(CNN NEWSOURCE) — Google is releasing data on people’s movements in order to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The tech giant will publish a series of what it’s calling “community mobility reports.” The reports show the kinds of places people are visiting in 131 countries and regions. The first one came out Friday.
The idea is to track movement trends to help inform and influence the response to the pandemic from governments and public health officials. Those trends include how people behave and respond to social distancing.
Google says the aggregated, anonymized sets of data are generated by users who turn on the location history setting. The company committed to not releasing information that could identify users.
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