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Tech Tuesday: Tracking Coronavirus Through Location Data

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Location data from millions of phones is helping the U.S. government collect clues about COVID-19.

Officials hope that by tracking where people move and gather they can pinpoint how novel coronavirus spreads.

Privacy advocates warn that strong legal safeguards to such data gathering are needed.

Today on Tech Tuesday: On a data hunt for COVID-19, plus a new book details the inner workings at Facebook, and more.

Guests:

  • Byron Tau, reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • Steven Levy, author, Facebook: The Inside Story
  • Russell Holly, contributing editor, Android Central.

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