News for the cybersecurity community during the COVID-19 emergency
At a glance.
- Update on COVID-19 origin disinformation.
- Senators ask intelligence and counterintelligence leaders not to get distracted.
- Contact-tracing apps and lawful intercept.
- Contact-tracing apps may work, but voluntary participation remains well below what epidemiologists believe necessary.
As governments continue to push (and try to counter) disinformation, the US Army says it supports one of its own who's been falsely identified as Wuhan's patient zero. US Senators point out that a pandemic is a good time for terrorists, and ask that this threat not be forgotten. Contact-tracing apps continue to attract government and corporate attention, but voluntary participation may be lower than would be needed for them to become effective. For more, see our daily update on COVID-19 and the cybersecurity community.