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...