Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Andy Moss is currently a Visiting Professor at NYU Tandon teaching entrepreneurship and innovation as well developing the COR Methodology, an active advisor/mentor to startups and business leaders, and is a former Microsoft executive. Connor Spelliscy Contributor John Borthwick Contributor John Borthwick is the founder and CEO of betaworks, has been a leader and…

Contact-tracing app caught sharing location data with Foursquare

[ad_1] Contact-tracing apps are problematic, and that’s before they violate their own privacy policies.  The Care19 app, developed for the North Dakota Department of Health by developer ProudCrowd, was intended to assist health officials in their battle against coronavirus by logging users’ location data. In the process, according to a report released Thursday, it also…

Scammers send fake COVID-19 contact-tracing text messages

[ad_1] Image: ftc Matthew Humphries for PCMag 2020-05-21 18:11:31 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing most of us…

A passwordless server run by NSO Group sparks contact-tracing privacy concerns – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As countries work to reopen after weeks of lockdown, contact-tracing apps help to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain, COVID-19. While most governments lean toward privacy-focused apps that use Bluetooth signals to create an anonymous profile of a person’s whereabouts, others, like Israel, use location and cell phone data to track the…

Zoom gets busted, TikTok’s new record, contact tracing API launches – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App…

Apple and Google detail bold and ambitious plan to track COVID-19 at scale

[ad_1] Google In a bold and ambitious collaboration, Apple and Google are developing a smartphone platform that tries to track the spread of the novel coronavirus at scale and at the same time preserve the privacy of iOS and Android users who opt in to it. The cross-platform system will use the proximity capabilities built…