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April 03, 20 - 10:36 am - LABS

Brazilian telecom carrier shares location database with authorities

Telecom towers are capable of pinpoint a mobile’s location. Photo: Shutterstock

Vivo’s parent company, Telefônica Brasil made a deal with São Paulo’s government to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The carrier will provide the state’s population location data in real time. The data will be shared with IPT – Institute for Technological Research, an organization linked to the state’s Secretariat for Economic Development.

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