• Residents say China used health tracker for crowd control

    10 days ago - By Stl Today

    Angry bank customers were travelling to a central China city to try and retrieve their savings from troubled rural banks when they were stopped in their tracks. The reason was a simple QR code. The QR code, which residents are...
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  • 33 top US hospitals sent website users' medical information, including their locations, to Meta: report

    33 top US hospitals sent website users' medical information, including their locations, to Meta: report

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Some hospitals used a Meta tracking code on their websites that collected visitors' confidential data on their sites, per The Markup. Getty Images
    A Meta tracker on 33 hospital websites collected visitors' confidential data, The Markup reported.
    The code tagged the data to visitors' IP addresses, which could identify who they were.
    Sharing this information with Meta could be a violation of federal law, experts told The Markup.
    In what experts say could be a violation of federal law, some hospitals have been sharing users' personal medical information with Meta, a new report from The Markup...
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  • Residents say China used health tracker for crowd control

    10 days ago - By Chron

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Angry bank customers who traveled to a city in central China attempting to retrieve their savings from troubled rural banks were stopped in their tracks by a common technology: a QR code.
    The QR code, which residents are required to have, is supposed to display one's health status, such as if they have COVID-19 or have been a close contact. In central Henan province, some Chinese people found that the health code was used to enforce crowd control.
    The incident has started a national debate on how a tool designed for public health has been appropriated by political forces...
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  • China is using QR codes to try to control COVID-19. Now, protestors fear the codes are being used to monitor and track them, too

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    People who planned to travel this week to Zhengzhou, a central Chinese city, for a protest were taken away after their personal QR code indicating their COVID-19 health status flashed red. In this image, a passenger scans a QR code to get his green pass at a subway station in Wuhan on April 01, 2020. Ng Han Guan/AP Photo
    China uses a traffic-light system on a COVID app to let people know if they can enter public venues.
    People who recently tried to attend a protest fear the app is being used to monitor and target them.
    The incidents have spurred both foreign and domestic critics alike to...
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