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Toronto, Canada is now using phone location data to track if people are congregating

13 days ago   |   By Privacy Online

This past Monday, Toronto Mayor Tory announced at a virtual TechTO meetup that the government has been receiving location data from wireless carriers and telecommunication companies in the area to show where people are still congregating and flouting social distancing - The Logic reports. Tory stated: “We had... the cellphone companies give us all...
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Poland's COVID-19 “selfie app” raises privacy questions - will everyone eventually be tracked?

13 days ago   |   By Privacy Online

People in Poland under a mandatory 14-day quarantine have an interesting way to prove that they are following the quarantine. Usually, such mandatory quarantines are checked on by local authorities with physical visits; however, the government there has now released an app that quarantined individuals can opt in to use instead. This app, called the...
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Coronavirus Tracking in Today's Surveillance Society

13 days ago   |   By TidBITS

Location tracking, facial recognition, and app-based tracking have become tools in fighting the spread of the SARS-COV 2 coronavirus. But will these uses start a conversation about how to safeguard personal privacy or result in it being further exploited? Read original article
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This COVID-19 symptom tracker helps identify coronavirus hotspots in the UK

This COVID-19 symptom tracker helps identify coronavirus hotspots in the UK

13 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

There are well-known ways to track the number of coronavirus cases around the globe using real-time dashboards on the web , but now there's an app that will let you not only track the spread of COVID-19 but also learn where the most-high risk areas in the UK and who is most at risk. UK researchers - a collaboration between researchers at King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals - have launched the app, called COVID Symptom Tracker , in an attempt to better understand the pandemic. Their hope is to collect and serve up real-time information about whether people in the UK are...
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Microsoft's CEO says Xbox Series X won't experience manufacturing issues amid COVID-19

Microsoft's CEO says Xbox Series X won't experience manufacturing issues amid COVID-19

13 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella says that the company's supply chain related to its upcoming 2020 hardware, including the Xbox Series X , Surface Neo and Surface Duo, is still on track for a fourth-quarter 2020 release.
During an interview with CNBC , Nadella said that “the supply chains are coming back. Right now, that's not our real issue.” That said, he did not confirm that its new devices would still be released in the fall, only stating that “we'll have to check back on it.”
Nadella cited Microsoft's recent production of work-from-home kits for its remote workers as evidence its...
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European mobile carriers will share location data to track COVID-19 spread

14 days ago   |   By Engadget

More governments are relying on phone location tracking in a bid to track and contain the spread of COVID-19. Eight European carriers, including Deutsche Telekom , Orange and Vodafone, have agreed to share phone location data with the Euro...
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Disney+ surpasses 50 million paid subscribers

Disney+ surpasses 50 million paid subscribers

Disney+ has hit 50 million paid subscribers globally, the company disclosed on Wednesday. This is impressive since it's only been five months since the initial launch. In the... Read more ...

COVID-19 Update: France Is Officially Working on ‘StopCOVID' Contact-Tracing...

COVID-19 Update: France Is Officially Working on ‘StopCOVID' Contact-Tracing App, Minister Says

France is officially working on 'StopCOVID' mobile app to slow down the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in the European country. French law, however, forbids individual... Read more ...

Netflix Parental Control UI Adds Pin Locking, Title Restrictions

Netflix Parental Control UI Adds Pin Locking, Title Restrictions

Netflix is now rolling out a series of changes to profile management, adding new parental locking mechanisms and restrictions for kids' profiles. Each of the new settings is... Read more ...

The OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro 5G prices have leaked and they aren't cheap

The OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro 5G prices have leaked and they aren't cheap

OnePlus 8 The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are going official in just six days. Virtually everything about the devices is already known thanks to several major leaks, but today... Read more ...

Google Will Enforce Seamless Updates From Android 11 Forward

Google Will Enforce Seamless Updates From Android 11 Forward

Google will be forcing Samsung and other OEMs to provide users with seamless updates starting with Android 11. That's thanks to a policy change that the company is reportedly... Read more ...

Apple iPhone deal alert: price cuts on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR and iPhone 8

Apple iPhone deal alert: price cuts on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR and iPhone 8

Apple's iPhone sale is a fantastic opportunity to score deals on the iPhone lineup which include the all-new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR and iPhone 8. For a limited time, you can... Read more ...

Archeologists discover pottery from London's earliest farmers

Archeologists discover pottery from London's earliest farmers

One of the most significant discoveries of Early Neolithic pottery ever uncovered in London has now been proven to be 5,500 years old Although archeological finds of pottery... Read more ...

Season 2 of Amazon Prime Video's ‘Homecoming' starring Janelle Monáe is...

Season 2 of Amazon Prime Video's ‘Homecoming' starring Janelle Monáe is coming soon

If you were a fan of Sam Esmail's Homecoming TV show on Amazon's Prime Video, get excited because the first trailer for season two just dropped. First up, the show now stars... Read more ...

Twitter removes option to stop sharing data with advertisers

Twitter removes option to stop sharing data with advertisers

Twitter has removed an option from its mobile app that allowed users to opt out from sharing specific information with advertisers. This privacy setting used to allow users to... Read more ...

Apple Deals: Discounts on AirPods, iPad, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro

Apple Deals: Discounts on AirPods, iPad, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro

Save up to $200 when you get the Apple AirPods, iPad 10.2, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro at Best Buy and B&H Photo Video today. Read more ...