Coronavirus Tracking in Today’s Surveillance Society

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Location tracking, facial recognition, and app-based tracking have become tools in fighting the spread of the SARS-COV 2 coronavirus. But will these uses start a conversation about how to safeguard personal privacy or result in it being further exploited?

I have half-jokingly suggested that there should be an app that records all iPhones that have been within 1 metre of that iPhone in the past 48 hours. I guess, in theory, Google/Facebok already has this info for Android phones.

And as the New York Times report I linked to last year shows, independent location tracking companies have this information for iPhone users too, thanks to third-party apps people use and grant location access.

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There’s an article in Science now that suggests app-based digital contact tracking.