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May 21, 2020
Russell Brandom / The Verge

Russell Brandom / The Verge  
Apple and Google Roll Out Support for Their Coronavirus Exposure Notification System, Three U.S. States, Twenty-Two Countries Sign Up

In a move that makes digital contact tracing one step closer to reality in the U.S. and other countries, Apple and Google rolled out support for their coronavirus exposure notification system, as implemented in an update to iOS and Android. The joint system uses a complex BLE Beacon protocol to allow users to track recent exposures to other users who have tested positive for COVID-19. Both tech giants pledge not to monetize the data and to shut down the system once the tracking is no longer needed. Three U.S. states have come forward to announce their own notification systems based on the app – Alabama, South Carolina, and North Dakota. The companies say 22 countries have separately received access to the API, although it declined to name specific nations.

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Tweets:@carolineha_ @lukOlejnik @LeoKelion @geoffreyfowler

Business Insider: Apple and Google are making their COVID-19 exposure tech available to public health agencies, which means you’ll soon have access to contact tracing apps (GOOG, GOOGL, APPL)
iMore: Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19
Android Central : Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19
Mic: The Trump administration demanded the U.N. remove abortion access from its pandemic response plan
Fortune: Apple, Google’s COVID-19 tracing tool is one big step closer to being put to use
Roll Call: Apple, Google release template for COVID-19 contact tracing apps
Future of Privacy Forum: FPF CEO: Will I Install an Exposure Notification App? Thoughts on the Apple-Google API
Android Authority: Google and Apple announce exposure notification API (Update: Now public)
iPhone Hacks: Apple Releases iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 with Exposure Notification API for Contact Tracing Apps
ET news: ‘Failed mishmash’ of privacy protections insufficient for NHS app users
Tech Insider: Apple and Google are making their COVID-19 exposure tech available to public health agencies, which means you’ll soon have access to contact tracing apps (GOOG, GOOGL, APPL)
WRAL Tech Wire: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps tracking COVID-19 exposure
Gulf News Technology: Apple, Google release technology for COVID-19 apps
LA Daily News: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps
TIME: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure
POLITICO: Apple, Google release coronavirus-tracing software — but will it help?
MacRumors: Apple and Google Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification API, Over 20 Countries Have Requested and Received Access
MacDailyNews: Apple TV+ faces dual challenges
TechCrunch: Apple and Google launch exposure notification API, enabling public health authorities to release apps
xda-developers: [Update 6: API Live] Google and Apple announce the Contact Tracing API and Bluetooth spec to warn users of COVID-19
Vox: Apple and Google roll out their new exposure notification tool. Interest seems limited.
MacRumors: Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.5 With Exposure Notification API, Face ID Mask Updates, Group FaceTime Changes and More
iMore: Apple releases iOS 13.5 with exposure notification API, Face ID updates
Pocket-lint: What’s new in iOS 13.5? COVID-19 Exposure Notification API and more
Input: iOS 13.5 is here with smarter Face ID unlock when you’re wearing a face mask
MacStories: Apple Releases iOS 13.5 with COVID-19 Exposure Notifications, Face ID Bypass for Masks, FaceTime Setting, and Apple Music Stories Sharing
Patently Apple: A Bitter Ex-Apple Sub-Contractor in Europe is demanding that action be taken against Apple for basically ‘wiretapping entire populations’ via Siri
MacDailyNews: Siri whistleblower goes public over ‘lack of action,’ says Apple should face consequences
Gizmodo Australia: Siri Whistleblower Goes Public To Protest Lack Of Consequences For Apple
Slashdot: Apple Whistleblower Goes Public Over ‘Lack of Action’
BBC: Apple and Google release marks ‘watershed moment’ for contact-tracing apps
The Guardian: Apple and Google release phone technology to notify users of coronavirus exposure
MacDailyNews: How to opt out of COVID-19 contact tracing in iOS 13.5
TechCrunch: Apple and Google launch exposure notification API, enabling public health authorities to release apps
POLITICO: Apple, Google release coronavirus-tracing software — but will it help?
Fortune: Apple, Google’s COVID-19 tracing tool is one big step closer to being put to use
LA Daily News: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps
TIME: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure
WRAL Tech Wire: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps tracking COVID-19 exposure
LA Daily News: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps
TIME: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure
IT News : Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets
iMore: Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19
channelnews: Could Apple & Google’s COVID-19 Tracing Tech Make COVIDSafe Better?
ZDNet: Apple releases iOS 13.5 with COVID-19 contact tracing feature, Face ID improvements
MacRumors: Apple and Google Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notification API, Over 20 Countries Have Requested and Received Access
MacDailyNews: Apple TV+ faces dual challenges
Techdirt: The Case For Contact Tracing Apps Built On Apple And Google’s Exposure Notification System
xda-developers: [Update 6: API Live] Google and Apple announce the Contact Tracing API and Bluetooth spec to warn users of COVID-19
Apple Newsroom: iPhone SE: A powerful new smartphone in a popular design
MacStories: Apple Releases iOS 13.5 with COVID-19 Exposure Notifications, Face ID Bypass for Masks, FaceTime Setting, and Apple Music Stories Sharing
Android Authority: Google and Apple announce exposure notification API (Update: Now public)
Pocket-lint: What’s new in iOS 13.5? COVID-19 Exposure Notification API and more
iMore: Apple releases iPadOS 13.5
Pocket-lint: What’s new in iOS 13.5? COVID-19 Exposure Notification API and more
Techradar: iOS 13.5 is here – why you should download it right away
Vox: Apple and Google roll out their new exposure notification tool. Interest seems limited.

@carolineha_: By the way, Apple + Google's API — the backbone that public health authorities can use to build exposure notification apps — went out today. The companies said today that "a number" of US states and 22 countries on 5 continents have requested access
@lukOlejnik: Here's how Google Play will verify that the contact tracing apps are actually from "national health authorities". Seems the system may behave differently if there's a risk of "high risk of transmission". What does it mean? I don't know! #COVID?19 https://support.google.com/googleplay/and
@LeoKelion: Apple and Google have delivered - now public health authorities get to see if there's real advantage in adopting their Covid-19 contact tracing model. But there may be some teething issues along the way
@geoffreyfowler: Apple and Google’s coronavirus exposure software is here, along with iOS 13.5 Now we’re waiting for apps that that use it. So far, we just know 3 states saying they’re going to try: Alabama, South Carolina and North Dakota.


April 24, 2019
Leo Kelion / BBC News

Leo Kelion / BBC News  
UK Gives Green Light to Using Huawei Technology in 5G Network’s ‘Noncore’ Infrastructure

UK prime minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead to allowing controversial Chinese telecom tech giant Huawei to supply technology for Britain’s 5G network despite the concerns over the company’s spying potential raised by the U.S. and other English-speaking so-called Five Eye countries. The National Security Council which she chairs agreed to allow Huawei limited access to help build parts of the network such as antennas and other “noncore” infrastructure. The green light was presumably premised on the belief by senior figures in the UK telecom industry that it is safe to deploy Huawei’s radio access network (Ran) equipment, which allows individual devices to wirelessly connect to mobile data networks via radio signals transmitted over the airwaves and which is considered superior to that of Huawei’s competitors.

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Daily Mail : UK cyber boss downplays threat of Five Eyes security rift over Huawei
Reuters: UK cyber boss downplays threat of Five Eyes security rift over Huawei
Digital Journal : Britain ‘approves’ Huawei role in 5G network
City A.M. – Technology: Huawei ‘will be blocked’ from UK’s core 5G network
The Sun: Theresa May hands Chinese firm Huawei 5G contract green light despite security fears
Daily Mail : Theresa May approves Huawei 5G deal despite security warnings
Phys.org : Britain ‘approves’ Huawei role in 5G network
ZDNet Security: UK allows Huawei for 5G: Report
Venture Beat : UK allows Huawei to supply non-core 5G gear, blocks core network access
Business insider: The UK will ignore US pressure to ban Huawei from its 5G network, 2 months before Trump’s state visit
Reuters : Britain to allow Huawei restricted access to 5G network
The Register: UK cautiously gives Huawei the nod for 5G network gear sales
TechCrunch: UK gives Huawei an amber light to supply 5G
AP Breaking News: Reports Huawei allowed into UK 5G networks draw criticism
POLITICO EU: Theresa May faces backlash over plans to allow Huawei into ‘non-core’ networks
ET news: Huawei cleared to build the UK’s 5G networks with catch
Infosecurity Magazine: UK Government Allows Huawei to Provide ‘Non-Core’ 5G Kit
Tech Insider: The Trump administration is warning allies to stay away from a powerful Chinese company — but not everyone’s listening
Security – Computing: UK to approve Huawei to supply hardware for 5G networks – but only non-core components


April 8, 2019
Leo Kelion / BBC News

Leo Kelion / BBC News  
GCHQ Tech Chief Says Huawei’s ‘Shoddy’ Engineering Practices Could Keep Company Out of Westminster, Other Sensitive UK Areas

Ahead of the UK government’s decision of whether to ban controversial Chinese telecom tech provider Huawei from the country’s 5G networks, Dr. Ian Levy, technical director of UK intelligence agency GCHQ, said Huawei’s “shoddy” engineering practices might ban the company’s products from Westminster and other sensitive parts of the UK’s next-generation telecom deployment. Levy’s statement comes on the heels of a GCHQ assessment that it might be difficult to risk-manage Huawei’s future products until defects in its cybersecurity processes were fixed. Levy is skeptical that Huawei’s recently announced program to fix those engineering practices will work. “The security in Huawei is like nothing else – it’s engineering like it’s back in the year 2000 – it’s very, very shoddy. We’ve seen nothing to give us any confidence that the transformation programme is going to do what they say it’s going to do,” Levy said on the BBC Panorama program.

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September 24, 2019
Leo Kelion / BBC News

Leo Kelion / BBC News  
EU’s Top Court Rules That Google Doesn’t Have to Apply Right to Be Forgotten Globally

The EU’s top court, the European Court of Justice has ruled that Google does not have to apply the right to be forgotten globally, requiring the firm to remove links only from its search results in Europe after receiving an appropriate request. The decision stems from a demand by the French privacy regulator CNIL which ordered the firm to globally remove search result listings to pages containing damaging or false information about a person. The right to be forgotten gives EU citizens the power to demand data about them be deleted.

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Tweets:@WomaninHavana @eLAWnora @StevePeers @alemannoEU

CBC : Google wins ‘right-to-be forgotten’ fight with France
The Hindu – News: Google not required to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ worldwide: European Court of Justice
AP Breaking News: EU top court rules in favor of Google on search engine issue
Channel News Asia: Google wins ‘right to be forgotten’ fight with France
Engadget: Google told it doesn’t have to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ results globally
The Next Web: EU top court rules Google doesn’t need to apply the ‘right to be forgotten’ globally
BetaNews: Court rules Google need only apply the ‘right to be forgotten’ in Europe, not worldwide
The Verge: ‘Right to be forgotten’ only applies to Google in the EU, court rules
EJ Insight: Google wins in ‘right to be forgotten’ fight with France
Tech Insider: Google has just been told it doesn’t have to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ globally
New York Times: Europe’s Top Court Limits ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Privacy Rule
WRAL Tech Wire: EU’s top court backs Google on ‘right to be forgotten’ limits
Silicon Republic: Google wins EU case to limit the right to be forgotten
Fortune: Top Court Rules Google Doesn’t Have to Censor Around the World Because of European Privacy Laws
Deutsche Welle: EU court: Google need not apply ‘right to be forgotten’ outside EU
Washington Post: Google scores major victory in E.U. ‘right to be forgotten’ case
The Guardian: ‘Right to be forgotten’ on Google only applies in EU, court rules
AFP: Google wins EU fight against ‘right to be forgotten’ worldwide
Gizmodo: Google told it doesn’t have to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ results globally

@WomaninHavana: It’s the day for landmark judgments. CJEU on the #righttobeforgotten #Google case as to whether it has to remove links to sensitive personal data worldwide or only within the EU. #privacy #freedomofexpression
@eLAWnora: BREAKING: CJEU rules that in right to be forgotten cases a search engine is not required to undertake global delisting. However, it mandates EU-wide delisting and geo-blocking
@StevePeers: CJEU clarifies the obligations of search engines re the "right to be forgotten":
@alemannoEU: Has Google won? Not yet. EU Court requires Google to #nudge users: while no global delisting obligation exists (beyond the EU), #Google expected to prevent, or at least discourage, users from circumventing EU right to be forgotten via access to third-countries’ links #forgotten