People wearing face masks look at a cellphone outside an Apple store during a May Day holiday in Shanghai on May 1, 2020. Photo: AFP People wearing face masks look at a cellphone outside an Apple store during a May Day holiday in Shanghai on May 1, 2020. Photo: AFP
People wearing face masks look at a cellphone outside an Apple store during a May Day holiday in Shanghai on May 1, 2020. Photo: AFP

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Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps to combat Covid-19

  • Both companies said privacy and preventing governments from using the system to compile data on citizens was a primary goal

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People wearing face masks look at a cellphone outside an Apple store during a May Day holiday in Shanghai on May 1, 2020. Photo: AFP People wearing face masks look at a cellphone outside an Apple store during a May Day holiday in Shanghai on May 1, 2020. Photo: AFP
People wearing face masks look at a cellphone outside an Apple store during a May Day holiday in Shanghai on May 1, 2020. Photo: AFP
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