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PEPP-PT: Europas Anti-Corna App

Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) makes it possible to interrupt new chains of SARS-CoV-2 transmission rapidly and effectively by informing potentially exposed people. We are a large and inclusive European team. We provide standards, technology, and services to countries and developers. We embrace a fully privacy-preserving approach. We build on well-tested, fully implemented proximity measurement and scalable backend service. We enable tracing of infection chains across national borders. – Proximity Tracing YES, Giving Up Privacy NO!“


„Auch Angela Merkel würde eine Corona-Warn-App nutzen – Die in Europa entwickelte Technik Pepp-PT weckt Hoffnungen: Sie soll der Grundstein für datensparsame Anti-Corona-Apps werden. Politik und Verbände loben den Ansatz. Doch manche finden, eine freiwillige Nutzung sei zu wenig.“


„Was kann die geplante Corona-App? – Die Hoffnung auf ein schnelles Ende der Ausgangssperren liegt auch beim Einsatz einer neuen Corona-App nach dem EU-Standard Pepp PT. Kann sie Infektions- und Datenschutz vereinen?“


Google Mobility: Lockdown-Daten

„See how your community is moving around differently due to COVID-19 – As global communities respond to COVID-19, we’ve heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19. – These Community Mobility Reports aim to provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.“


„Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders – and which aren’t – New COVID-19 mobility reports show changes in traffic to stores, parks, transit stations, and more.“

The Verge

„Google veröffentlicht Bewegungsdaten für 131 Länder – Google hat Standortdaten von Smartphones ausgewertet, um Veränderungen in Bewegungsmustern sichtbar zu machen. Die Daten sollen Behörden und Firmen helfen, besser durch den Lockdown zu kommen.“


Zoom: beliebt – aber unsicher

Zoom’s Encryption Is ‚Not Suited for Secrets‚ and Has Surprising Links to China, Researchers Discover – Meetings on Zoom, the increasingly popular video conferencing service, are encrypted using an algorithm with serious, well-known weaknesses, and sometimes using keys issued by servers in China, even when meeting participants are all in North America, according to researchers at the University of Toronto.“

The Intercept – Siehe auch: Sichere Videokonferenzsoftware mit E2E-Verschlüsselung

„Zoom banned from New York City schools due to privacy and security flaws – Now, the city’s teachers will have to scramble once more, after Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza announced late last night that he had decided to ban Zoom, citing security and privacy issues with the platform.“

Fast Company – Siehe auch: Sichere Videokonferenzsoftware mit E2E-Verschlüsselung

„Here’s everything you need to know about Zoombombing – With the pandemic lockdowns confining people to their homes, video conferencing has become an absolute necessity for everything from continuing high school classes to running the government.“

Daily Dot – Siehe auch: Sichere Videokonferenzsoftware mit E2E-Verschlüsselung

5G: Corona-Verschwörungstheorie

Broadband engineers threatened due to 5G coronavirus conspiracies – EE suspects telephone mast engulfed by fire in Birmingham was an arson attack as celebrities claim Covid-19 caused by new network. … International radiation experts have repeatedly made clear that the new high-speed telephone system does not pose a risk to humans, while pointing out that the coronavirus has spread widely in many countries without any 5G coverage, such as Iran.“

The Guardian

„Call for social media platforms to act on 5G mast conspiracy theory – After a spate of fires, the government is stepping in to halt the spread of linking coronavirus to the mobile network. … Celebrities including the singer Anne-Marie, have helped spread the theory on social media. Amanda Holden, a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, shared a link to an online petition claiming the symptoms of Covid-19 were caused by residing near a 5G mast. The petition has now been removed.“

The Guardian

TikTok Shopping im Livestream

Shopping in live streaming apps is booming in China thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic – Buyers like the experience of seeing the products in live-streamed video, but they also worry about false marketing and scams. … Welcome to shopping in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. After physical retail locations were forced to stay closed for weeks, some merchants have turned to live streaming to remotely connect with buyers. Shanghai New World chose to stream on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok. Over those three days, the mall reportedly gained 10,000 followers. … Live streaming ecommerce has been growing rapidly in China. The industry surpassed 433 billion yuan (U$61 billion) in transactions in 2019, according to a report from iiMedia. Now it’s getting a boost from the coronavirus pandemic. The same report projects the industry will hit 916 billion yuan (US$129 billion) in 2020.“


LSR: keine Pauschalausnahmen

Leistungsschutzrecht: Acht Wörter sollen lizenzfrei bleiben – Ein Referentenentwurf für das neue Leistungsschutzrecht sieht keine Pauschalausnahmen mehr für Überschriften, Vorschaubilder oder Videoschnipsel vor. … Ungewöhnlich ist die Art, wie der Referentenentwurf das Licht der Welt erblickte. Das Ministerium publizierte das 50-seitige Papier zunächst am 1. April auf seinem Transparenzportal für aktuelle Gesetzgebungsvorhaben. Nachdem die frühere EU-Abgeordnete Julia Reda einen Auszug daraus getwittert und von einer ‚Verschlimmbesserung‘ gesprochen hatte, verschwand die Datei zunächst aber wieder.“


Apple kauft Event-Streamer NextVR

„Exclusive: Apple likely buyer of NextVR, a live event streaming AR/VR company being sold for ~$100M – It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for augmented reality and a future AR-focused headset. Apple is practically building the platform for its future headset out in the open with ARKit. What’s new is that Apple is believed to be in the process of acquiring a California-based virtual reality company called NextVR, 9to5Mac has learned. – NextVR, which is located in Orange County, California, has a decade of experience marrying virtual reality with sports and entertainment. The company currently provides VR experiences for viewing live events with headsets from PlayStation, Oculus, HTC, Microsoft, Lenovo.“