Millions in lockdown after China virus surge

For the last few months China has been enjoying a return to normality after largely eliminating the COVID-19 virus. Just three weeks ago pictures emerged showing packed nightclubs, bars and restaurants in the city of Wuhan, where coronavirus was first identified in late 2019. But...

How Facebook tracked Aussie virus spread

Facebook collects a huge amount of data on its users – now researchers have revealed how it could be used to predict COVID transmission. Anonymous “mobility data” you either didn’t know or don’t care that Facebook collects could have played a role in helping predicting...

Facebook tracking could predict virus spread

Anonymous “mobility data” you either didn’t know or don’t care that Facebook collects could have played a role in helping predicting the growth of some of Australia’s most worrying coronavirus clusters ahead of time. The anonymised data, provided by Facebook to select research partners as...