SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday it would start surveying some U.S. users about their health as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at generating “heat maps” of self-reported coronavirus infections.
In Canada, reports surfaced last week that the federal government has not ruled out using Canadians cell phone location data to track people's movements during the coronavirus epidemic.
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Ottawa’s medical officer of health, Vera Etches, noted that officials want to know if people are heeding safe-distance advice and suggested location data from phones could help; she later said there was no plan in place to use it.
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Provincial police spokesman Guy Lapointe told Montreal's La Presse on Friday that under the public health emergency, officers do not need a warrant signed by a judge to track people using geolocation.
U.S. carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile routinely receive Provide Subscriber Information (PSI) messages from foreign phone companies to help them track roaming costs for users on foreign cell plans traveling abroad.
As of Thursday the South African government can trace the movements of any South African cellphone user back as far as 5 March, in order to fight Covid-19.That movement data will go into a special database to identify anyone who may have had physical contact with a person known to be carrying the SARS-Cov-2 virus, for possible testing and quarantine.
"There’s only two developers left, and none of them are competent enough to keep up certain projects," a former Hacking Team and Memento Labs employee, who asked to remain anonymous to discuss internal issues, told Motherboard.
The home confinement of hundreds of millions of people worldwide to halt coronavirus contagion has presented intelligence services with a challenge: monitoring an explosion in internet traffic, above board and not, even as their own capacity is reduced.
After reading NSA files, I wouldn’t be surprised if NSA already hacked some of the big CAs. I don’t see what stops governments from issuing a subpoena for the CAs in their countries to sign a certificate so they could sniff the communication of whoever they want.
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The data comes from the mobile advertising industry, people familiar with the matter explained to the Wall Street Journal.The goal of the portal would be to help officials learn how COVID-19 is spreading across the United States.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has stated that no privacy laws are being breached – as long as there are safeguards.A potential new norm that is not good for privacy: Telecoms sharing “anonymized” location data with governments.
Cho Joo-bin, a 24-year-old man, hosted online rooms on encrypted messaging app Telegram, where users paid to see young girls perform demeaning sexual acts carried out under coercion, according to South Korean police.
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.
For example, Israel has implemented a system that involves the collection and use of cellphone location data to identify at-risk individuals, who may receive text messages warning that they need to self-quarantine.
While it’s perfectly fine for such an app to exist – especially as an alternative to using law enforcement man hours to physically check on at-risk quarantined patients, it would be a huge privacy concern if Poland decided to make every citizen download the COVID-19 selfie app.
7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media warns of Israel committing mass violations of digital rights, especially the right to privacy, under the pretext of managing the health crisis caused by the Coronavirus.
Both Speaker Pelosi’s ‘Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act’ and the ‘Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses, and Vulnerable Populations Act (H.R. 6321),’ introduced by Chairwoman Maxine Waters of Financial Services Committee, introduced these concepts today as a way of delivering the economic stimulus payments to U.S. citizens.
Poland on Friday released an app which requires people in quarantine for COVID-19 to periodically send selfies of themselves on request to prove they're sticking to their quarantine."People in quarantine have a choice: either receive unexpected visits from the police, or download this app," a spokesman for Poland's Digital Ministry told the AFP.
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Taiwan, which has won global praise for its effective action against the coronavirus, is rolling out a mobile phone-based “electronic fence” that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes.
Put them both on an usb stick, plug it into the NAS' front port and restart it with the whole procedure.If you still get an output on the serial port you might be able to unbrick the NAS with re-flashing the uboot image.
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