In the News Today - April 7, 2020

April 07, 2020

Google Joins With U.K. Researchers to Track Coronavirus: Google is working with researchers in Europe to track the spread of the coronavirus using location data gathered from smartphones, according to a report in Bloomberg News. The location data, which Google collects from location-enabled apps such as Google Maps, has been shared with the researchers in an aggregated and anonymized format. It can’t be used to track an individual person; rather, it shows broad patterns of movement across entire countries over periods of time, according to the report.