Monday, July 6, 2020

Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps: Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties

picture of a cell phone with contact tracing app selection

Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps

Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties

By Angelica Sanchez

University Relations

   

In an effort to track the spread of COVID-19, more and more contact tracing apps will continue to emerge. However, there are major concerns surrounding privacy issues when it comes to technology such as these apps collecting personal data.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Researchers use blockchain to drive electric-vehicle infrastructure

Car plugged into an electric vehicle charging station

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have integrated the use of blockchain into energy systems, a development that could result in expanded charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

In a study that outlines the new blockchain-oriented charging system, the researchers found that there is a lack of trust among charging service providers, property owners and owners of electric vehicles (EVs). 

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