TOBY SHAPSHAK: 1984, or Florence Nightingale?
Most would agree that using phone data to fight a pandemic is a good thing — but it could become a post-Covid-19 habit
The government is tracking your cellphone. And instead of being horrified at the spectre of a surveillance state, many people are happy about it because the invasion of privacy is arguably necessary and potentially lifesaving.
The data is used to track the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic as part of efforts to "flatten the curve".