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Canada’s national COVID tracking app in beta testing now

Under development for months, a national COVID tracking smartphone app was supposed to be rolled out starting in the province of Ontario at the beginning of this month. Such applications are designed to warn phone owners if they’ve been in »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canada preparing a national COVID-19 patient tracking app

Yesterday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that a national cellphone app will be available to track people who’ve tested positive for the virus and warn others of a potential risk. Using Bluetooth code between phones, it will then alert others »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Phone surveillance to comply with COVID-19 restrictions?

The idea for some might feel like edging another notch further to an Orwellian future. The idea that the police and/or security agencies would monitor your smart phone to ensure compliance with certain state requirements such as in this case, »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Tracking your child’s mobile phone

Location tracking and social media. It’s late and your teenage child hasn’t come home. Do you find out by tracking the GPS location? Should you be monitoring your child’s activity on social media? An expert says this is fairly common, »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

New tool to track illegal fishing, foster sustainability

New technology lets anyone in the world have a free look at the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing vessels via internet. Oceana, SkyTruth and Google teamed up to launch Global Fishing Watch which they hope will help curb illegal »