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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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1/ [thread] Just presented with Tor E Bjørnstad, from security firm mnemonic, at Sikkerhetssymposiet today. We talked about our work on #adtech and the out of control data collection & sharing… #privacy #GDPR Image
2/ Tried to explain how tracking happens on our phone via our apps, with unique identifiers (such as Google ID) being passed on with other personal information to a wide range of actors. Details in our report is available here: #adtech #privacy Image
3/ They combine this data with information taken from a large number of different sources. These profiles, which can be compared to a «digital twin» may have thousands of data points about who you are, what you like, how you feel, and how you are predicted to behave. Image
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#India will cross #4Million #Coronavirus infections. That is just the officially reported number. My prediction for 5 million cases in the 16th or 17th of September. This year. It is #OutOfControl. Image
India is still third in the #CoronaLeague of Nations, but catching up fast on Brazil. Note the scale is not arithmetic, but is a square-root of the actual numbers. This is to show USA on the same chart. Image
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Consumers feel like they have little control over data collected on them. Users of #reprohealth apps have reason to be wary. @ConsumerReports tested 5 apps and found shortcomings in the way all handle the sensitive user data they collect.
Repro health apps are offered as an empowerment tool for consumers eager for power and agency over their health. Yet at the same time, many health apps do not have proper privacy standards in place, which too often results in sensitive health data falling into the wrong hands.
US privacy laws are a safety net with more gaps than coverage. Health privacy laws that consumers rely on to protect sensitive details abt themselves do not extend to health tech like repro health apps. The bar is low. As a purveyor of wellness, app developers should aim higher
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1. [thread] We are filing legal complaints against six companies based on our research, revealing systematic breaches to privacy, by shadowy #OutOfControl #adtech companies gathering & sharing heaps of personal data.… #privacy
2. We observed how ten apps transmitted user data to at least 135 different third parties involved in advertising and/or behavioural profiling, exposing (yet again) a vast network of companies monetizing user data and using it for their own purposes. Technical testing conducted by cyber security firm, mnemonic. Technical report available here:
3. Dating app @Grindr shared detailed user data with a large number of third parties. Data included the fact that you are using the app (clear indication of sexual orientation), IP address (personal data), Advertising ID, GPS location (very revealing), age, and gender. With help from mnemonic and Zach Edwards of Victory Medium, we analysed the data flow and the role of the various actors involved with data sharing from Grindr.
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