Police in Australia co-opted COVID-19 apps to fight crime


              A motorcade follows the coffin of Rebels biker Nick Martin into Pinnaroo Cemetery in Perth, Australia, on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. The former Rebels president was gunned down earlier in the month at the Perth Motorplex. Martin’s murder left police a trove of evidence that led them to the culprit. But they wanted more. The coronavirus pandemic provided it in the form of an electronic dragnet: QR code check-in data from contact tracing apps of 2,439 fans who attended the December 2020 race. (Richard Wainwright/AAP via AP)
            
              Mourners gather at a funeral parlor in north Perth, Australia before riding to the funeral of murdered Rebels biker Nick Martin at Pinnaroo Cemetery in Perth, Australia, on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. The former Rebels president was gunned down earlier in the month at the Perth Motorplex. Martin’s murder left police a trove of evidence that led them to the culprit. But they wanted more. The coronavirus pandemic provided it in the form of an electronic dragnet: QR code check-in data from contact tracing apps of 2,439 fans who attended the December 2020 race. (Richard Wainwright/AAP via AP)
Police in Australia co-opted COVID-19 apps to fight crime