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US govt in talks with Google, FB, Apple on using location data to fight coronavirus

Wednesday 18 March 2020 | 15:21 CET | News
The US government is in talks with tech companies and health experts about using anonymous location data from mobile phones to combat the coronavirus outbreak, the Washington Post reported. The data could be used to see if people are keeping at safe distances or to map the spread of infection, some sources said, adding that the project was in its early stages. A task force presented a range of ideas to the White House during a private meeting on 15 March. The discussions included representatives from Apple, Facebook, Google and other companies, plus investors Hangar and Ron Conway,

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Companies: Apple / Google
Countries: United States
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