Author: Morgan Meaker

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decorrespondent.nl > Dimitri Tokmetzis, Laís Martins and Morgan Meaker
De balans na een jaar coronatech: een paar privacyschandalen en vooral veel veiligheidstheater
26 apr. 2021 - Corona was voor veel landen een excuus om slimme drones, robots en warmtecamera’s van stal te halen. Maar wat heeft al die technologie opgeleverd? Wij verzamelden alle surveillancemaatregelen en zagen: veel ervan is voor de bühne, privacy komt soms in het geding en er zit nogal wat ongelijkheid in wie er in de gaten wordt gehouden.
 · apple · china · colombia · contact-tracing · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · drones · facial-recognition · google · india · inequality · privacy · proctoring · robots · singapore · south-korea · surveillance

decorrespondent.nl > Dimitri Tokmetzis, Laís Martins and Morgan Meaker
Task failed succesfully. Hoe corona-apps toch nog nuttig bleken te zijn
12 apr. 2021 - De theorie was simpel: corona-apps waarschuwen gebruikers als ze met besmette personen in contact zijn gekomen. In de praktijk stonden ruziënde techneuten, wantrouwende cryptografen, boze overheden, natuurkundige wetten en onverschillige burgers in de weg. 
 · apple · china · contact-tracing · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · cryptography · false-positives · google · japan · netherlands · privacy · singapore · solutionism

thecorrespondent.com > Morgan Meaker
Coronavirus is putting Europe’s privacy protectors front and center – and they’re coming up short
1 oct. 2020 - Many European countries have introduced apps to keep tabs on citizens’ health during Covid-19 through tracking. But this sudden need to collect information – brought about by the pandemic – means that local data protection regulators aren’t prepared for the influx of data. To ensure our information is used accurately and for good reason, data protections need to be centralized and well-funded.
 · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · data-protection · eu · gdpr · surveillance

thecorrespondent.com > Felix Light, Francesca Musiani, Jenny Lee and Morgan Meaker
Why is Covid-19 surveillance tech welcomed in some countries but rejected in others?
17 sep. 2020 - Moscow’s high-tech battle against the pandemic turned into a public health disaster, but there was no protest. In France, there was widespread resistance to coronavirus tracking tech, but South Koreans gave up some privacy to prevent widespread lockdown. Why do some countries reject corona surveillance tech more than others?
 · collectivism · corruption · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · drones · facial-recognition · france · gay-rights · mers · privacy · resistance · russia · smart-cities · south-korea · surveillance

thecorrespondent.com > Annie Philip, Jacqueline Fowks, Layli Foroudi and Morgan Meaker
The pandemic will end. But in India, Tunisia and Peru, there are signs the surveillance will not
3 sep. 2020 - In India, judges make downloading a coronavirus app mandatory for suspects released on bail, Tunisia has a long history of government surveillance and in Peru, a survey system slurps personal data. In all three countries, writers fear Covid-19 surveillance could outlive the virus.
 · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · data-protection · identification · india · peru · surveillance · telecoms · tunesia

thecorrespondent.com > Laís Martins, Morgan Meaker, Oarabile Mudongo and Yohtaro Hamada
From Japan to Brazil and South Africa: how countries’ ‘data cultures’ shape their response to coronavirus
12 aug. 2020 - As part of The Correspondent’s Track(ed) Together project, writers from around the world tell us how their countries’ ‘data culture’ affects the local response to surveillance initiatives designed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
 · brasil · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · inequality · japan · privacy · second-world-war · south-africa · surveillance

thecorrespondent.com > Morgan Meaker
The original Big Tech is working closer than ever with governments to combat coronavirus – with no scrutiny
5 aug. 2020 - Telecom companies are at the core of the world’s communication universe. Since the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve been passing even more sensitive data to governments. It’s time they were held as accountable as Google and Facebook.
 · contact-tracing · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · data-retention · internet-shutdowns · israel · location · shin-bet · snowden-disclosures · surveillance · telecoms · transparency · whistleblowing

thecorrespondent.com > Morgan Meaker
The eerie similarities between protest and pandemic tracking
3 aug. 2020 - Morgan here, again. In this edition of the Track(ed) Together newsletter, I’m thinking about the US city of Portland, where the surveillance tech deployed against anti-racism protesters has some sinister similarities with the tools used to curb the coronavirus. Read on to find out why and learn about one man’s proposal to ring-fence some of the most personal areas of our lives from artificial intelligence.
 · covid-19 · drones · facial-recognition · freedom-of-protest · surveillance

thecorrespondent.com > Morgan Meaker
African countries’ growing app-etite for coronavirus apps gets mixed results
20 jul. 2020 - Hi. Morgan here. In these weekly updates, I’ve examined how surveillance tech has been used to respond to the coronavirus worldwide; from the use of drones in North Africa to health code apps in Asia. But one region this newsletter is yet to discuss is sub-Saharan Africa. The virus rate there has lagged behind other regions, and so has the tech. But as countries like Botswana and Nigeria are demonstrating, that is changing.
 · botswana · covid-19-apps · data-protection · nigeria