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Coronavirus surveillance poses long-term privacy threat, U.N. expert warns

(FILES) In this file photo a man wearing a facemask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus uses his smart phone while travelling on a suburban train in Mumbai on March 11, 2020. Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic -- but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights. From China to Singapore to Israel, governments have ordered electronic monitoring of their citizens' movements i

 

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