• March 13, 2020
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As China encourages people to return to work despite the coronavirus outbreak, it has begun a bold mass experiment in using data to regulate citizens’ lives — by requiring them to use software on their smartphones that dictates whether they should be quarantined or allowed into subways, malls and other public spaces. A new system uses software to dictate quarantines — and appears to send personal data to police, in a troubling precedent for automated social control.

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