Pandemic surveillance: is tracing tech here to stay?


The French app ‘Tous anticovid’, a Covid-19 virus tracking and sanitary pass app, in Rennes, western France. From contact tracing apps to facial recognition, technology has become part of the arsenal used to protect public health. — AFP

The two-year fight against Covid-19 has turned technology into a weapon of choice to defeat the virus but experts now worry that tech will outlive the pandemic and normalise mass surveillance.

From contact tracing apps to facial recognition, technology has become part of the arsenal used to protect public health.

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