• U.S. government uses mobile location data to track movements during outbreak

    2 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    The data is anonymized but its use still raises privacy concerns
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  • As COVID-19 Accelerates, Governments Must Harness Mobile Data to Stop Spread

    As COVID-19 Accelerates, Governments Must Harness Mobile Data to Stop Spread

    2 monthes ago - By Scientific American

    Despite privacy concerns, “contact tracing” using GPS data may be our best bet to contain this large and fast-growing pandemic
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  • US government officials using mobile ad location data to study coronavirus spread

    US government officials using mobile ad location data to study coronavirus spread

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    US government officials are using cellphone location data from the mobile ad industry -not data from the carriers themselves- to track Americans' movements during the coronavirus outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with state and local governments have received cell phone data about people in areas of “geographic interest,” the WSJ reports.
    The goal is to create a government portal with geolocation information from some 500 cities across the country, to help ascertain how well people are...
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