The Coronavirus CrisisCoronavirus Monitoring Bracelets Flood the Market, Ready to Snitch on People Who Don’t Distance
A crop of “new” body-worn devices issue alerts about hospital patients, the quarantined, people under house arrest, and workers who fail to social distance.
The Coronavirus CrisisSurveillance Capitalism Meets the Coronavirus Shock Doctrine
How can we emerge from the pandemic without handing our lives over to big tech? A live chat with Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff, hosted by Mehdi Hasan.
The Coronavirus CrisisThere’s No Telling What Data Facebook Will Collect If You Use Its Zoom Clone
Messenger Rooms won’t “watch or listen” to your calls. But Facebook won’t say how it will handle metadata like who you chat with and when.
The Coronavirus CrisisUnder Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia
Big tech’s emerging pandemic shock doctrine demands heavy public subsidies for a no-touch, socially distanced coronavirus future.
The Coronavirus CrisisThe Inventors of Bluetooth Say There Could Be Problems Using Their Tech for Coronavirus Contact Tracing
Judging distance based on the strength of a radio signal is a fraught process that can be stymied by physical obstructions.