Marketers are gathering data on your kids from the apps they use, study finds

Turn off geotagging in all apps and games (or any other features). Check privacy settings on any app your child has, including Facebook and other social media sites as they grow. Delete any app or games your child no longer uses — in fact, go further and ask the app developer to delete any data […]

Now Scotland’s contact-tracing app launches, while England’s remains in trials

Innovation Facebook is recycling heat from its data centers to warm up these homes Robots, drones and surveillance apps: The unexpected future of medicine Best video conferencing software for business: Microsoft Teams plus eight more Zoom alternatives United Airlines says there’s no point leaving middle seats empty (ZDNet YouTube) The US, China and the AI […]

Long-awaited NHS Covid contact-tracing app will FINALLY launch in England and Wales in two weeks, Department of Health announces – a day after Sturgeon launched it in Scotland

A backlash to the draconian plans was gathering pace today, with Conservative MPs warning that the restrictions might be ‘worse than the disease itself’, condemning the ‘broad brush’ approach and unhappy that there has not been any scrutiny in Parliament. There are fears that Mr Johnson might be seen as the ‘Grinch’ if the block […]

Gazumping Nicola Sturgeon beats Westminster to the punch again as she launches ‘Protect Scotland’ contact-tracing app while tech for England and Wales is still in testing phase after home-grown software failed

The new rule applies in people’s houses, pubs and restaurants and in private gardens. Children under 12 are excluded and won’t count towards the six-person rule – this is an exception to the rule that hasn’t been considered in England and has irked MPs.

Contact tracing: England’s app finally gets a launch date

The technology has been in the works since the start of April. A first version of the app was trialed on the Isle of Wight in early May, based on a model developed by the digital branch of the NHS, NHSX, in an attempt to build a tool that followed a different approach to the […]

Weekly Bytes | Apple’s eye-tracking technology, Microsoft ending Flash Player support and more

Apple is developing new eye-tracking technologyApple has filed a patent which indicates its developing new eye-tracking technology for Apple Glass, AppleInsider reported. The patent application is titled, “Method and Device for Eye Tracking Using Event Camera Data.” The tech giant is developing a solution, where the eye tracking system will require lower processing power to […]

Los Angeles Coronavirus Update: Mayor Eric Garcetti Wants To Track Your Movements – Anonymously, Of Course

The company says that personal data is deleted after 30 days and within 24 hours after someone stops using the service. The SafePass website says that, “The only information ever shared is anonymized aggregate data to help identify COVID-19 hot spots.”

The best cheap heart rate monitors: track your pulse on a budget

Garmin’s device augments all these features with a ‘Body Battery’ monitor that gauges your energy levels and can help you decide how ready you are for your next workout. And if that wasn’t enough, the Vivosmart 4 includes a pulse oximeter sensor, which can help detect conditions like sleep apnea.

Coronavirus contact-tracing app launching in England and Wales on 24 September

But there might be a rather significant problem, because the new guidance for restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes says that “you ask one member of every party who visit your premises to provide their contact details to assist NHS Test and Trace”, or face a fine.

Scotland’s new tracing app: What you need to know about Protect Scotland

How many people need to download the app for it to be effective?The Scottish government has pointed to an Oxford University study, which claims that even with an uptake of just 15%, a contact tracing app can drive down infections by about 8% and deaths by about 6% – if it is part of a […]