As things are slowly returning to some semblance of normalcy in Germany, this episode of the podcast reflects on how our perception of privacy and of our rights and freedoms has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How social smartphone apps like Strava, Polar and even Untappd can leak sensitive information about highly secret subjects by logging the runs and rides we take and even the beers we drink.
SAP has released the first bits of source code for the German coronavirus tracing app. In the meantime, the public is being distracted to get mad at anything but the actual causes of their problems.
The coronavirus curfew has companies all over the globe scrambling to adapt to telecommuting. A massive beneficiary of this has been the teleconferencing company Zoom. But this company, in the best tradition of many a Silicon Valley startup, has a horrendous track record when it comes to security and privacy.
An update on the coronavirus situation around the globe and the beginnings of a strategy to avoid mandatory tracking.
Sent to prison for a crime you didn't commit because the police got location data from Google – this isn't the plot of a novel or a hypothetical scenario. It's happened, multiple times, in the US already.
According to recent reporting, the US government is using aggregated location data from smartphone apps to track people. What does it mean and how do we protect against it?