Who’s Best at Social Distancing?

GPS data are judging social distancing efforts.
 
The startup Unacast—which gathers data from consumer apps—is scoring the US based on reductions in distances traveled, The Washington Post reports.
 
Washington, DC scored an A; Wyoming got an F. The US overall received a B grade, with a 32% drop in average distance traveled.
 
The government is in talks with several companies about gathering aggregated user data amid the pandemic.

China and South Korea—where privacy expectations are very different—already deploy smartphone surveillance, STAT reports. But US users are sure to raise privacy concerns about whether they can opt out, and if their data will be anonymized.
 
Don’t want your data added? Turn off location services.

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