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Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus

“This phylogeny shows evolutionary relationships of hCoV-19 (or SARS-CoV-2) viruses from the ongoing novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This phylogeny shows an initial emergence in Wuhan, China, in Nov-Dec 2019 followed by sustained human-to-human transmission leading to sampled infections. Although the genetic relationships among sampled viruses are quite clear, there is considerable uncertainty surrounding estimates of transmission dates and in reconstruction of geographic spread. Please be aware that specific inferred transmission patterns are only a hypothesis.”

Source : Nextstrain / ncov

“We are not epidemiologists—we are the design, engineering, and support teams at a mapping company. Just as we don’t spend every moment thinking about how to track and slow the spread of infectious disease, most public health teams we work with are not experts in spatial data visualization. In the environment of a growing epidemic, maps have a way of spreading fast, too — making it imperative that they are accurate, informative, and thoughtfully designed. To answer common questions and help our partners make thoughtful design decisions while mapping this and other health crises, we have put together a number of best practices and common pitfalls to avoid.”

Source : 7 best practices for mapping a pandemic – Points of interest

“We’re exploring ways that aggregated anonymized location information could help in the fight against COVID-19. One example could be helping health authorities determine the impact of social distancing, similar to the way we show popular restaurant times and traffic patterns in Google Maps”

Source : Location data gathered by Facebook, Google, other tech companies could be used to battle coronavirus spread – The Washington Post

“A medical device manufacturer has threatened to sue a group of volunteers in Italy that 3D printed a valve used for life-saving coronavirus treatments. The valve typically costs about $11,000 from the medical device manufacturer, but the volunteers were able to print replicas for about $1”

Source : Medical company threatens to sue volunteers that 3D-printed valves for life-saving coronavirus treatments – The Verge

“We recently discovered a new strain of Android malware. The Trojan (detected as: Trojan-Spy.AndroidOS.Cookiethief) turned out to be quite simple. Its main task was to acquire root rights on the victim device, and transfer cookies used by the browser and Facebook app to the cybercriminals’ server. This abuse technique is possible not because of a vulnerability in Facebook app or browser itself. Malware could steal cookie files of any website from other apps in the same way and achieve similar results.”

Source : Cookiethief: a cookie-stealing Trojan for Android | Securelist

a woman retrieving info from file catalouge

“For well over a decade, identity thieves, phishers, and other online scammers have created a black market of stolen and aggregated consumer data that they used to break into people’s accounts, steal their money, or impersonate them. In October, dark web researcher Vinny Troia found one such trove sitting exposed and easily accessible on an unsecured server, comprising 4 terabytes of personal information—about 1.2 billion records in all.”

Source : 1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server  | WIRED

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“Yodlee, the largest financial data broker in the U.S., sells data pulled from the bank and credit card transactions of tens of millions of Americans to investment and research firms, detailing where and when people shopped and how much they spent. The company claims that the data is anonymous, but a confidential Yodlee document obtained by Motherboard indicates individual users could be unmasked.”

Source : Leaked Document Shows How Big Companies Buy Credit Card Data on Millions of Americans – VICE

“Sensor Tower, a popular analytics platform for tech developers and investors, has been secretly collecting data from millions of people who have installed popular VPN and ad-blocking apps for Android and iOS, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found. These apps, which don’t disclose their connection to the company or reveal that they feed user data to Sensor Tower’s products, have more than 35 million downloads.”

Source : Sensor Tower Secretly Owns Ad Blocker And VPN Apps That Collect User Data

Selon une étude réalisée en 2018 par l’éducation nationale, 9 % des lycéens affirment avoir été « victimes de vidéos, de photos ou de rumeurs humiliantes sur Internet ».

“Contactée, l’éducation nationale invoque un « protocole de prise en charge ». « Quand un élève est harcelé, il peut aller voir la personne en qui il a confiance », assure-t-on au ministère. Problème : dans les faits, le revenge porn n’est souvent pas considéré comme du harcèlement stricto sensu. Le protocole idoine n’est donc pas activé : « Il intervient s’il y a une notion de répétition, par exemple si des photos intimes étaient diffusées à plusieurs reprises », précise Olivier Raluy, CPE dans un collège et secrétaire national du Syndicat national des enseignements de second degré (SNES-FSU).”

Source : Le « revenge porn », pratique « banale » et hors de contrôle chez les élèves

HackerOne rewards bughunter who found critical security hole in... HackerOne

“Vulnerability-reporting platform HackerOne has come clean about a critical security flaw on its own website that could be used to expose the email addresses of users. A researcher going by the name of “msdian7” revealed how an attacker could exploit the site’s project invite feature to uncover the email addresses of other users”

Source : HackerOne rewards bughunter who found critical security hole in… HackerOne

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