Contact Tracing: Laying the Foundation for Real-Time Social Tracking — Activist Post – June 1, 2020

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By Sia Mohajer

Many academics, business leaders, and governments are claiming that technology is a critical part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. By utilizing the surveillance capabilities of modern data acquisition systems, it is believed, citizens can be provided with tools that will allow them to see if they have come into contact with someone infected with the virus. →

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How Governments Are Deploying Big Data To Enforce COVID-19 Quarantines — Activist Post – March28, 2020

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By Tyler Durden

This week a technology startup called Unacast launched a new app called “Social Distancing Scoreboard,” which tracks the GPS location of smartphones and grades geographical regions, such as a town, county, and or even a state, on how well residents in those areas are abiding by the government-enforced social distancing rules. The app creates an index, ranked from A to F, for whether people are staying home or not. →

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