A day after the Siri whistleblower lamented that there were no investigations into Apple's Siri quality monitoring, The Irish Data Protection Commission said it is again questioning Apple over the grading practices.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week published a paper outlining key features public health organizations should look for in a COVID-19 contact tracing platform, with the recommendations closely following methodology implemented in Apple and Google's exposure notification system.
A group of Republican senators on Thursday said that they intend to introduce a bill that would regulate how consumer data is used to fight the spread of COVID-19, including by Apple and Google's exposure notification system.
Multiple smartphone surveillance and data extraction companies, including iPhone hacking firm Cellebrite, are pitching their products to governments as an alternative method of tracking the spread of COVID-19.
Germany has changed its stance on Apple and Google's work to create a contact tracing system for tracking and managing the spread of COVID-19, supporting a privacy-forward decentralized approach instead of using a centralized system.
Apple and Google are working on a Bluetooth contact tracing system that could help track and possibly reduce the spread of COVID-19. But security experts that AppleInsider have spoken to express concerns about privacy and execution, which could undermine its effectiveness.
Using smartphone contact tracing to track and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 has been floated as a possible way out of the outbreak — but there are plenty of signs suggesting that its effectiveness is an open question.
Tile, a manufacturer of location tracking hardware and software, on Wednesday told the House Judiciary Committee that Apple continues to participate in anticompetitive behavior despite promising not to do so as part of a resolution reached earlier this year.
The US government is allegedly attempting to track the coronavirus pandemic by taking advantage of geolocation data generated by online advertising shown on iPhones and other smartphones, intending to learn how the virus is spreading throughout the country.