This company you’ve never heard of says it knows who isn’t socially distancing

This company you've never heard of says it knows who isn't socially distancing

As a responsible adult in the midst of the pandemic, you’ve been doing your part and socially distancing like the experts recommend. But what about, you know, everyone else?

A company you’ve likely never heard of claims that it’s able to determine — on an individual basis — whether or not people have been taking appropriate spacing measures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. It’s able to accomplish such a feat because it’s collecting the location data of an untold number of smartphones around the country. 

The company, Unacast, went live with its Social Distancing Scoreboard Tuesday. The dashboard, billed as a public health utility, includes a county-by-county breakdown of people’s movement patterns. It assigns each county a grade, which Unacast based (at least in part) on how much people are traveling.  Read more…

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