When you perform a ONE CLICK creation of your Private Cyberspace, a Personal Console software is installed into your browser.
Personal Console gives you full control your Private Cyberspace through a single user interface that works on most phones and laptops.
The Personal Console is frontend user interface of your Private Cyberspace, while the Disposable Nodes provide the backend computing power.
Personal Console described in this web page is for a Private Cyberspace that has been preloaded with applications selected by the contacttrace.com.au application provider. You are encourage to personalise it by changing the applications and their underlying infrastructures as you gain more experience with operating your own Private Cyberspace.
- NO download from App Stores or Play Store
- NO sign-up to any service or create any account
- NO advertisement or any unsolicited interruption
- NO leaking of data outside of your phone
- NO username, email, phone number etc. needed
- NO charge for use, distribution, modification (refer to license)
- NO hidden operation (source code is published publicly)
Once installed Personal Console will ask permission to access your location - like any other data collected by Personal Console, by default all location data collected stays on your phone and is used to display your location to you only.
Collect your first location into your Private Cyberspace with Personal Console in ONE SECOND with just 2 clicks.
On start up the Personal Console displays a map, showing your current location in the middle of it as a blue dot (as shown below).
First, click on the "Location Pin" button on the right of the screen (as shown above) to add a Pin on the map to indicate your current location.
Second, click on the "Web Pin" button on the resulting menu (as shown above) to use the Web Browser's internal geolocation value as your current location.
Congrats! You have just added your first information asset into your Private Cyberspace!
You can OPTIONALLY fuzzify share some of the data you have collected anonymously.
If you would like to share some of the data you have collected
Earn your first coin by submitting anonymous status with your Personal Console.
To protect your privacy, PRIVATE Alias can only be used to privately COLLECT data for you, to SHARE the data collected anonymously with others you can create one or more ANONYMOUS Alias.
Go to IDENTITY -> 1. Dynamic Alias -> a. List and check the alias Type in top row.
If it shows Private, tap on the Create Alias button to upgrade the alias to an Anonymous alias. Simply enter your preferred password and select OK.
The Wallet (where the coins are stored) will also be created automatically. Select any of the keys displayed and select OK when prompted.
Once completed, a confirmation pop-up message will be displayed.
The alias file will be downloaded to your device. The Exchange number is the number of coins earned. In the example below, the number is 0, which means there is no coin earned.
The next step is to add a pin on the map. In the example below, a Web pin is used. Once the pin is shown on the map, select the Location button on the right and scroll down to Time Blocks as shown below.
The Time Block window will be displayed. Select the Status button.
There are three status categories, Virtual Vaccine, Venue status and Safety Hazard, In the example below, Health - pcr positive (ppr) is selected. There is an optional message to be included after the status has been selected, e.g: Tested at a Haymarket clinic.
Once the status has been successfully submitted, it will be reflected in the Time Blocks.
To view the total number of coins earned, go to CITIZEN IDENTITY -> 2. Anonymous Interaction -> d. Wallet -> Exchange. In the example below, one coin has been earned.
Personal Console has a Daily Map in front, showing your movements and all the assets you have collected for EACH DAY.
Scrolling though the different days on the Daily Map is like flipping through a multimedia diary of your life. The more details you put into the Daily Map, the more insights you can gain from it and the more contributions you can potentially make using it.
When you first install app.contacttrace.com.au the following will be shown:
|Personal Console||initial display explained|
|1 - Alias Type||2 - Zoom Level|
|3 - Background Map||4 - Camera Scanner|
|5 - Current Location||6 - Location Pins|
|7 - Dynamic Alias||8 - Number of Alerts|
|9 - Map Copyright||10 - Map Scale|
|11 - Application Menu||12 - Notification List|
Items in the Notification List will NOT be shown again, after being click on once.
Base Map button displays different Base Maps as the background. The sample above is using the Transport Base Map, you can see the bus route number 418 along the roads. Besides picking different Base Maps for different purposes, you can also edit those maps online by just clicking the "Edit" button.
Camera Scanner can scan most QR codes, Barcodes and Text for contact tracing (e.g. bus shops QR codes, Alipay Wechat QR codes, product Barcodes, all COVID QR codes worldwide).
Current Location button shows you rapidly where you currently are on the map (and depending on your phone might also show the direction you are facing).
Add Pin button enables you to put locations you have visited on the map.
Menu button allows you to select the easy One Button Contact Trace Mode or the full featured Advanced Mode.
Copyright button gives you more details on the creators of the displayed Base Map
Location Pin is an easy and powerful way of collecting information about you and your environment.
They do not just tell you locations on the map, you can attach ANY sort of useful information onto each of them e.g. food orders, people names, shopping receipts, wifi signals etc.
The more pins you collect
- the more details you have to TRACK down the virus
- the better insight you GAIN into your lifestyle
- the more data you can SELL to potential buyers
The Pins are all numbered from the beginning of each day. So the first pin of the day is number 1, then 2, then 3 etc.
To help you see where the data for each pin came from easily, they can have different colours.
Placed by touching the exact location on the map
Import from Servers (e.g. external gps devices)
Import from Phone (e.g. gpx, kml mobile apps)
Placed by scanning QR codes
Placed by using current geolocation from web browser
Placed by selecting from a list of names of venue nearby
import from our own app (e.g. 88io.apk)
Apple and Google have massive geo-positioning capabilities, but accuracy on their mobiles is still not good enough for within metre positioning - this is where you can help.
If you zoom into the blue dot on your map, by spreading out with 2 fingers, you will see a blue circle around the blue dot, which indicates the accuracy of your location as reported by the blue dot (as shown below).
Some governments offer high resolution images for free (e.g. NSW Australia) which act as a great background map.
Below is the same view as above, but with the base map changed using Change Base Map button in the upper right of the screen.
For high accuracy placement, you can use the image background to see whether the blue dot is indicating your current position properly and only use Web Pin if it is acceptable.
For example, as shown below, the user was standing next to a rubbish bin collection area.
Web Pins are coloured Black. All Pins are numbered in chronological order (as shown below).
When the blue dot accuracy of your current location is poor, you can use Touch Pin to specify a more accurate position by selecting Touch Pin instead of Web Pin and then touching the map at the correct position.
For example, as shown below, the blue dot was in the middle of the road when the user was standing on the pavement, so the user clicked the Touch Pin button instead of the Web Pin button and touched the screen.
Touch Pins are coloured Green. There are lines linking all pins together in chronological order (as shown below).
Unlike the very limited COVID QR Code scanners, Virtual Vaccine can make use of any QR code, Barcode and Text images, e.g. overseas COVID QR Codes, Alipay, bus seats, home made QR codes etc.
A faster result is normally achieved when using the rear facing camera.
If the QRcode scanning is successful, a blue pin will be displayed on the map.
To take the photo, it must be done in landscape mode and if it is detected, it will be shown as below.
After clicking on the barcode result, a black pin will be displayed on the map.
Use the camera to take a photo of the text or the image to be scanned.
If the result is successful, a black pin will be displayed on the map.
Personal Console is implemented as a Progressive Web App, giving it benefits like:
- Cross Platform - web browser based works across multiple computer (Windows, macOS, Linux) and phone (Android, iOS, Linux) platforms.
- Store Independence - no tracking by Google Play Store and Apple App Store what, when how you use your app.
- Offline Capable - use of Progressive Web Application allows operation without server and without internet.
Web Console is the first step in building up your Private Cyberspace. Just point your browser to 88.io and you will be redirected to the nearest Personal Console launch point.
Personal Console gives you control of your Private Cyberspace through a web browser interface.
To ensure maximum privacy, it can operate OFFLINE without any network connection.
For details please visit Personal Console page.
You can use it immediately to start building up your personal information assets by scanning COVID QR codes, Shopping Barcodes, Bus Shops QR Codes etc.
You can also install mobile apps to feed your Personal Map automatically with locations you have visited and wireless signals you have encountered (e.g. bluetooth signals from other COVID apps, TVs, earbuds etc.) while it remains in your pocket.
Unlike other apps, your have full independent control of Citizen Assisted Contact Tracing right on your phone. By default:
NO sending of DATA outside your phone.
When needed (say you tested COVID positive or someone offered you a bag of cash) you can selectively disclose some of the collected data.
NO running of SOFTWARE outside your phone.
Software (e.g. Personal Map itself) does not need to "phone home" to operate. In fact you can make a copy and start your own COVID fighting force independent of us.
As you gain more confidence in Citizen Assisted Contact Tracing, you can start to exchange data and rewards with other citizens under the protection of the Fiduciary Exchange.
To start you need to feed your selected Alias with some location.
Although your PRIVATE Alias gives you perfect memory (e.g. history of your movements), when there is a large outbreak, it might takes too long to be notified out-of-band (e.g. through TV news) that you might be exposed and wait for you to submit your movement manually.
When there is an outbreak you can OPTIONALLY use your ANONYMOUS Alias to submit some of your data to the Fiduciary Exchange under the protection of novel technologies like Dynamic Alias and Fuzzy Block.
Instead of submitting data directly to the government, Fiduciary Exchange allows your data to be processed and shared differently under your FULL CONTROL depending on the current threat level.
ANONYMOUS Alias can be used in Defensive Mode - when there is no outbreak. You do NOT have to submit any data to Fiduciary Exchange, only basic automatic logging on your phone and manual scanning of mandatory QR codes, thus saving battery, data traffic and manual effort.
REALTIME Alias can be used on Offensive Mode - when there is an outbreak. You can send your privacy protected data into the Fiduciary Exchange, turn on intensive automatic logging and perform frequent manual scanning of voluntary QR codes or tapping on Virtual Markers in locations without QR codes.
The anonymity and speed of Exposure Notifications sent by the Fiduciary Exchange are controlled by the citizens themselves based on their own circumstances.
Fiduciary Exchange uses blockchains to scale up linearly according to demand and to protect against bad citizens with malicious intents. The more citizens, the more data, the more devices, the more anonymity, the more security.
People accessing the Community Map can use the different trust levels assigned by Fiduciary Exchange to get an indication of the quality of different information provided on the map by different Aliases.
From COVID test queue lengths to availability of Pfizer vaccine at a GP, any information relevant to the COVID fight is welcomed.
The Community Map is also using the Bluetooth and Wifi signals (collected as part of the Data Fusion function) donated by some citizen volunteers to to build a terrestrial indoor friendly Geopositioning Network. No need for foreign satellites and rockets, a national critical infrastructure built and owned by the citizens!
By storing your data on your device AND performing computation on them yourself, you retain control and thus ownership of your data.
For people who are used to submitting their data PASSIVELY to the Cloud, the freedom of controlling their data ACTIVELY can be a liberating experience.
Those who don't move, don't notice their chains.
- Rosa Luxemburg
Disclosing your data to enrich or to enslave, to protect or to attack, to gain or to deliver value ... now it is YOUR choice and no longer the Cloud's choice.
At least one pin is required. It can be a Web pin, a Touch pin, a QR pin or an Imported pin.
The pin settings is located in CITIZEN INSIGHT -> Community Map -> Daily Map -> Settings.
The pins displayed will be based on the values in the settings.
Display Date: show pins created on this date.
Display Timezone: show pins created with the selected time zone.
Block Type: Local (small area, 30 minute block) or Global (much bigger area, 1 day block).
Display Length: from 1 day to 28 days.
Display Storage: from 28 days to 60 days.
Display Date: pins created after the selected date will not be displayed.
Auto Submit: if turned on, it will automatically submit the last Covid status to every new pin created.
Copy Government: if turned on, it will send the status to a government agency.
L1: Local block 1.
1P: 1 pin.
Neighbours: display and check Covid status submitted in the 8 surrounding blocks.
Status: submit a Covid status
Check: display the Covid status submitted within the same block (not available for users with "Private" alias).
Receive Message: display all messages sent and received within the same block (not available for users with "Private" alias).
Send Message: submit a message to other users within the same block (not available for users with "Private" alias).
The alphanumeric characters on the right are the aliases who send the messages.
"Having Covid symptoms" was sent by _Siq-2OI alias on 16-Jun-2022 at 13.46.
"Positive PCR test in Haymarket" was sent by MK82QiYL alias on 16-Jun-2022 at 13:45.
The data settings is located in CITIZEN INSIGHT -> Citizen Timeline -> Virtual Vaccine.
Vaccination, Test, Quarantine and Symptoms allow users to store the result. There is also an option to share the result.
Identity: Anonymous or Alias
Reward: Retrospective or Negotiate
Fuzziness: Global, Local or Exact
Delete: Data removed after the selected date
Vulnerability: Yes, No
Hotspots: Display areas on the map where there are Covid cases for up to the last 28 days
Current: Display the current location on the map
Past: Set the number of days