Android's Phone-Powered Earthquake Detection and Alert System

  • From The Category5.TV Newsroom Episode 660
  • August 12, 2020

Google is creating a worldwide, Android phone-powered earthquake alert system. The first part of that system rolled out Tuesday. If you opt in, the accelerometer in your Android phone will become one data point for an algorithm designed to detect earthquakes. Eventually, that system will automatically send warnings to people who could be impacted. But could it be a coordinated exploit just waiting to happen?

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