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Could tracking data stem virus?

Adrian Weckler


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A world map displays coronavirus cases and information inside the European Commission

A world map displays coronavirus cases and information inside the European Commission

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A world map displays coronavirus cases and information inside the European Commission

We all freak out at stories of how our every move is being tracked by apps such as Google.

But is it possible there is now a coldly effective use for that tracking data to help contain the coronavirus here?

I write about tracking quite a bit. It is always quite something to see every second of your day tracked at myactivity.google.com (literally on a map). Usually it's a chilling reminder of our new surveilled society.