Google Is Launching A Tool To Help Government Officials Track People’s Movements Amid Virus Pandemic

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Google is creating instruments helping health officials track people’s movements to help them determine if citizens are complying with social distancing guidelines, according to the company’s website.

The big tech company plans to regularly update the so-called “community mobility reports,” Google noted in a post late Thursday. The reports display the change in people’s visits to public places such as grocery stores, parks, homes and so forth, according to the company.

Google’s tools rely on “aggregated, anonymized sets of data” that the company has collected through Google Maps and other apps throughout the years. (RELATED: How Silicon Valley Went From Pariah To A Trump Ally In Less Than A Month)

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