Personal PrivacyTaiwan is Tracking Citizens’ Phones to Make Sure They’re Staying IndoorsMarch 23, 2020Personal PrivacycoronavirusTaiwantracking The Infinite BriefTaiwan is rolling out a mobile phone-based “electronic fence” that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes. The system monitors phone signals to alert police and local officials if those in home quarantine move away from their address or turn off their phones. Officials also call twice a day to ensure people don’t avoid tracking by leaving their phones at home. The system has drawn few complaints in Taiwan, which has reported only reported 108 cases of the virus, compared with more than 80,900 in neighboring China. Curated from The Independent Tags :coronavirusTaiwantrackingshare on Facebookshare on Twittershare on LinkedInshare on Redditadd a comment Leave a Response Cancel replyCommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thousands of Computers Designed to Mine Cryptocurrency are Now Working on Coronavirus ResearchMicrosoft Issues Warning About Critical Windows Vulnerability Allowing Hackers to Remotely Run CodeYou Might Also LikePersonal PrivacyA Growing List of Companies Are Now Using Webcams to Monitor Their Remote EmployeesPersonal PrivacyNew Google Data Shows a 350% Increase in Phishing Websites During the Coronavirus PandemicPersonal PrivacyWhat’s the Going Rate for Social Security Numbers on the Dark Web?