North Dakota’s COVID-19 app has been sending data to Foursquare and Google

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A new report from Jumbo Privacy finds that a coronavirus contact-tracing app is sharing location data with Foursquare and an advertising ID with Google. The official COVID-19 contact tracing app for the state of North Dakota, designed to detect whether people have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus, sends location data and a unique user identifier to Foursquare—and other data to Google and a bug-tracking company—according to a new report from smartphone privacy company Jumbo Privacy. Read Full Story

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Contact tracing apps are on the way. Will they help us get back to normal?

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With Apple and Google announcing more details for their exposure notification API, it’s clear coronavirus contact tracing apps are coming. But it’s not clear people will use them. As the United States looks to slowly return to something resembling life before the coronavirus pandemic, officials and researchers have been considering ways to continue reducing the spread of COVID-19. Read Full Story

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More US Consumers Are Shopping for Essential Goods While Keeping Contact to a Minimum

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In May this year, 44% of US adults picked up takeout from a restaurant more often than they did during the previous month, according to new data from Gallup. In the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19, the survey finds an increase in various kinds of convenience shopping and low-contact services as consumers continue to… Read More » The post More US Consumers Are Shopping for Essential Goods While Keeping Contact to a Minimum appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Uber app will list job openings to help Uber drivers find other jobs during COVID-19

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The section will feature job openings at more than a dozen companies, including McDonald’s, Walgreens, and FedEx. With 41 states staying at home under government orders, the transportation industry has taken a huge hit—including ride-hailing app Uber’s legion of 3.9 million drivers, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck and have seen their sole source of income dwindle during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Full Story

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Email Engagement Rates Stabilize After COVID Spike

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COVID-19 has had an effect on email marketing, and new data [registration required] from GetResponse indicates that response rates increased quite significantly during the first weeks of the pandemic. The analysis of active GetResponse customers (largely SMBs) with at least 1,000 contacts found that the average number of emails sent was high at the beginning… Read More » The post Email Engagement Rates Stabilize After COVID Spike appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Gates Foundation, WHO hacks are part of a growing wave of attacks on science and health officials

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Attacks against public health workers all over the world are on the rise, even in the U.S., where lockdown protesters have heckled the very nurses and doctors risking their lives to save ours. A trove of email addresses and passwords of World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Gates Foundation employees has been circulating among far-right neo-Nazi groups, reports Vice . But the circulation of that personal data is just the latest in a wave of growing attacks on science and health officials who are working to fight the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. Read Full Story

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