Tag: covid-19

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decorrespondent.nl > Ruben Mersch
Coronavaccins zijn te belangrijk om aan een handvol farmaceuten over te laten
26 feb. 2021 - Zo snel mogelijk iedereen vaccineren. Dat is de enige uitweg uit de coronacrisis. Maar vanwege internationale patentwetten worden er veel minder vaccins geproduceerd dan zou kunnen. De volksgezondheid zou zwaarder moeten wegen dan de belangen van een handvol farmaceuten.
 · big-pharma · brazil · covid-19 · healthcare · hiv-aids · india · intellectual-property · patents · public-goods · south-africa · united-states · vaccination

www.youtube.com > Lisa Nakamura and Philip Howard
Understanding Digital Racism After COVID-19
12 nov. 2020 - The Oxford Internet Institute hosts Lisa Nakamura, Director Digital Studies Institute, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Nakamura is the founding Director of the Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan, and a writer focusing on digital media, race, and gender.
 · covid-19 · not-read · racist-technology · social-media

www.flaironline.nl > Valerie van der Meer
Opgebiecht: ‘Door de coronamelder ontdekte ik dat mijn vriend was vreemdgegaan’
24 jan. 2021 - Iris (33): “Vreemdgaan is voor mij altijd een no-go area geweest. Ik zal het nooit doen en ik verwacht dat mijn vriend het ook niet doet. Wat is een relatie anders waard? Anderhalf jaar was ik samen met Bram. Ik dacht dat hij het beste was wat me ooit was overkomen, maar door een melding van de corona-app ontdekte ik dat Bram dat gevoel niet bij mij had…”
 · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · privacy

www.propublica.org > Ariana Tobin, Justin Elliott and Ken Armstrong
Meet the Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You
2 oct. 2020 - Arise Virtual Solutions, part of the secretive world of work-at-home customer service, helps large corporations shed costs at the expense of workers. Now the pandemic is creating a boom in the industry.
 · airbnb · arise · at-and-t · black-struggle · comcast · covid-19 · disney · gig-economy · harassment · intuit · labour-rights · sexual-violence

www.iisd.org > Paola Bettelli
What the World Learned Setting Development Goals
29 jan. 2021 - The Millennium Development Goals taught us that having a measurement framework for development promotes monitoring and increases accountability. Despite the world being "off track" to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, they may offer the best option to coordinate a global response to COVID-19, reduce the worst impacts, and “build back better.”
 · covid-19 · not-read · sustainable-development-goals

bijnaderinzien.com > Savriel Dillingh
Wat betekent solidariteit tijdens de coronacrisis?
19 jan. 2021 - De kans is groot dat onze volksvertegenwoordigers zich tijdens de volgende persconferentie wederom zullen beroepen op solidariteit. “Beste mensen,” zal Hugo de Jonge zeggen, “we moeten het écht samen doen.” Hij herhaalde het op 3 november tot tweemaal toe. En hij zei ook: “De maatregelen die we vandaag extra nemen, die nemen we met een goede reden. Uit solidariteit met mensen die werken in de zorg. Uit solidariteit met de mensen die zorg nodig hebben. En ook uit solidariteit met de mensen die juist geraakt worden door de maatregelen die noodzakelijk zijn.” Het woord is onderhand een welbekend stijlfiguur in de persconferenties op dinsdagavond. Maar wat betekent solidariteit voor dit kabinet en, misschien belangrijker, waarom lijkt dit pleidooi steeds minder gehoor te vinden bij zoveel Nederlanders?
 · covid-19 · not-read · solidarity

www.groene.nl > Belia Heilbron, Emiel Woutersen, Karlijn Kuijpers and Thomas Muntz
Door een gebrek aan visie en regie bij VWS tuimelde Nederland onvoorbereid de tweede golf in
16 dec. 2020 - Het ministerie van VWS dat Nederland door de coronacrisis moet leiden, had ook na de eerste golf geen visie, geen regie, geen plan. Terwijl zorgorganisaties smeekten om sturing was VWS afwezig en tuimelden we onvoorbereid de tweede golf in. ‘Je hebt een overheid nodig die knopen durft door te hakken.’
 · covid-19 · decentralization · netherlands

www.volkskrant.nl > Charlotte Huisman and Michiel van der Geest
Vanwege privacywet weet werkgever straks niet welke werknemer coronaprik heeft gehad
21 dec. 2020 - Voor de veiligheid van hun meest kwetsbare cliënten willen werkgevers in de ouderen- en gehandicaptenzorg het straks graag weten: wie van hun werknemers heeft zich laten vaccineren en wie niet? Maar grote kans dat ze dat ze daar geen volledig overzicht over krijgen.
 · covid-19 · data-protection · privacy · vaccination · workplace-surveillance

www.eff.org > Alexis Hancock and Hayley Tsukayama
Vaccine Passports: A Stamp of Inequity
16 dec. 2020 - A COVID vaccine has been approved and vaccinations have begun. With them have come proposals of ways to prove you have been vaccinated, based on the presumption that vaccination renders a person immune and unable to spread the virus. The latter is unclear. It also raises digital rights concerns, particularly if you look at the history of healthcare access, and consider how it maps onto current proposals to digitize and streamline “vaccination passports” for travel.
 · covid-19 · inequality · vaccination

www.youtube.com
Understanding Digital Racism After COVID-19
12 nov. 2020 - The Oxford Internet Institute hosts Lisa Nakamura, Director Digital Studies Institute, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Nakamura is the founding Director of the Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan, and a writer focusing on digital media, race, and gender. 'We are living in an open-ended crisis with two faces: unexpected accelerated digital adoption and an impassioned and invigorated racial justice movement. These two vast and overlapping cultural transitions require new inquiry into the entangled and intensified dialogue between race and digital technology after COVID. My project analyzes digital racial practices on Facebook, Twitter, Zoom, and TikTok while we are in the midst of a technological and racialized cultural breaking point, both to speak from within the crisis and to leave a record for those who come after us. How to Understand Digital Racism After COVID-19 contains three parts: Methods, Objects, and Making, designed to provide humanists and critical social scientists from diverse disciplines or experience levels with pragmatic and easy to use tools and methods for accelerated critical analyses of the digital racial pandemic.'
 · black-struggle · covid-19 · not-read · racist-technology · social-media

www.eff.org > Rory Mir
End University Mandates for COVID Tech
16 nov. 2020 - Since the COVID-19 crisis began, many universities have looked to novel technologies to assist their efforts to retain in-person operations. Most prominent are untested contact tracing and notification applications or devices. While universities must commit to public health, too often these programs invade privacy and lack transparency. To make matters worse, some universities mandate these technologies for students, faculty, staff, and even visitors. As we’ve stated before, forcing people to install COVID-related technology on their personal devices is the wrong call.
 · covid-19 · educational-surveillance · not-read

english.elpais.com > Javier Salas and Mariano Zafra
A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air
28 oct. 2020 - The coronavirus is spread through the air, especially in indoor spaces. While it is not as infectious as measles, scientists now openly acknowledge the role played by the transmission of aerosols – tiny contagious particles exhaled by an infected person that remain suspended in the air of an indoor environment. How does the transmission work? And, more importantly, how can we stop it?
 · covid-19

www.nrc.nl > Tommy Wieringa
Volk van buiten
17 oct. 2020 - Een crisis zonder verantwoordelijke is voor veel mensen ondraaglijk. Er wordt een ontlading verlangd, zoals een orgasme bij seks; opgehoopte energie die een uitweg zoekt. Als water kiest de roep om een schuldige de weg van de minste weerstand. De geschiedenis wijst uit dat onschuldigen de best gekwalificeerde slachtoffers zijn om de woede op te koelen. Door een schuldige aan te wijzen wordt het onwrikbare patroon van oorzaak en gevolg hersteld, we hoeven niet langer verloren rond te spartelen in een poel van willekeur en betekenisloosheid.
 · covid-19 · inequality · islamophobia · netherlands

www.microcovid.org
microCOVID Project
A calculator for building intuition about COVID risk. We used published research to estimate the risk level of various activities in microCOVIDs. 1 microCOVID is a one-in-a-million chance of getting COVID. We hope you'll use this tool to make safer choices.
 · covid-19 · risk

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

www.groene.nl > Coen van de Ven and Rosa van Gool
Tijdens de coronacrisis zwepen rechts-radicalen, antivaxxers en hippe influencers elkaar op
14 sep. 2020 - Met het uitbreken van corona brak ook een infodemie uit. Complotdenkers van de oude stempel smelten online samen met hippe influencers met een miljoenenbereik, blijkt uit onderzoek samen met de Utrecht Data School. Er is maar één superspreader nodig om een lawine van complotten te laten voortdenderen.
 · anti-vac · conspiracy-thinking · covid-19 · instagram · journalism · misinformation · twitter

decorrespondent.nl > Dimitri Tokmetzis
Sociale media verwijderen elk jaar miljoenen schokkende video’s. Maar daarmee gaat ook cruciaal bewijs verloren
18 sep. 2020 - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube en andere sociale media verwijderen steeds meer gewelddadige, haatzaaiende en misleidende content van hun platforms. Maar daarmee vernietigen ze ook cruciaal bewijs voor ernstige misdrijven. Is daar een oplossing voor te vinden?
 · bellingcat · content-moderation · covid-19 · disinformation · evidence · facebook · human-rights · myanmar · open-source-journalism · social-media · syrian-archive · youtube

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

www.eff.org > Kurt Opsahl
What the *, Nintendo? This in-game censorship is * terrible.
16 sep. 2020 - While many are staying at home and escaping into virtual worlds, it's natural to discuss what's going on in the physical world. But Nintendo is shutting down those conversations with its latest Switch system update (Sep. 14, 2020) by adding new terms like COVID, coronavirus and ACAB to its censorship list for usernames, in-game messages, and search terms for in-game custom designs (but not the designs themselves).
 · censorship · covid-19 · freedom-of-speech · gaming · nintendo

www.nybooks.com > Jerome Groopman
Lessons from the Worst Years of AIDS
24 sep. 2020 - In the summer of 1982, as a young oncologist at the University of California at Los Angeles, I developed a hacking cough, fever, and loss of appetite. After a few weeks the symptoms did not abate, and I contacted my internist, who ordered a chest X-ray and blood tests. The X-ray showed a patchy pneumonia, and the blood tests an inflamed liver. I underwent more extensive testing, but no diagnosis could be made. I feared that I had AIDS.
 · conspiracy-thinking · covid-19 · gay-rights · hiv-aids

www.eff.org > Katitza Rodriguez and Svea Windwehr
Workplace Surveillance in Times of Corona
10 sep. 2020 - With numbers of COVID-19 infections soaring again in the United States and around the world, we have to learn how to manage its long-term ramifications for our economies. As people adjust to minimizing the risk of infections in everyday settings, one critical context is work. Even though millions have shifted to working from home during the past months, remote work is not possible for every industry. While the pandemic has had a critical disruptive effect on work and employment virtually everywhere in the world, it has not affected everyone in the same ways. The International Labor Organization notes that the current crisis significantly affects women, workers in precarious situations who lack access to health care or limited social security benefits, and informal workers, who work jobs that are not taxed or registered by the government. In Latin America, 60% of workers are considered informal, with 58% of informal workers living in economic vulnerability on 13 U.S. dollars or less per day or in poverty on less than 5.5 U.S. dollars per day. Many have no choice but to work outside the home. This can involve putting their health and livelihoods on the line, especially in countries with insufficient public health care or unemployment programs.
 · covid-19 · gdpr · location · privacy · unions · workplace-surveillance

www.eff.org > Gennie Gebhart
COVID-19 Tracking Technology Will Not Save Us
3 sep. 2020 - Technology may be part of the solution to stopping the spread of COVID-19, but apps alone will not save us. As more states develop COVID exposure notification apps, institutions and the people they serve should remain skeptical and remember the bigger picture. This is still experimental, unproven technology, both in terms of how it works under the hood and how humans will interact with it. And even the best-designed app will be no substitute for public health basics like widespread testing and interview-based contact tracing.
 · covid-19 · covid-19-apps

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

www.tonybates.ca > Tony Bates
Lessons from Stanford University's move to remote learning
30 aug. 2020 - Stanford University received responses from 6,000 of their students (response rate just under 40%) to identify the main obstacles students encountered during the spring quarter, when it moved its classes to remote learning. The article describes not only the main issues that needed to be addressed as a result of the survey responses, but the steps it has taken to mitigate these for the upcoming fall quarter (semester), since undergraduates will not be on campus in the fall. Although Stanford is not a typical university – through its endowments, it is one of the wealthiest universities in the world – there are nevertheless important lessons for the fall semester that will apply to many other higher education institutions.
 · covid-19 · online-education · project-iis

www.thephilosopher1923.org > Santiago Zabala
Disruptive Innovation Will Not Solve The Pandemic
This pandemic is closer to a disruption than a crisis or emergency. While all three refer to unexpected and dangerous events requiring immediate action not all involve a rupture. Crises and emergencies have become chronic conditions in finance and politics. This is why we prepare for them through financial contingency plans, safety drills, and disseminating information for the public. These, according to some political scientists, can also socialize people into better democratic habits and attitudes. Disruptions, by contrast, are meant to tear apart our existence. To take a prominent contemporary example, think of the industries that Uber and Amazon have disrupted by offering cheaper services and products.
 · covid-19 · disruption · enlightenment · growth · innovation · innovators-dilemma · nihilism · philosophy

www.nybooks.com > Michael Pollan
The Sickness in Our Food Supply
12 may. 2020 - “Only when the tide goes out,” Warren Buffett observed, “do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” For our society, the Covid-19 pandemic represents an ebb tide of historic proportions, one that is laying bare vulnerabilities and inequities that in normal times have gone undiscovered. Nowhere is this more evident than in the American food system. A series of shocks has exposed weak links in our food chain that threaten to leave grocery shelves as patchy and unpredictable as those in the former Soviet bloc. The very system that made possible the bounty of the American supermarket—its vaunted efficiency and ability to “pile it high and sell it cheap”—suddenly seems questionable, if not misguided. But the problems the novel coronavirus has revealed are not limited to the way we produce and distribute food.
 · animal-rights · bio-industry · covid-19 · food · going-local · united-states

www.nybooks.com > Darryl Pinckney
‘We Must Act Out Our Freedom’
20 aug. 2020 - I will look for you in the stories of new kings. Juneteenth isn’t mentioned in the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois or Carter Woodson, the founder of The Journal of Negro History. I haven’t yet come across a description of the first Juneteenth celebrations equivalent to Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s report of the ceremonies for the Emancipation Proclamation as it was read aloud on Port Royal Island, South Carolina, on New Year’s Day, 1863. Black troops, white commanders, white clergymen, white women schoolteachers, black women schoolteachers, and the formerly enslaved turned resisters gathered at the sober campground to ratify in their hearts the next covenant of the Republic.
 · black-struggle · covid-19 · inequality · police-violence · reparations · slavery · united-states

www.nrc.nl > Marcel van Roosmalen
Een heerlijk beroep
1 may. 2020 - Gisteren belde mijn tandarts, hij heet Auw, wat ik voor een tandarts een prachtige naam vind. Hij is een geweldige tandarts, maar dat doet er niet toe, hij vormde slechts de aanleiding voor dit stukje. Hij had een gat in de planning. Kon ik komen? Want ja, ze draaiden weer. Natuurlijk draaien ze weer.
 · covid-19 · dentistry · funny

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

www.nybooks.com > Bill McKibben
130 Degrees
20 aug. 2020 - The upheaval caused by Covid-19 is a harbinger of global warming. Because humans have fundamentally altered the physical workings of planet Earth, this is going to be a century of crises, many of them more dangerous than what we’re living through now. The main question is whether we’ll be able to hold the rise in temperature to a point where we can, at great expense and suffering, deal with those crises coherently, or whether they will overwhelm the coping abilities of our civilization.
 · climate-change · covid-19

jeffreymoro.com > Jeffrey Moro
On Refusal
10 aug. 2020 - Every academic’s favorite short story is Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener.” Or at least, every academic’s favorite line is that famous one from “Bartleby”: “I would prefer not to.” Sure, Bartleby is probably clinically depressed (I’m not the hugest fan of psychoanalytical literary analysis but this one seems pretty straightforward), but in those five words Melville concretizes one of the great desires of all those who struggle under wage labor: the desire to simply not.
 · covid-19 · learning · online-education · project-iis · resistance

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

www.newsweek.com > Tanya O’Carroll
The Pandemic Could Obliterate a Last Frontier in Our Privacy: Our Biological Selves
14 jul. 2020 - The world of biotech was already blossoming before murmurings of an untreatable mystery virus started to circulate at the end of last year. There are now countless companies offering everything from personalized fitness plans based on your genes to dietary advice based on the bacteria in your gut. These companies and the VC firms that back them believe there is a huge, untapped market for selling AI-driven insights based on health data. Big Tech also wants in.
 · covid-19 · palantir · privacy · surveillance-capitalism

bijnaderinzien.com > Govert den Hartogh
De prijs van een leven
15 jul. 2020 - Tijdens de explosie van COVID-19-besmettingen in maart en april van dit jaar leek het er even op dat de IC-afdelingen niet meer iedere patiënt zouden kunnen behandelen voor wie behandeling zinvol was. Die situatie zou zich in het vervolg van de pandemie nog steeds kunnen voordoen, hoewel op het ogenblik verwacht wordt dat die op lokaal niveau beheersbaar zal blijven…
 · covid-19 · ethics · price-of-life · triage

www.forbes.com > Thomas Brewster
Inside America’s Secretive $2 Billion Research Hub Collecting Fingerprints From Facebook, Hacking Smartwatches And Fighting Covid-19
13 jul. 2020 - Mitre Corp runs some of the U.S. government's most hush-hush science and tech labs. The cloak-and-dagger R&D shop might just be the most important organization you've never heard of.
 · biometrics · covid-19 · cybersecurity · facebook · facial-recognition · fbi · fingerprinting · hacking · mitre-corp · smartwatches · twitter · united-states