As coronavirus spreads, yet another company brags about tracking you


Nothing turns a potential scandal into a marketing opportunity quite like a pandemic.

It was just three months ago that a leaked dataset containing 12 million people’s precise location data was considered evidence of a looming national privacy disaster. Oh, how the times have changed. In the face of the deadly coronavirus, companies that keep tabs on Americans’ locations are clamoring for our attention — and in the process arguing that their particular brand of surveillance is good, actually.

The latest addition to this party is Tectonix, which, in collaboration with X-Mode, tweeted a now-viral video demonstrating what it claims is the movement of spring break partiers after they departed a Florida beach.  Read more…


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