COVID-19 Contact Tracing:
Bryan Neil Jones
Library Freedom Project
Nashville Public Library
What is contact tracing?
What has been proposed?
• Apple & Google Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing
• Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing• Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing• Tracio Secretum!
How does it work?
• Phones exchange random codes via bluetooth
• Positives are downloaded to health officials
• Only health authorities can confirm a positive
• Automated notification of proximity
•Phase 1--an app; Phase 2--system update
• Shortage of PPE and no quick testing
• Innumerable false hits
Are there more concerns?
• It relies on phones
• It's voluntary
• Security flaws•It's voluntary?
The world is on fire.
• I ❤ librarians right now
• Choose Privacy Week•Bingo!
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Moxie Marlinspike on Twitter: “All that aside, these APIs are novel in terms of what becomes possible from the app layer. I’m not super optimistic about opt-in contact tracing becoming a major factor, but I do kind of anticipate that someone will end up using this for some other interesting thing.” / Twitter. (n.d.). Twitter. Retrieved May 6, 2020, from https://twitter.com/moxie/status/1248707323729563648
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