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Smartphone tracking is spreading with COVID-19

Written by Cameron Martel

June 11, 2020

Smartphone tracking is spreading with COVID-19

As COVID-19 spread globally seemingly overnight, so did cellphone tracking. According to reports, tens of millions of people globally were placed under surveillance by governments, corporations and scientists in just a few short months to track health and habits – all often without their consent.

Interestingly enough, objections to surveillance practices seem to be geographically-based with increased debate in Europe and the U.S. According to the Pew Research Center, most Americans don’t think surveillance will make an impact in the fight against COVID-19 and are fairly evenly split on whether or not these practices are acceptable.

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