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As India enters an extended coronavirus lockdown, the government is actively pursuing contact tracing to help control infections. At the heart of the effort in the country of 1.3 billion people is a government-run smartphone app that critics say endangers civil liberties in how it uses location services and centralizes data collection.
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There has been no security breach in a Covid-19-tracking app that the Indian government has made a mandatory download for anyone stepping out of their homes to go to work, officials said on May 6.
Smartphone location data can tell if people stay home during the pandemic. Experts worry users are sacrificing privacy for safety.
The coronavirus outbreak has sparked a new use for data smartphones collect about users’ locations.
Indian authorities plan to make a contact-tracing mobile app mandatory for everything from taking public transit to going to work, raising concerns among digital rights experts about privacy and increased surveillance.
Covid-19 has killed more than 200,000 people and triggered a severe recession. Governments want to get people back to work, and a key part of this is contact-tracing technology that helps authorities track the virus and warn citizens who may be infected to stay home or get tested.
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Onetime Microsoft executive Jonathan Roberts knows that not all 3D-printed personal protective equipment being produced for the nation's coronavirus response is created equal.
Surveillance-tech companies have flourished in recent years as law enforcement and spy agencies around the world have sought new methods for countering adversaries.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone, they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite. By manually plugging the software into a suspect’s phone, police can break in and determine where the person has gone and whom he or she has met.
As most public Internet centres have been shut down due to the movement control order, it’s important for students to learn to manage their data.