-tracking
    April 27, 2020
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    Companies bet on AI cameras to track social distancing, limit liability
    April 27, 2020
    https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/foc...-social-distancing-limit-liability-2020-04-27
     
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    Survey: 4 in 5 Americans Worried Pandemic Will Encourage Government Surveillance
    April 27, 2020
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    Australian Government coronavirus tracing app data held by Amazon may not be protected from US subpoena
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04...p-data-may-not-be-protected-from-usa/12189372
     
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    Australia has COVIDSafe. Here is how other countries are using contact tracing apps in the fight against coronavirus
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04...ontact-tracing-apps-around-the-world/12189438
     
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    Federal Police investigate hoax targeting users of COVIDSafe coronavirus app
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-28/fake-text-warning-for-coronavirus-app/12193048
     
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    Special Report: Cyber-intel firms pitch governments on spy tools to trace coronavirus
    April 28, 2020
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    Will the Government's coronavirus app COVIDSafe keep your data secure? Here's what the experts say
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/science...ing-app-coronavirus-privacy-security/12186044
     
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    Desperate To Identify People Staying At Home, Biometric Industry Holds "Festival Of Identity Webinar"
    April 28, 2020
    https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2020/04/desperate-to-identify-people-staying-at.html
     
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    "Most Americans are not willing or able to use an app tracking coronavirus infections...

    Nearly 3 in 5 Americans say they are either unable or unwilling to use the infection-alert system under development by Google and Apple, suggesting a steep climb to win enough adoption of the technology to make it effective against the coronavirus pandemic, a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll finds..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...s-thats-problem-big-techs-plan-slow-pandemic/
     
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    A 'pandemic drone' and other technology could help limit the spread of coronavirus and ease restrictions sooner, but at what cost?
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05...could-beat-coronavirus-but-at-a-cost/12201552
     
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