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Community Mobility Reports

“ As global communities respond to COVID-19, we’ve heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19. These Community Mobility Reports aim to provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential. ”

Source : COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports

Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury

“Although people in all income groups are moving less than they did before the crisis, wealthier people are staying home the most, especially during the workweek. Not only that, but in nearly every state, they began doing so days before the poor, giving them a head start on social distancing as the virus spread, according to aggregated data from the location analysis company Cuebiq, which tracks about 15 million cellphone users nationwide daily.”

Source : Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury – The New York Times

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“Now that a large portion of the world is working from home to ride out the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom’s popularity has rocketed, but also has led to an increased focus on the company’s security practices and privacy promises. Hot on the heels of two security researchers finding a Zoom bug that can be abused to steal Windows passwords, another security researcher found two new bugs that can be used to take over a Zoom user’s Mac, including tapping into the webcam and microphone.”

Source : Ex-NSA hacker drops new zero-day doom for Zoom | TechCrunch

“Il est problématique qu’un État soit en mesure d’imposer ses règles aux citoyens d’un autre pays (par exemple, le droit européen empêcherait des internautes chiliens de voir certains liens dans Google), surtout s’il s’agit de liens licites. Car dans ce cas, il faut s’attendre à la mécanique inverse, y compris d’États autoritaires ou dictatoriaux qui imposeraient leurs vues sur la recherche en Europe. Par ailleurs, un droit à l’oubli appliqué de façon trop large et automatique pose de vrais défis à un autre droit légitime, celui de l’accès à l’information. D’ailleurs, Google était soutenu dans sa démarche par la fondation Wikimédia, qui pilote l’encyclopédie en ligne Wikipédia, mais aussi le comité des reporters pour la liberté de la presse, l’ONG Article 19 et l’association de défense des libertés numériques EFF.”

Source : La CNIL n’a pas réussi à imposer un droit à l’oubli mondial à Google – Société – Numerama

“Last week Buzzfeed News and the Los Angeles Times featured street-level visualizations of how COVID-19 is affecting traffic patterns in major cities around the world. The visualizations were generated from Mapbox Traffic data. For this post, we dug further into our telemetry data to show how much and where movement and local travel patterns have changed around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Source : Where and when local travel decreased from COVID-19 around the world

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“We use telemetry from all Mapbox SDKs to improve our map, directions, travel times, and search. We collect anonymous data about how users interact with the map to help developers build better location based applications. Location telemetry is critical to improving the map. We use the data to discover missing roads, determine turn restrictions, build speed profiles, and improve OpenStreetMap.”

Source : Telemetry | Mapbox

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“On Tuesday, a company called Unacast that collects and analyzes phone GPS location data launched a “Social Distancing Scoreboard” that grades, county by county, which residents are changing behavior at the urging of health officials. It uses the reduction in the total distance we travel as a rough index for whether we’re staying put at home.”

Source : These maps use phone data to track social distancing – The Washington Post

“Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and five other telecoms providers have agreed to share mobile phone location data with the European Commission to track the spread of the coronavirus, lobbying group GSMA said on Wednesday. ”

Source : Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, 6 other telcos to help EU track virus – Reuters

Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking and More | WebKit

“Safari continues to pave the way for privacy on the web, this time as the first mainstream browser to fully block third-party cookies by default. As far as we know, only the Tor Browser has featured full third-party cookie blocking by default before Safari, but Brave just has a few exceptions left in its blocking so in practice they are in the same good place. We know Chrome wants this behavior too and they announced that they’ll be shipping it by 2022.”

Source : Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking and More | WebKit

“Les téléphones des Suisses seront ainsi utilisés pour lutter contre la pandémie. Les analyses seront effectuées uniquement dans les espaces publics, et pas, par exemple, dans les immeubles d’habitation ni les locaux d’entreprises. Ces données ne seront pas communiquées en direct à l’Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP), mais dans un délai de vingt-quatre heures environ. Les autorités ne sauront pas ce qui se passe en temps réel, mais avec un certain décalage. Le but sera sans doute de déterminer si des rassemblements illégaux ont lieu plusieurs jours de suite dans des endroits publics, afin, ensuite, de prendre des mesures pour les disperser.”

Source : Swisscom aidera la Confédération à détecter les attroupements via les téléphones – Le Temps

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