Norway halts coronavirus app over privacy concerns

Norway halts coronavirus app over privacy concerns

The news: Norway is halting its coronavirus contact tracing app, Smittestopp, after criticism from the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, which said that the country’s low rate of infections meant that the app’s privacy invasions were no longer justified.

Israel spy agency must stop virus phone tracking: committee

Israel spy agency must stop virus phone tracking: committee

Israel's government must stop using its domestic security agency to tackle the novel coronavirus by tracking mobile phone data, the head of a parliamentary committee said Wednesday.

Everbridge CEO: We Can Play Critical Role in Covid-19 Contact Tracing

Everbridge CEO: We Can Play Critical Role in Covid-19 Contact Tracing

Everbridge's products are used by governments and companies to assess risks such as terrorism and cyber-attacks and determine which they need to worry about; locate assets, customers and others that could be harmed; provide automated "standard operating procedures" to manage and respond to problems; and analyze how past threats were handled to create a better response for the next ones that come along, according to the CEO.In response to Covid-19, Everbridge launched a coronavirus data feed, said Meredith.

Banjo had a contract to collect coronavirus data from Intermountain Healthcare

Banjo had a contract to collect coronavirus data from Intermountain Healthcare

The coronavirus data Intermountain agreed to provide aligns with information requested or required by the federal government from all hospitals, Cowley said.

NHS coronavirus app: memo discussed giving ministers power to 'de-anonymise' users

NHS coronavirus app: memo discussed giving ministers power to 'de-anonymise' users

A draft government memo explaining how the NHS contact-tracing app could stem the spread of the coronavirus said ministers might be given the ability to order “de-anonymisation” to identify people from their smartphones, the Guardian can reveal.

Three U.S. local governments to adopt coronavirus contact tracing app: MIT

Three U.S. local governments to adopt coronavirus contact tracing app: MIT

(Reuters) – Three U.S. local governments plan to sign deals this week to become the first to adopt a location tracking app aimed at preventing new outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-led project said Thursday.

Snowden warns: The surveillance states we’re creating now will outlast the coronavirus

Snowden warns: The surveillance states we’re creating now will outlast the coronavirus

Governments around the world are using high-tech surveillance measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak.“When we see emergency measures passed, particularly today, they tend to be sticky,” Snowden said in an interview with the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.