We held an online meeting via Zoom on Friday 15th May. In addition to the usual chat, socialising and suggestions, we talked about the NHS COVID-19 app and Robert showed a number web sites with fun Apple trivia.
NHS COVID-19 App
We talked about the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app which is currently being tested on the Isle of Wight and concerns (including privacy and effectiveness) over the decision not to use the Apple/Google developed contact tracing system.
You can read about the app on the NHS web site.
There are numerous articles and reports on the privacy implications such as:
- How effective will the UK Covid-19 contact tracing app be and will it protect your privacy? - ITV News
- Just how anonymous is the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app? - Wired
- Human Rights and the Government’s Response to Covid-19: Digital Contact Tracing - UK Parliament Human Rights committee
Robert showed a number of web sites with interesting Apple trivia and information to read or view:
- Apple product placement in film and television logged by the Product Placement Blog
- 8 Apple products appear on the Forbes top 100 Greatest Designs list.
- A catalog of Music used by Apple in advertising and keynotes
- Folklore, short articles and anecdotes about the development of the original Macintosh.
- Every Mac, detailed information about Macs and other Apple products past and present, including the option to search by serial number.