Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus


Google will publish location data from its users around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech giant said. The reports on users? movements in 131 countries will be made available on a special website and will ?chart movement trends over time by geography,? according to a post on one of the company?s blogs.