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We need mass surveillance to fight covid-19—but it doesn’t have to be creepy

This is a chance to reinvent the way we collect and share personal data while protecting individual privacy.
by Genevieve Bell

I stop the car when I see him walking slowly down the empty footpath outside our now shuttered building—I know he lives on campus and is far from home. I sent my students away more than a week ago; I think of them as diasporic now, not necessarily remote, but it is still a shock to see him.

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