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Cellphone Data And Coronavirus: Would You Give It Up To Stop The Spread?04:59
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Facebook and Google are collaborating with the White House on possibly mining user data to halt the spread of the coronavirus, according to reporting by The Washington Post. (Alexander Koerner/Getty Images for Volkswagen AG)
Facebook and Google are collaborating with the White House on possibly mining user data to halt the spread of the coronavirus, according to reporting by The Washington Post. (Alexander Koerner/Getty Images for Volkswagen AG)

According to reporting from The Washington Post, Facebook and Google are collaborating with the White House on possibly mining user data to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

Host Jeremy Hobson talks to Ben Brock Johnson (@TheBrockJohnson), who covers tech for Here & Now, about whether this is scary, hope-inspiring — or both.

This segment aired on March 27, 2020.

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