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Government Tracking How People Move Around in Coronavirus Pandemic

Goal is to get location data in up to 500 U.S. cities to help plan response; privacy concerns call for “strong legal safeguards,” activist says

WASHINGTON—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.

The federal government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local governments have started to receive analyses about the presence and movement of people in certain areas of geographic interest drawn from cellphone data, people familiar with the matter…


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One Comment

  1. Gran Gran March 29, 2020

    Searching around SLACK and ended up twitter
    Pictures/videos of quiet Bronx hospitals . LA, too. Then picture of hospital ER in Italy and one in US. Same picture.
    This is getting very scary. What is REALLY GOING ON?

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