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White House may use location data from Google to track the coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, countries are starting to employ high-tech strategies to stop the virus from growing.

The U.S. government is currently exploring the idea of using smartphone location data from Facebook and Google to better keep an eye on how and where the coronavirus spreads.

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How Google Maps will help you during the coronavirus outbreak

Google Maps can be a helpful tool when it comes to dealing with business disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Google is advising business owners to update their Google Maps listings with specific information if affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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How To Use Google Maps Incognito Mode for Android & iPhone

Due to the growing concern of digital behavior tracking, especially location tracking, Google introduced some privacy improvements. Among them was the new Incognito Mode for Google Maps. It helps prevent Google from saving certain types of data and removes personalization details from its Maps app.

Incognito Mode for Maps builds on Incognito Mode for the Chrome browser released back in 2008. Enabling Incognito for Maps stops data generated by that particular device from showing up in your Google Location History.

If you happen to be sharing your location with someone else on Google Maps, it’ll dismiss updates about your whereabouts while it’s active. The [...]

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Police abuse of location data causes more harm than good

Being innocent doesn’t stop you from being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Zachary McCoy enjoys riding his bike. It’s a great way to get a little fresh air and exercise, and millions like him do the same. McCoy also, like many other people, uses an app to keep track of his bike rides, and this put him in the crosshairs of Gainsville, Florida police as a suspect in a crime he didn’t commit. Welcome to geofence warrants.

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