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The Linux Foundation Wants Open-Source Tech to Address Future Pandemics
The Linux Foundation hopes open-source apps will play a key role in tracing exposure to diseases like COVID-19 while being fully transparent.
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The Queens Politician Who Wants to Give New Yorkers Their Own Crypto
Assemblyperson Ron Kim has proposed a decentralized contact tracing protocol and a blockchain-based public banking system for New Yorkers.
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Bitcoin News Roundup for June 18, 2020
With an Austrian app that aims to track COVID-19 now including blockchain, CoinDesk's Markets Daily Bitcoin news roundup is back!
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Austrian Government Funds Development of Blockchain-Based COVID-19 App
Austria's economic affairs ministry awarded a $67,600 grant to a project called QualiSig, which uses the Ardor blockchain to verify COVID-19 testing.
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From Australia to Norway, Contact Tracing Is Struggling to Meet Expectations
The world is awash in COVID-19 contact tracing apps but few seem to be delivering on their promises.
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Minnesota Official Alarms Privacy Advocates With Contact Tracing Comments
Comments from Minnesota Public Safety commissioner John Harrington comparing law enforcement to contact tracing alerted privacy activists to the dangers of misusing COVID-19 h...
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How Contact Tracing Can Be Effective While Guarding Privacy
A member of the Hyperledger Identity Working Group on how we can keep track of COVID-19 without giving up our digital rights.
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Citizen App's New Contact Tracing Feature Raises Privacy Red Flags
The Citizen app, which normally fights crime, is now tracing coronavirus cases. Is your data safe with a powerful private company?
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For Contact Tracing That Preserves Privacy, Focus on Incentives
Blockchain-based solutions can add value in solving COVID-19 driven problems, says our columnist. But only if people choose to use them.
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VIRALITY: How do you make it so people actually want to download a contact tracing app? (Credit: Brandon Erlinger-Ford / Unsplash)
COVID-19 Tracing Apps Have to Go Viral to Work. That’s a Big Ask
How do you make it so people actually want to download a contact tracing app?
VIRALITY: How do you make it so people actually want to download a contact tracing app? (Credit: Brandon Erlinger-Ford / Unsplash)