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Die Corona-Krise und ihre Folgen

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Links vom 24.05.2020

"The Wuhan Hoax - Covid-19 and Trump’s War on the U.S. Intelligence Community"

Bob Dreyfuss wirft der US-Regierung die Verbreitung der These vor, dass Covid-19 aus einem chinesischen Forschungslabor in Wuhan stamme. Die Kampagne des Weißen Hauses erinnere an die Vorbereitung des Irak-Krieges, so Dreyfuss. "The run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2002-2003 should be on all our minds today. Then, top officials simply repeated again and again that they believed both Saddam Hussein’s nonexistent ties to al-Qaeda and his nonexistent active nuclear, chemical, and bioweapon programs were realities and assigned intelligence community collectors and analysts to look into them (while paying no attention to their conclusions). Now, Trump and his people are similarly putting their fat fingers on the scale of reality, while making it clear to hopefully intimidated intelligence professionals just what conclusions they want to hear. Because those professionals know that their careers, salaries, and pensions depend on the continued favor of the politicians who pay them, there is, of course, a tremendous incentive to go along with such demands, shade what IC officials call the 'estimate' in the direction the White House wants, or at least keep their mouths shut." (TomDispatch vom 21.05.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/op9

"Mikhail Gorbachev: When the Pandemic Is Over, the World Must Come Together"

In diesem schon etwas älteren Beitrag plädiert der frühere Präsident der Sowjetunion und Friedensnobelpreisträger Michail Gorbatschow dafür, dass die Corona-Pandemie als Sprungbrett für eine neue internationale Kooperation genutzt werden sollte. "What we urgently need now is a rethinking of the entire concept of security. Even after the end of the Cold War, it has been envisioned mostly in military terms. Over the past few years, all we’ve been hearing is talk about weapons, missiles and airstrikes. This year, the world has already been on the brink of clashes that could involve great powers, with serious hostilities in Iran, Iraq and Syria. And though the participants eventually stepped back, it was the same dangerous and reckless policy of brinkmanship. Is it not clear by now that wars and the arms race cannot solve today’s global problems? War is a sign of defeat, a failure of politics. The overriding goal must be human security: providing food, water and a clean environment and caring for people’s health. To achieve it, we need to develop strategies, make preparations, plan and create reserves. But all efforts will fail if governments continue to waste money by fueling the arms race. I’ll never tire of repeating: we need to demilitarize world affairs, international politics and political thinking." (TIME.com vom 15.04.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/oph

"One of the first contact-tracing apps violates its own privacy policy"

In den USA hat sich Geoffrey A. Fowler zufolge herausgestellt, dass die privaten Nutzerdaten einer Corona-Tracing-App nicht nur an die US-Regierung, sondern auch an ein anderes Unternehmen weitergeleitet worden sind. "As governments build coronavirus-tracking smartphone technology, who is making sure their apps live up to privacy promises? A new analysis of one of the first of a handful of U.S. contact-tracing apps, North and South Dakota’s Care19, finds it violates its own privacy policy by sharing citizen location and other personal data with an outside company. The review was published Thursday by privacy software maker Jumbo. (…) Health authorities are moving fast to build coronavirus apps, often with limited technical resources. They’re relying on commercial tracking companies and murky privacy protections — and under those conditions, it’s not clear we should trust them. (…) As governments develop these apps, they’re going to need the resources to develop their own technology that doesn’t rely on commercial surveillance companies — or more help from Apple and Google." (The Washington Post vom 21.05.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/opj

"Taiwan’s Coronavirus Lesson — Technology with Transparency"

Taiwan demonstriert nach Ansicht von Ellison Laskowski, wie digitale Technologie bei der Bekämpfung der Corona-Pandemie transparent eingesetzt werden kann. "The coronavirus outbreak has served as a critical opportunity to showcase and test Taiwan’s commitment to digital democracy. Led by Digital Minister Tang, it has leaned heavily on technology as a way to strengthen democracy by increasing participation in government. Since 2014 a group of civic-minded citizens and coders called g0v (pronounced 'gov-zero') has sought to improve government transparency via open-source tools. Many entered into government partnerships and now collaborate via the VTaiwan or 'Virtual Taiwan' platform. Along with another government-managed civic-engagement site called Join, this allows for online brainstorming and works to create consensus around policy debates. (…) Some of the tools Taiwan has harnessed in its coronavirus success story naturally raise questions and concerns about the future of big data and technology in public health. But it has also demonstrated a commitment to civic engagement and open government throughout its response. Even if it is hard to imagine the 'Taiwan model' being replicated fully elsewhere, its low case numbers, efforts at transparency, and its demonstrated assistance to countries around the world make it hard to argue that it is not doing many things right." (German Marshall Fund of the United States vom 13.05.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/opk

"Here’s how to use tech to turn COVID-19 tragedy into 'a global immune system'"

Frederick Kempe stellt die Initiative von David Bray, Direktor des GeoTech Center beim Atlantic Council, zur Schaffung eines "Pandemic Prevention Board” vor, das zunächst nicht von Regierungen, sondern von internationalen Unternehmen geführt werden soll. "The PPB initially would be an industry-driven answer to the now-obvious need, in the words of Bill Gates, for world leaders to 'take what has been learned from this tragedy and invest in systems to prevent future outbreaks.' (…) The PPB would represent an alliance of technology companies focused on advancing solutions to safeguard against future low probability, high consequence pandemics – either naturally occurring or manually designed. Though experts are afraid to say this out loud and thus tempt fate, the COVID-19 impact has also impressed terrorist and extremist groups about the low-cost, high-impact destructive power of pathogens. In Bray’s plan, the board’s flagship initiative would center around the concept of building an 'immune system for the planet' that could detect a novel pathogen in the air, water or soil and rapidly sequence its DNA or RNA." (Atlantic Council vom 16.05.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/opl

"Surveillance Capitalism Meets the Coronavirus Shock Doctrine"

Naomi Klein und Shoshana Zuboff diskutieren in diesem Podcast mit Mehdi Hasan über die Risiken des "Überwachungskapitalismus" in der Post-Corona-Welt. "Governments and Tech Giants around the world are using the Covid-19 crisis to advance a vision of a future in which 'our every move, our every word, our every relationship is trackable, traceable, and data-mineable,' writes 'The Shock Doctrine' author Naomi Klein, 'a future in which, for the privileged, almost everything is home delivered, either virtually via streaming and cloud technology, or physically via driverless vehicle or drone.' But this future isn’t inevitable. 'We’re not necessarily locked into this deterministic narrative that too many pundits are hawking and the tech companies are salivating over — that post-Covid we’re going to have comprehensive biosurveillance of all of society,' says Shoshana Zuboff, author of 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.' 'People are worried. People are asking questions.' In this live conversation hosted by The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan, Klein and Zuboff discuss the dangers of surveillance capitalism in the post-coronavirus world — and how we might be able to use this moment of crisis to inspire change for the better." (The Intercept vom 20.05.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/opm

"Unsere Branche versagt"

"Meinungsfreiheit hat stets auch eine hässliche Seite", konstatiert Bettina Gaus in ihrem Kolumnenbeitrag zur Meinungsfreiheit in Coronazeiten. "Falschinformationen? Was genau ist darunter eigentlich zu verstehen? Wenn jemand erklärt, es gebe das Coronavirus nicht, dann halte ich das für eine eindeutige Falschinformation. Aber es ist nicht verboten, derlei zu sagen. Es ist nicht verboten, Quatsch zu verbreiten. Man darf behaupten, der Mond sei aus Käse. Ich finde es deprimierend, dass daran inzwischen erinnert werden muss." (Tageszeitung vom 23.05.2020) https://kurz.bpb.de/opp

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