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North Dakota’s COVID-19 app has been sending data to Foursquare and Google

21 May 2020

A new report from Jumbo Privacy finds that a coronavirus contact-tracing app is sharing location data with Foursquare and an advertising ID with Google.

The official COVID-19 contact tracing app for the state of North Dakota, designed to detect whether people have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus, sends location data and a unique user identifier to Foursquare—and other data to Google and a bug-tracking company—according to a new report from smartphone privacy company Jumbo Privacy.


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