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Does the CovidSafe app work? | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The CovidSafe app, rolled out in late April, was sold to the public as a measure that would ‘save lives and protect lives’. On this episode of Full Story reporter Josh Taylor explores a series of flaws in the app that’s causing problems for users, and for at least one state health authority. How to […]

How did the Covidsafe app go from being vital to almost irrelevant? | World news – Blog – Emails

It was sold as the key to unlocking restrictions – like sunscreen to protect Australians from Covid-19 – but as the country begins to open up, the role of the Covidsafe app in the recovery seems to have dropped to marginal at best. “This is an important protection for a Covid-safe Australia,” the prime minister, […]

New nuclear technologies to be examined in planning Australia’s energy mix | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Morrison government has flagged examining “emerging nuclear technologies” as part of Australia’s energy mix in the future in a new discussion paper kicking off the process of developing its much-vaunted technology investment roadmap. Facing sustained pressure to adopt a 2050 target of net zero emissions, pressure it is continuing to resist, the government plans […]

NSW is unable to use Covidsafe app’s data for contact tracing | Australia news – Blog – Emails

Australia’s most populous state, and the state with the most coronavirus cases has not yet been able to use the Covidsafe app for contact tracing. In nearly a month since it launched, more than 5.7 million Australians have downloaded and registered to use the Covidsafe contact-tracing app, which is designed to make it easier for […]

Questions remain over whether data collected by Covidsafe app could be accessed by US law enforcement | Law – Blog – Emails

The federal government has reassured the public that Covidsafe data held by Amazon will not be able to be accessed by US law enforcement, but a parliamentary committee is currently investigating separate legislation that would pave the way for US law enforcement to access data held in Australia. Federal parliament this week debated and passed […]

Vaccines, 5G, Bill Gates: why are Australians gathering to spread coronavirus conspiracy theories? | Media – Blog – Emails

Anti-lockdown protests in Australia over the weekend mimicked some of the conspiracy theories and language of similar protests in the United States but they’re unlikely to grow as big due to the limited size of the groups within Australia, according to one misinformation researcher. More than 100 people gathered outside parliament in Victoria and a […]

Revenge porn in Australia: the law is only as effective as the law enforcement | Society- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

When Laura* was 14, she was convinced that her boyfriend was the love of her life. So, when several girls messaged her to say he had sent them a video of her drunk and engaging in a sexual act, she told herself they were lying. “I was just like, ‘Oh, you don’t know anything about […]

Covidsafe app: how to download Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app, how it works, what it does and problems | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Covidsafe app: how Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app works, what it does, downloads and problems | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Government releases draft legislation for Covidsafe tracing app to allay privacy concerns | Australia news – Blog – Emails

Collection, use or disclosure of information collected by Australia’s Covidsafe contact tracing app – except by public health authorities – would be punishable by up to five years in prison, according to draft legislation. The attorney general, Christian Porter, has sought to allay privacy concerns about the app through release of the draft bill on […]