This map shows the distribution of people over the age of 60 in Mexico.
“High Resolution Population Density Maps These are the most accurate population datasets in the world. They are available to download for 169 countries, right now, by anyone, on UN OCHA’s Humanitarian Data Exchange here or Amazon AWS Open Data Sets here. You can find a tutorial video here for how to work with Population Density Maps in QGIS, a mapping software. ”
Source : Our Work on COVID-19 – Facebook Data for Good
“The Social Connectedness Index measures the strength of connectedness between two geographic areas as represented by Facebook friendship ties. These connections can reveal important insights about economic opportunities, social mobility, trade and more.”
Source : Social Connectedness Index – Facebook Data for Good
“Mobility Trends Reports Learn about COVID-19 mobility trends in countries/regions and cities. Reports are published daily and reflect requests for directions in Apple Maps. Privacy is one of our core values, so Maps doesn’t associate your data with your Apple ID, and Apple doesn’t keep a history of where you’ve been.”
Source : COVID‑19 – Mobility Trends Reports – Apple
“ As global communities respond to COVID-19, we’ve heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19. These Community Mobility Reports aim to provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential. ”
Source : COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports
“Les téléphones des Suisses seront ainsi utilisés pour lutter contre la pandémie. Les analyses seront effectuées uniquement dans les espaces publics, et pas, par exemple, dans les immeubles d’habitation ni les locaux d’entreprises. Ces données ne seront pas communiquées en direct à l’Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP), mais dans un délai de vingt-quatre heures environ. Les autorités ne sauront pas ce qui se passe en temps réel, mais avec un certain décalage. Le but sera sans doute de déterminer si des rassemblements illégaux ont lieu plusieurs jours de suite dans des endroits publics, afin, ensuite, de prendre des mesures pour les disperser.”
Source : Swisscom aidera la Confédération à détecter les attroupements via les téléphones – Le Temps
“We’re exploring ways that aggregated anonymized location information could help in the fight against COVID-19. One example could be helping health authorities determine the impact of social distancing, similar to the way we show popular restaurant times and traffic patterns in Google Maps”
Source : Location data gathered by Facebook, Google, other tech companies could be used to battle coronavirus spread – The Washington Post
“Netflix would’ve avoided this controversy if it had plainly told subscribers what it was doing somewhere in the app or with a notification. Instead, people discovered that Netflix was utilizing Android’s physical activity permission, which is strange behavior from a video streaming app. In some instances, it was doing this without asking users to approve the move first, as was the case for The Next Web’s Ivan Mehta. You’ve got to be transparent if you want to monitor anyone’s movements.”
Source : Netflix explains why it snuck a physical activity tracker onto some phones – The Verge
“Using a Shazam-like technology, the app would record audio to identify soccer games, and use the geolocation of the phone to locate which bars were streaming without licenses. El Diario reports that fans have downloaded that app more than 10 million times, essentially turning them into undercover narcs.”
Source : LaLiga’s app listened in on fans to catch bars illegally streaming soccer – The Verge
“Around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data, according to documents obtained by Motherboard. The documents also show that telecom companies sold data intended to be used by 911 operators and first responders to data aggregators, who sold it to bounty hunters. The data was in some cases so accurate that a user could be tracked to specific spots inside a building.”
Source : Big Telecom Sold Highly Sensitive Customer GPS Data Typically Used for 911 Calls – Motherboard
“An idle Android device communicates with Google nearly 10 times more frequently as an Apple device communicates with Apple servers. These results highlighted the fact that Android and Chrome platforms are critical vehicles for Google’s data collection. Again, these experiments were done on stationary phones with no user interactions. If you actually use your phone the information collection increases with Google”.
“In fact, location information constituted 35 percent of all the data samples sent to Google”.
Source : Google Data Collection research – Digital Content Next