When Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged Indians to download the Aarogya Setu app on their phones earlier in April, he said the tool was aimed at controlling the spread of the coronavirus. Indeed, that’s the stated aim. But it’s also part of a broader, global pattern that’s dangerous and that people must watch out against. As Charu Sudan Kasturi wrote in The Telegraph on April 23, India is among a series of countries — from South Korea to Singapore, and Israel to the U.S. — where governments are using mass surveillance to track the virus. As we’ve seen in the past, in the so-called War on Terrorism, such tools, once legitimized in the hands of state intelligence agencies, are invariably used against ordinary people. Read the full article in The Telegraph

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