When the world recovers from the novel coronavirus it will have changed dramatically. After the crisis subsides, supercharged surveillance may become the new normal.
When cyber and economic warfare heats up between superpowers, our computers and mobile devices are caught in the middle.
Over the past two decades, a conflict between government imperatives for national security and tech industry protection of user privacy has been escalating.
Surveillance laws in the U.S. have proven ineffective at countering terrorism. What they have achieved is a regime of mass surveillance that turns citizens into suspects.
From wiretapping to GPS tracking and digital surveillance, the methods governments use to keep tabs on their citizens have increased in scope over the past decades.