COVID-19: Attention iOS Users! This May Be of Interest to You if You Use the “Maps” App!



While Apple guarantees our personal privacy on our iOS devices, if you use the “Maps” app on your iOS device, you will probably want to be aware of the information which is available at the following two Apple links. This first piece of information was published by Apple on April 14, 2020.

Apple Makes Mobility Data Available to Aid COVID-19 Efforts:

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/04/apple-makes-mobility-data-available-to-aid-covid-19-efforts/

This second link is for downloading the complete “Mobility Trends Reports” data set which is generated by concatenating data from the Apple “Maps” app on your iOS device. This data is generated when you request directions from the “Maps” app:

https://covid19.apple.com/mobility

For the record, it was reported in our local newspaper today that our local government is now using the aforementioned data to track movement on our island in relation to the spread of COVID-19. While Apple clearly states that this mobility data is not associated in any way with our personal Apple IDs, nevertheless, it does leave me with an uncomfortable feeling. Personally, I never use the “Maps” app. However, you may. Thus, I am sharing this information with you so that you are aware of it.

For those of you who may have possibly missed some of my previous coronavirus-related writings, following is a list of everything I have written to date regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe that you will find a lot of useful, factual, instructive and Scriptural information in this material. Please feel free to share this list on your own timelines, pages, in your Facebook groups, and on any other social networks where you happen to participate. Thank you so very much, and God bless you!

Bill’s Bible Basics Coronavirus Information Center:

Bill’s Bible Basics Coronavirus Information Center

Bill’s Bible Basics Articles:

BBB Article: “Coronavirus: Just the Facts, Ma’am”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/coronavirus-1.html

BBB Article: “COVID-19, Financial Assistance and Christian Love”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/covid-19-financial-assistance-christian-love-1.html

BBB Article: “Coronavirus: Defiant Christians, Stay Home!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/coronavirus-defiant-christians-stay-home-1.html

BBB Article: “COVID-19: Exposure Logging and Contact Tracing: Is It Safe?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Articles/COVID-19-ExposureLogging-ContactTracing-1.html

Bill’s Bible Basics Blog Posts:

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Latest Statistics – Bill’s Bible Basics Blog”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-latest-statistics-bills-bible-basics-blog/

BBB Blog Post: “Stop Joking About the Coronavirus”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/stop-joking-about-the-coronavirus/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: God Will Silence the Fools”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-god-will-silence-the-fools/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Be Still and Know That I Am God”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-be-still-and-know-that-i-am-god/

BBB Blog Post: “Is COVID-19 the New Normal? : Don’t Freak Out! Trust the Lord!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/is-covid-19-the-new-normal-dont-freak-out-trust-the-lord/

BBB Blog Post: “Helpful Tips Regarding Using Face Masks and Respirators”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/helpful-tips-regarding-using-face-masks-and-respirators/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Why Do You Condemn Your Brethren?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-coronavirus-why-do-you-condemn-your-brethren/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Are You Distracted?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-are-you-distracted/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Wake Up, Already!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-wake-up-already/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: 40 Bible Verse Lists Regarding God’s Love, Patience, Wrath, Judgments and Repentance”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-40-bible-verse-lists-regarding-gods-love-patience-wrath-judgments-and-repentance/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Where is Your Common Sense?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-where-is-your-common-sense/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: More Useful Information”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-more-useful-information/

BBB Blog Post: “The Doctor Anthony Fauci Debate: My View”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/the-doctor-anthony-fauci-debate-my-view/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: How to Respond to the Pandemic”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-how-to-respond-to-the-pandemic/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Face Masks or Bandanas?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-face-masks-or-bandanas/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus and Beards and Mustaches”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-and-beards-and-mustaches/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Do You Need A Psychiatric Evaluation?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-do-you-need-a-psychiatric-evaluation/

BBB Blog Post: “COVID-19: Attention iOS Users! This May Be of Interest to You if You Use the “Maps” App!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/covid-19-attention-ios-users-this-may-be-of-interest-to-you-if-you-use-the-maps-app/

BBB Blog Post: “Apple iOS 13.7 Introduces COVID-19 Exposure Notifications With No Need For 3rd Party App”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/apple-ios-13-7-introduces-covid-19-exposure-notifications-with-no-need-for-3rd-party-app/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Are Vaccine Passports Inevitable?”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-are-vaccine-passports-inevitable/

BBB Blog Post: “Coronavirus: Don’t Be So Harsh!”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Blog/index.php/coronavirus-coronavirus-dont-be-so-harsh/

Bill’s Bible Basics Poetry:

BBB Poem: “Coronavirus Kooks”:

https://www.billkochman.com/Poetry/coronavirus-kooks.html

About Bill Kochman

Bill Kochman is a Christian writer, poet, graphic artist, online evangelist and founder and webmaster of the Bill's Bible Basics website and blog, as well as the founder and administrator of the Christian Social Network. His interests include tropical fish, Macintosh computers, web design, writing poetry, God's natural creation and his cat, Mischief.
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