All details in the preprint "Apps Against the Spread: Privacy Implications and User Acceptance of COVID-19-Related Smartphone Apps on Three Continents" arxiv.org/pdf/2010.14245.pdf

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Nevertheless, in all countries, there is a group of 15 to 21 % that are unlikely ever to install any app.

In free-text answers, many participants, especially in Germany and the US, raised concerns about data privacy and government surveillance.

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Interestingly, participants are more likely to use apps that have positive effects for the general public over individual advantages.

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We used cumulative link mixed models to understand how other factors influence the adoption. Overall we found that privacy-friendly apps are more likely to be installed and used.

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Contact Tracing Apps are favored across all countries regardless of any other factors, while apps that enforce quarantines are least wanted.

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Overall, the willingness to use any app was highest in China, followed by Germany. US participants are least likely to install an App, although they have similar expectations of others to use it.

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We presented ~1000 participants in each countrie with ten different scenarios of apps for purposes like symptom checking, quarantine enforcement, contact tracing, and others. We varied factors in line with

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How do factors influence the willingness to use apps to help fight . We studied differences between US, Germany and China.
arxiv.org/abs/2010.14245

Joint work with C. Utz,
S. Becker, T. Schnitzler,
F. Farke, F. Herbert, M. Dürmuth and L. Schaewitz

Breitbart, RT.com und andere rechte Seiten können offenbar weiter ungestört Geld mit deutschen Werbekunden machen: Der globale Sicherheitsstandard für Werbung ads.txt kann offenbar systematisch von unbekannten Zwischenhändlern missbraucht werden.
branded.substack.com/p/so-that

Maybe I simply received good submission to review, but the I created for myself this year is to be more positive. At least on the "average overall merit score" I succeeded 😁📈

Das GRK Privatheit ein Magazin, das krieg ich immer per Mail und kann ich sehr empfehlen:
privatheit.uni-passau.de/magaz

In unserer Corona-App Studie testen wir den Einfluss verschiedener Faktoren auf die Nutzungsbereitschaft versch. Typen von Apps.
Überraschendes erstes Ergebnis: Datenschutz ist den Menschen wichtig (Corona-Eindämmung aber auch!).
Lächelndes Gesicht mit geöffnetem Mund

Details: news.rub.de/presseinformatione

Our study underlines what privacy advocates have known for years: When people have to use Whatsapp or Youtube over alternatives it's not because they don't care for their privacy. needs to adopt . Full paper here:
eusec20.cs.uchicago.edu/eusec2

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35% of our participants believe that most of their apps collect data without their consent. More than 80% are concerned that this data is shared with third-party companies like ad trackers.

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Two-thirds think that entertainment apps like youtube and Netflix track not only their behavior but also their whereabouts. 87% think that this data is not only collected by one company but also shared with others.

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For his master thesis, Nils Quermann studied privacy expectations in Europe.
We found that participants are concerned about their privacy, but have low expectations.
The results will be presented at in September; the PDF is available. Thread
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@zeitonline berichtet über die Details des ursprünglichen Plans Handy-Verkehrsdaten zur Corona-Eindämmung zu benutzen. Ich hab darüber mit @mlaaff gesprochen. Zusammenfassung in Twitter-Länge: "Die technischen Möglichkeiten werden überschätzt" zeit.de/digital/datenschutz/20

Working on human-centered security and privacy problems? Consider submitting your latest work or work in progress to the 5th European Workshop on Usable Security co-located with @IEEEEUROSP
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Submission deadline March 16, 2020.
CFP: eusec20.cs.uchicago.edu

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