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South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking database

South Korea turned an urban planning system into a virus tracking...

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SEOUL (Reuters) - When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May, South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wide-ranging movements in and outside the city in minutes, including five bars and clubs he visited on a recent night out. The fast response - well ahead of many other countries…
NSA “precomputed contact chaining” enhances phone-record tracking program

NSA “precomputed contact chaining” enhances phone-record tracking program

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In the summer of 2013, I spent my days sifting through the most extensive archive of top-secret files that had ever reached the hands of an American journalist. In a spectacular act of transgression against the National Security Agency, where he worked as a contractor, Edward Snowden had transmitted tens of thousands of classified documents…
ADHD tech stack: auto time tracking to get actionable feedback, not guilt

ADHD tech stack: auto time tracking to get actionable feedback, not...

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Even though I have studied physics, time remains a mystery to me.What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know. — Augustine of HippoEven though I have studied physics, time remains a mystery to me. I…
The FBI tracking your browsing history without a warrant might be the beginning

The FBI tracking your browsing history without a warrant might be...

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While much of the world is focussed on the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Senate recently voted to expand its surveillance powers. As part of a reauthorization of the Patriot Act, law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and CIA can continue to look through the browsing history of American citizens without the need for a…