Your phone knows if you're staying at home
And it is telling the government. The Verge's Casey Newton explains how location data is helping fight coronavirus, and why even privacy advocates don't think that's such a bad thing.
Casey Newton, Silicon Valley Editor at the Verge (@CaseyNewton)
Links to resources discussed:
Casey’s columns on location data:
https://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/3/25/21192629/coronavirus-surveillance-location-data-taiwan-israel-us-google, https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/21199654/location-data-coronavirus-us-response-covid-19-apple-google, https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/3/21206318/google-location-data-mobility-reports-covid-19-privacy
Google blog post on location sharing program:
Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset
About Recode by Vox:
Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.
Newsletter: Recode Daily
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices