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Singapore to Give All Residents Wearables for Contact Tracing
Contact Tracing
Public Health
Singapore to Give All Residents Wearables for Contact Tracing
Singapore is testing the ability of wearables for contact tracing to prevent an increase in coronavirus infections as it lifts lockdown restrictions.
June 5, 2020

Singapore is testing the ability of wearables for contact tracing to prevent an increase in coronavirus infections as it lifts lockdown restrictions.

Public Health
Apple and Google Join Forces on Coronavirus Tracking Project
Coronavirus Tracking Project
Public Health
Apple and Google Join Forces on Coronavirus Tracking Project
Apple and Google are collaborating on a coronavirus tracking project they hope will eliminate the privacy concerns surrounding contact-tracing apps.
April 13, 2020

Apple and Google are collaborating on a coronavirus tracking project they hope will eliminate the privacy concerns surrounding contact-tracing apps.

Public Health
Contact-Tracing Apps Could Help End Coronavirus Lockdown
Contact-Tracing Apps
Public Health
Contact-Tracing Apps Could Help End Coronavirus Lockdown
A new University of Oxford study found that contact-tracing apps could help bring the coronavirus pandemic to an end without violating citizens' rights.
April 7, 2020

A new University of Oxford study found that contact-tracing apps could help bring the coronavirus pandemic to an end without violating citizens' rights.

Public Health
New App Uses Location Data to Track the Coronavirus
track the coronavirus
Public Health
New App Uses Location Data to Track the Coronavirus
Researchers from MIT and Harvard have created a smartphone app to track the coronavirus, and it puts a premium on user privacy.
March 25, 2020

Researchers from MIT and Harvard have created a smartphone app to track the coronavirus, and it puts a premium on user privacy.

AI & Privacy
Hey Alexa, Quit Eavesdropping!
audio jammer
AI & Privacy
Hey Alexa, Quit Eavesdropping!
Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed an ultrasonic audio jammer that doubles as a fashion accessory.
March 16, 2020

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed an ultrasonic audio jammer that doubles as a fashion accessory.

Surveillance
The Anti-Facial Recognition Fashion Statement
anti-facial recognition
Surveillance
The Anti-Facial Recognition Fashion Statement
These designers are trying to outsmart surveillance systems with anti-facial recognition makeup, glasses, and clothing. Can they help us go incognito?
February 14, 2020

These designers are trying to outsmart surveillance systems with anti-facial recognition makeup, glasses, and clothing. Can they help us go incognito?

State of Surveillance
New Tech Can See Through Walls and ID People by the Way They Walk
gait recognition
State of Surveillance
New Tech Can See Through Walls and ID People by the Way They Walk
A California-based lab is using gait recognition and radio frequency to create a surveillance system that can see behind walls.
December 9, 2019

A California-based lab is using gait recognition and radio frequency to create a surveillance system that can see behind walls.

Surveillance
Send Messages and Use Apps Without the Internet
Send Messages and Use Apps Without the Internet
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Surveillance
Send Messages and Use Apps Without the Internet
Sending texts and using apps without the internet isn’t magic. It’s very real. And it could be a game-changer for those that need it most. Here’s why…
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March 30, 2017

Millions of mobile users are coming online across the developing world. And yet, in many places, internet service remains slow and data can be expensive. The FireChat app is working to solve this problem. Users can create small, peer-to-peer networks within 200 feet of each other, and the more individuals on the network, the better it becomes. While traditional cell networks are slowed down and interrupted by overuse,...

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How an Exiled Cryptographer is Protecting Journalists in His Native Ethiopia
How an Exiled Cryptographer is Protecting Journalists in His Native Ethiopia
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How an Exiled Cryptographer is Protecting Journalists in His Native Ethiopia
An exiled blogger teaches journalists in his native Ethiopia how to avoid capture
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March 21, 2017

In Ethiopia, the main prison is divided into eight zones. Many refer to the rest of the country as “Zone 9.” But Endalk Chala is fighting back. Chala moonlights as an encryption expert, helping bloggers in his native Ethiopia escape capture and torture.