Your Phone May Be Contributing to Google’s Coronavirus Reports

Location data is a new, somewhat controversial tool in the fight against Covid-19

Google’s “Location History” feature is being used to create public reports about the coronavirus outbreak. This “Timeline” view shows you locations that you’ve visited. Credit: Google

Google is leveraging its vast location-tracking powers to provide insights into how people are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic around the world.




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