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‘Appathy in the UK’: 80% of Brits refuse to download Covid tracking apps

A new survey of nearly 2,000 people* in the UK from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security, has further thrown in to doubt the ability of the government to effectively track and trace pub and restaurant goers who come in to contact with the COVID-19 virus. Despite the British Government recommending that venues notify customers that they should order food
Publish At:2020-07-15 03:36 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Technology apps contact tracing covid-19

Brits are worried about the COVID-19 tracing app

Like many other countries, the UK government has announced plans for a COVID-19 tracing app to help limit the spread of the virus. An app is currently undergoing testing on the Isle of Wight before being rolled out to the rest of the country later this year. But even before the app goes live there are concerns that the project will fail. Helping reduce local
Publish At:2020-06-24 09:35 | Read:203 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology contact tracing covid-19

Norway suspends its COVID-19 contact tracing app due to privacy concerns

Norway’s health authorities announced the suspension of the design of a COVID-19 contact tracing app due to privacy concerns. In April, Norway launched its contact tracing app dubbed Smittestopp (“Infection stop”) to trace the diffusion of the COVID-19 in the country. A contact tracing app is a tool that could be used to contain new d
Publish At:2020-06-16 14:09 | Read:317 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Mobile contact tracing coronavirus

Lock and Code S1Ep8: Securely working from home (WFH) with John Donovan and Adam Kujawa

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to John Donovan, head of security at Malwarebytes, and Adam Kujawa, director of Malwarebtyes Labs, about securely working from home (WFH). With shelter-in-place orders now in full effect to prevent the spread o
Publish At:2020-06-08 13:10 | Read:237 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast cloud data breach contact tracing coronavirus data m

Contact Tracing: De-mystifying How an App Designed to Track People Can Ensure User Privacy and Security

Many governments in many countries around the world recognise that contact tracing plays a very important part to reduce the spread of the deadly disease, COVID-19. In this article, we take a look at the conventional method of contact tracking and comparing it against how technology helps contact tracing and its pro’s and con’s.Traditional contact tracing is
Publish At:2020-06-02 06:01 | Read:275 | Comments:0 | Tags:Healthcare Contact Tracing COVID-19 data privacy encryption

What to expect from the contact tracing app Care19?

Researchers are racing to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, but experts say the humanity is many months, and probably even a year, away from seeing vaccines becoming widely available. The global economy won’t survive that much time in strict quarantine, so governments are looking for ways to ease stay-at-home restrictions while continuing to fight the co
Publish At:2020-05-25 07:37 | Read:268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology apps care19 contact tracing

Woman stalked by sandwich server via her COVID-19 contact tracing info

byLisa VaasMayo? Mustard? Creep who takes your sandwich order plus the personal details you handed over for contact tracing?That’s not what I ordered, said a woman in Auckland, New Zealand, whose trip to a Subway fast-food shop led to a restaurant worker reaching out to pester her on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and via text.As the local news outlet
Publish At:2020-05-18 12:28 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Privacy Security threats breach contact tracing co

Mass surveillance alone will not save us from coronavirus

As the pattern-shattering truth of our new lives drains heavy—as coronavirus rends routines, raids our wellbeing, and whiplashes us between anxiety and fear—we should not look to mass digital surveillance to bring us back to normal. Already, governments have cast vast digital nets. South Koreans are tracked through GPS location history, credit card trans
Publish At:2020-04-15 18:12 | Read:1154 | Comments:0 | Tags:Opinion Apple Austria bluetooth Bluetooth contact tracing Bl

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