The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) wants to build and host a national server to hold data collected from exposure notification apps. It’s partnering with Apple, Google, and Microsoft to do so.
Rather than each state and territorial public health agency bearing the burden of building and hosting its own key servers, a national server can securely host the keys of those affected users, eliminate duplication and enable notifications across state borders. APHL is also championing the effort to build and host a national key server on behalf of the public health community. This will allow users to continually benefit from exposure notifications as they travel across state lines, and help state and territorial agencies deploy their apps quickly.
Just two days ago, Trump removed control of public COVID-19 data from the CDC, and now someone wants to build a national server? What could go wrong?
Ireland has launched its COVID-19 tracking app ‘COVID Tracker Ireland’ and it’s based on Apple and Google’s private exposure notification API.
Apple is extending its COVID-19 Customer Assistance Program through July for customers who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.
The Macworld All-Star Band, best known for appearances at the now-defunct Macworld Conference & Expo, reunited for a virtual performance of “Feelin’ Alright,” that was released earlier today.
Dr. Kiki Sanford makes her ninth appearance on Background Mode. Kiki is a neurophysiologist with a B.S. in conservation biology and a Ph.D. avian neurophysiology from the University of California. She’s a popular science communicator and creator/co-host of This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast and radio show.
In this episode, we spend the first segment clearing up some confusion about COVID-19. Mask theory of use, the value of lockdowns, how the U.S. is doing compared to Europe, how blood type affects the body’s response, presymptomatic vs. asymptomatic, and what we know about how the virus survives on surfaces. In part II, we discussed how computer neural networks trained to learn like developing human brains also need something akin to sleep. Also, how dogs have a genetic desire to save their owner from trouble. And more. As always, Kiki is delightful as she makes science both fun and interesting.
The UK government shifted to use the Apple/Google API in its COVID-19 contact tracing app but seems to be blaming Apple for its app failing.
Germany intends to launch its COVID-19 contact tracing app, which is built on the API developed by Apple and Google, this week.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss WWDC details, as well as Apple’s charitable efforts for racial equity and COVID-19 aid.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread around the world, Apple has found itself contributing to attempts to curtail it.
Faced with pressure, the UK government has released its contracts with Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Faculty, Palantir, and others.
The contracts show that companies involved in the NHS datastore project, including Faculty and Palantir, were originally granted intellectual property rights (including the creation of databases), and were allowed to train their models and profit off their unprecedented access to NHS data.
The REAL reason why they wanted to avoid Apple and Google’s privacy solution.
Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday news and to discuss the difference between contact tracing and exposure logging.
Sound the horn! As noted on Instagram Friday, Mythic Quest: Quarantine will drop on Apple TV+ on May 22. The trailer tells you all you need to know. You’ve got time to binge the Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet series (again, obviously). See you on the other side!
Apple has awarded $10 million ro COPAN Diagnostics, which produces sample collections kits crucial to Covid-19 testing.
Big tech companies are destined to suffer from unemployment, recession and fear, right? Yes, but maybe not so much as thought. Resilience is key.
Corporations have obligations to their shareholders, but during Apple’s Financial Results report for Q2 2020, Tim Cook made it clear that his company has obligations to the community as well.
Apple is in ongoing discussions with Orange over developing a coronavirus contact tracing app, which is expected during May.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s release of (anonymized) mobility data, and their reply to a Senate letter inquiring about the COVID-19 website.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple teaming up with Google on new technology for contact tracing, what exactly contact tracing entails, and what sorts of questions come up as a result.
The UK’s National Health Service is reportedly working with Apple and Google to build a COVID-19 contact-tracing app.
Along with with any other company in this pandemic, Apple is sizing up the multitude of challenges facing it. Customers will adapt.