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  1. I liked this. Personally I appreciate some reality. It helps me tune my own reactions. I also appreciate it when it allows me to form connection and engage in healthier ways. That said I get that there’s a spectrum, and folks have needs that take them to different places on it.
  2. Hey wow, thanks for this. Its a good group, and really enjoy the chance to participate!! Here's to a great November 🙂 -cbs
  3. I guess like everything, one makes a choice/balance. I'm as privacy centric as the next person... that said, Apple has always been pretty good about providing privacy settings that work (if you actually use them, which many don't) , and the Canadian app (as opposed to others) plugs into an iOS native mechanism. Apple asserts: - COVID Alert has no way of knowing: -your location - COVID Alert does not use GPS or location services -your name or address -the place or time you were near someone -if you're currently near someone who was previously diagnosed While I'm used to phone apps wanting to share if I don’t restrict them (again, which is why i tend to use apple as it has fairly good app containment... Apple is pretty good at actually paying folks that find bugs in their containment: https://developer.apple.com/security-bounty/ They award $100k to anyone that can get unauthorized access to application data, and more depending on how "remote" the exploit is. So yes, any communication is riskier than none, but unless someone has specifically-sourced exploit data (and i don't see any national Vulnerability Database entries on this right now), I'd say this mechanism is safer than the cell-tower location data already exchanged and available to LE. Actually, I'd note that in the case of public health applications, if there ever was some "secret deal" with a backdoor, the very use of it would close the door... LE use for example, would make waves in security or public circles... and undermine the reputation of the application, and folks would remove it... which in turn would be a danger to public health. Google has a little less control of their eco-system, but even then the same basic incentives apply. I'd be interested if anyone has any documented exploits. -cbs
  4. Hey all, i'm not sure if you have run across this, but I'm a big fan. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/covid-alert.html My favourite part is that it is anonymous. It exchanges tokens via Bluetooth. No real names are given. It stores the code / token of contacts one had been in proximity to for 15mins. If someone gets Covid, they will get a code to put into the app... it sends then notifies folks that the person that got it to those that are exposed. It seems a safe anonymous way to ensure that one notifies / is notified regarding exposure. I especially like that the underlying mechanism was co-developed by Google and Apple to make sure they got the anonymization part right 🙂 -cbs
  5. What a great interview! it illustrates how the work can be a professional and satisfying calling, and casts in sharp relief how reactions to it are unfortunately too often negative. Thanks Allie, for sharing your world a bit.. including the hard parts. It makes the community stronger, helps change minds, and helps us all understand a little better! -cbs.
  6. Interesting. I didn’t know it was a thing. Thanks for sharing that.
  7. Lol... I try to be a study in contrasts, an atheist fascinated by religion.
  8. Agreed, these interviews share perspectives that are both human, and provide the kind of insight that is rare to find. I’m thinking these could be compiled into a book that would help the national conversation. Thanks again @waterat and @lydiahardwood for a thoughtful piece. -cbs
  9. Thanks @Jenesis, great interview. Very informative. I find this sort of ‘backstage’ information helpful, as it gives me a better sense of the SP experience, and I hope a better client:) -cbs
  10. That’s a fairly narrow set of providers. I suspect Toronto or NYC would be the best place to find.
  11. I love this video describing consent, using the analogy of tea 🙂
  12. ‘Whore of Babylon’ ... curious what denomination that features that.
  13. II was wondering if any guys would like to pm about ‘sponsoring’ a visit to SJ for an SP that doesn’t often make in here. SJ is a limited market, and I suspect that one of the ladies that sometimes visit Fredericton or Moncton would visit if there were a guaranteed number of appointments. I’m guessing three would ensure a profit for a day, and could anchor a visit cost-wise. Interested in picking a date and provider ? PM me.
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