An update on tracing apps as well as lockdown reports from Germany and the rest of the world. I also present a case for why the lockdowns might not be working and we look at Amazon emerging as the big winner from this catastrophe.
Do these coronavirus contact tracing apps actually do what they are supposed to do? A philosophical discussion with technology writer and thinker Jürgen Geuter, also known on the web as tante.
Everybody agrees: To end this coronavirus-imposed lockdown we need a contact tracing app. But how do these actually work? And are they really the right solution to the problem?
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.