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Default settings in Microsoft tool exposes 38 million users’ personal data, says report

"The number of accounts exposing sensitive information, however, indicates that the risk of …

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New tool spots to identify security and privacy issues with COVID-19 tracing apps

A team of researchers has developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with C…

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As Apple and Google begin to roll out their contact tracing tech, a new bill could enforce strict rules to protect user data

A new bill is being drawn up to create rules over how users' private information is managed in cont…

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Utah reportedly spent nearly $3 million on a contact tracing app that less than 2% of the state's population has downloaded

Utah's struggles to get people to use the app show how difficult it will be to rely on the technolo…

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The UK is paying contact tracers $12 an hour to do nothing because of chaotic training and problems as banal as not being able to log in

Contact tracers in training in the UK with contractor Sitel have described confused training sessio…

Mia Jankowicz   


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Singapore said its contact tracing app would only be used to fight the coronavirus, but now police are accessing its data for criminal investigations

According to the update, app data "may be used in circumstances where citizen safety and security i…

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England and Wales will finally get a coronavirus tracing app on September 24, after months of delay

The UK's journey to release a contact tracing app, which was originally promised to come out in May…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Ireland's contact-tracing app has done so well that US states want to use it

NearForm, the company which built Ireland's contact tracing app, has donated its code to an open-so…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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The first app using Apple and Google's COVID-19 contact tracing tech in the US is about to launch

The technology uses Bluetooth on iPhones and Androids to warn people if they've come in contact wit…

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Switzerland launched the world's first app based on Google and Apple's contact-tracing tech

Google and Apple released their "exposure notification" API in May, and said 22 health authorities …

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Researchers found North Dakota's contact-tracing app covertly sending location and advertising data to third parties

The app's maker admitted to sending data from iPhones to Foursquare, but said it wasn't being used …

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Cybersecurity experts found seven flaws in the UK's contact-tracing app

The app is currently being trialled on the Isle of Wight before being rolled out to the rest of the…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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The UK accidentally left secret plans for its COVID-19 contact-tracing app on an open Google Drive

Future versions of the app might ask for more data, track geolocation, and allow people to set a "C…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Iceland had the most-downloaded contact-tracing app for its population size. Authorities there say it hasn't made much difference.

Iceland launched its app in early April, a little over a month after the first confirmed case of CO…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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The UK is reportedly now building a second contact-tracing app to work with Apple and Google's framework

The UK was one of the few countries to initially reject Apple and Google's API, but it looks like t…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Documents show the UK may re-engineer its contact-tracing app to work with Google and Apple's technology

The UK previously said it would not use the specially-released Apple-Google API as it would mean pr…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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France attacked Apple for not helping to build its contact-tracing app

France opted not to use Apple and Google's specialized contact-tracing API, preferring to build an …

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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We got an early look at the UK's COVID-19 contact-tracing app — here's how it works

When you download the app, it will generate a random ID on a daily basis, which will ping out via B…

Isobel Asher Hamilton,Shona Ghosh   


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There's a gaping flaw with the UK's COVID-19 contact-tracing app — many security experts seem unsure that it will actually work

The NHS has released some details on how the app will work, but some questions around how it will u…

Isobel Asher Hamilton,Shona Ghosh