Contact-tracing app caught sharing location data with Foursquare

Contact-tracing app caught sharing location data with Foursquare

Contact-tracing apps
are problematic
, and that’s before they violate their own
privacy policies.

The
Care19 app
, developed for the North Dakota Department of Health
by developer ProudCrowd, was intended to assist health officials in
their battle against coronavirus by logging users’ location data.
In the process, according to a
report released Thursday
, it also sent users’ location data to
Foursquare.

The findings, published by the makers of the privacy-focused app

Jumbo
, highlight the risks inherent in contact-tracing apps.
When you have software designed to log your location, or your
interactions with other people, and then share that data, you run
the risk of said data ending up in unintended hands. 
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Contact-tracing app caught sharing location data with
Foursquare