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Contact tracing app vetted by Apple found to share data with Foursquare and Google

May 21, 2020


North Dakota’s Care19 app, one of the first digital coronavirus contact tracing solutions to hit market in the U.S., contradicts its own privacy policy to share user information with third party companies like Foursquare and Google, according to a study released on Thursday.

A review of Care19 by privacy software specialist Jumbo Privacy found the app sends location data and other personal information to outside parties, reports Fast Company.

Developed by ProudCrowd, which markets a location-based social networking app for North Dakota State University sports fans, Care19 promises participant anonymity by assigning and tracking random user IDs.

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