Government officials across the U.S. are using location data from millions of cellphones in a bid to better understand the movements of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic and how they may be affecting the spread of the disease.
US gov authorities have started to receive analyses of movement patterns based on location data from shady firms, who are secretly gathering it from apps.— Wolfie Christl (@WolfieChristl) March 28, 2020
Above all, I think this data is flawed. I told the WSJ strong legal safeguards are needed, at least: https://t.co/gGUQjV1qoO pic.twitter.com/ZcJ4GCCZWs
This is how spring breakers spread the Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/XGkUljimXl— How Things Work (@ThingsWork) March 27, 2020
Mobile phone location data of Florida beachgoers during Spring break tracked to show potential coronavirus spread https://t.co/bn5JfyGJAh— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 28, 2020
A possibility for anonymized data and tracking...https://t.co/rXv1lphkvZ— Bret Swanson (@JBSay) March 28, 2020
Mobile phone location data shows Harris County residents keeping their distance https://t.co/yXpJDixlKh— Brittany Zucker (@brittanyzucker) March 28, 2020