Tag: covid-19-apps

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www.science.org > Susan Landau
Digital exposure tools: Design for privacy, efficacy, and equity
10 sep. 2021 - Use of smartphone-based digital contact- tracing apps has shown promise in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. But such apps can reveal very personal information; thus, their use raises important societal questions, not just during the current pandemic but as we learn and prepare for other inevitable outbreaks ahead. Can privacy-protective versions of such apps work? Are they efficacious? Because the apps influence who is notified of exposure and who gets tested—and possibly treated—we need to consider the apps in the context of health care equity. Exposure-notification apps are predicated on the assumption that if someone is informed of exposure, they will follow instructions to isolate. Such an expectation fails to take into account that isolation—and sometimes even seeking care when ill—is much harder for some populations than others. If apps are to work for all, and not make this worse for disadvantaged populations, there needs to be basic social infrastructure that supports testing, contact tracing, and isolation.
 · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · not-read

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

blog.xot.nl > Jaap-Henk Hoepman
CoronaCheck? Normaliseer geen noodmaatregelen.
10 mar. 2021 - Minster de Jonge heeft zijn troeven gezet op een nieuwe gadget: de CoronaCheck app op de smartphone. Met deze app kunnen mensen aantonen dat ze onlangs negatief getest zijn. In de toekomst wordt deze groep uitgebreid met mensen die gevaccineerd zijn (als inderdaad blijkt dat ook deze mensen niet langer het virus kunnen doorgeven). Het kabinet wil mensen die een ‘groen vinkje’ op de app kunnen laten zien toelaten tot niet-essentiële plekken, zoals evenementen, concerten of musea. Een soort van ‘inchecken’ met een coronapaspoort zeg maar. (Onduidelijk is of alleen de toegang tot sport of cultuur aldus beperkt wordt, of dat ook economische activiteiten als winkelen of horeca-bezoek als niet essentieel worden gezien… Daarnaast is onduidelijk of werkgevers een dergelijk eis aan hun werknemers mogen opleggen. Het wachten is op een aangekondigde wet.(Zie naschrift.)
 · covid-19 · covid-19-apps · identification · netherlands · solidarity · vaccine-passports

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

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

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

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
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