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Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Reuters India Monday, 4 May 2020
Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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