In an attempt to contain the coronavirus and relax the fearful situation of Covid-19, Israeli cyber security company NSO group has turned to surveillance in order to track people infected with the deadly coronavirus, and with the data the company detects who the coronavirus infected patients have been in contact with.
Along with Israel, countries like China, Singapore, and South Korea have also started screening and predicting the spread of the coronavirus. As per the Wall Street Journal, researchers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been developing an application to monitor and track the Covid-19 patients and whoever they interact with and have taken the matter to the Federal government regarding the use.
Further, the NSO group have said that they have conversed with the government, claiming many countries have started testing it. In the company’s leap to collect personal data, it says the product will work best if local smart-phone administrators support it by giving records of every subscriber in the country.
Israel has 7,428 confirmed cases as of Friday with 358 total deaths. Public health experts think location tracking can serve as a temporary measure to allow normalcy before the availability of a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus.