the U.S. authorities are watching the movement of US residents by using gathering with mobile devices in order to predict scenarios of the spread of coronavirus infection and to deal with it.
according to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, the Federal government Centers for control and prevention (CDC) and local authorities, tracking the location of smartphones Americans, and then analyzes the data about their movements. This information provides authorities with advertisers who place ads in social networking applications.
however, mobile operators such information with the authorities is not divided.
the Publication claims that the government receives only information about the location of users without knowing the other personal data like name or phone number.
These data the authorities gather on at least 500 cities in the United States. The aim is to identify patterns of movement of American citizens, which should help in the fight against coronavirus.