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USA debate with technology to use smartphone data to curb coronavirus

USA debate with technology to use smartphone data to curb coronavirus


The United States is holding meetings with Facebook, Google, and other technology companies to evaluate the use of location data from smartphones to combat the pandemic.

Stop the spread of the new
        
        
coronavirus

        

 SARS-CoV-2 has become one of the main challenges in countries such as Italy, Spain or the United States. While they close stores, classrooms, and borders and establish distancing measures, they also

They look for an ally in technology to stop infections

. The government of

U.S

is holding meetings

with Facebook, Google and other technology companies

and with health experts.

Discuss how to use location data

of the
        
        
smartphones

        

 of United States citizens to

combat the pandemic

,

according to The Washington Post

. With this information, they plan to help epidemiologists to

spot trends

,

map the spread of infection

and check whether people maintain the established safety distances from each other.

This collaboration between Washington and Silicon Valley reflects the urgency to stop the outbreak from expanding. The pandemic has already spread for at least 140 countries and affects about 200,000 people. The government of
        
        
Donald trump