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A subway passenger holds up a green code on their phone in Wuhan, China. A subway passenger holds up a green code on their phone, which allows a person to travel freely, in Wuhan, China, April 1, 2020 (AP photo by Olivia Zhang).

Are Governments Sacrificing Privacy to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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In a video uploaded to Twitter on March 16, Carol Yin talked through a white face mask as she explained to the camera what it was like to travel in a country that has turned cell phones into weapons to fight COVID-19. Yin, a Shanghai-based podcaster, described her trip to the nearby city of Wuxi, outside Shanghai, shedding light on how integral a phone’s location data has become in China as the country tries to stifle the number of new infections. ...

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