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In the United States began to track citizens' smartphones to fight the virus — media



In the United States began to track citizens' smartphones to fight the virus — media

The government does not receive data on the location of Americans from mobile operators, but from advertisers who place ads in mobile applications.

In the US, authorities began to monitor the movements of residents through their smartphones in order to better understand the distribution routes of the coronavirus, writes The Wall Street Journal, citing sources.





According to the publication, the government does not receive data on the location of Americans from mobile operators, but from advertisers who place ads in mobile applications.

This information is depersonalized — the authorities can only see the person’s travel route, but they do not have data about himself or his phone.

According to WSJ, people are tracked in the 500 largest cities in the United States.

Recall that the number of cases of coronavirus infection in the United States exceeded 125 thousand people, of which more than 2 thousand died.



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