Fighting the coronavirus with big data and contact tracing
April 23, 2020 at 11:01 AM EDT
Researchers and health officials in the U.S. are scrambling for more comprehensive data about the spread of the coronavirus, raising questions about what personal information we should collect in a time of crisis. Apple and Google have teamed up to develop a contact tracing tool that they say will protect privacy. But, for it to work, the majority of the public will need to opt-in.