Is More Surveillance the Answer to the COVID19?

Just as the 9/11 attacks hastened the spread of mass surveillance, so the COVID19 crisis promises to do the same. It’s not that extraordinary measures aren’t necessary. It’s that governments always use crises to expand their powers. Mass surveillance did not prevent terror attacks. It may not work against the virus.

Here are some links courtesy of JP Sottile’s excellent NewsVandal newsletter that suggest where we are going.

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