Singapore’s tech-utopia dream is turning into a surveillance state nightmare

“With efficiency, basically everything is permitted.” Under the guise of caring for its citizens’ safety and wellbeing, the Singaporean government has kept its population under the watchful eye of surveillance cameras and tracking apps. Author Peter Guest argues that they refuse to be transparent about it, hiding or lying about how they use this data. For example, despite promising to only use the data gathered from their TraceTogether app for contact tracing, it was revealed seven months later that the police could access the data and use it in investigations. Read full article here


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