[clug] 'Tracetogether' App - First Dog suggests 'publishing' source might not be enough
fozzy at zipworld.org
Thu Apr 23 08:02:05 UTC 2020
Thanks for collating this list together. I was wondering how long until
this discussion would appear here.
The question around location services is one that's bothered me long before
COVID-19. I feel it's almost a case of Google being too clever. Possibly
related to the trouble they got into a few years back for recording
As the FAQ states, they treat bluetooth and wifi as it can be used to track
location if the location of the source of the wifi/bluetooth is known.
They are doing the right thing treating it as a location service.
I likewise get frustrated that I need to turn on location services every
time I want to pair something via bluetooth.
It would be good if location services were split with greater granularity
like say: "wireless scanning" and "(GPS) location services".
On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 5:10 PM steve jenkin via linux <
linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> Any comments on First Dog’s observations?
> What's the deal with the coronavirus tracing app? Cassandra the
> Information Technology Wobbegong explains
> For those playing along at home, some links below about ’Tracetogether’
> App & it’s “Blue Trace” protocol (and why on Android you need to allow
> ‘location services’ for it).
> Software developers warns Australia against releasing coronavirus tracking
> [suggest waiting till Google & Apple finish their version]
> Anyone want to suggest ways the App & Protocol can be subverted by
> malicious actors or “rogue” agents of Govt?
> On the privacy of TraceTogether, the Singaporean COVID-19 contact tracing
> mobile app, and recommendations for Australia
> 9 geeky myth-busting facts you need to know about TraceTogether
> 6 things about OpenTrace, the open-source code published by the
> TraceTogether team
> FAQ’s - includes Q on ‘Location services’ needed on Android - fixed beacons
> Privacy-Preserving Cross-Border Contact Tracing
> Steve Jenkin, IT Systems and Design
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