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U.S. Government, Tech Discussing Using Location Data to Track Coronavirus

Facebook, Google and other technology companies are in discussions with the U.S. government about using location data from smartphones to fight the spread of coronavirus, namely; if people are self-quarantining in ways that could stem the outbreak, The Washington Post reports. If data is compiled in anonymous form by the companies, it could help public health researchers map the spread of the...

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