• Mass Hysteria Surrounds COVID-19 Tracking Apps, and We Are Sleepwalking to State Surveillance

    The world is in crisis, and whenever a crisis occurs, drastic measures could be taken by those involved. In this particular case, the Coronavirus has the entire world in its grip and governments around the world are struggling to contain the health and economic effects of the virus. The lockdown in place in most countries seems to be effective in limiting the spread of the virus. The same applies to social distancing measures now in place all around the world. The good thing about these measures is that they will disappear once the virus is gone, though it might take some time. Eventually, [...]

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    The Rise of Digitalism: Will the Coronavirus Trigger the End of Liberalism?

    “Don’t waste a crisis” – M.F. Weiner, 1976 A famous quote that has often been linked to Winston Churchill in the form “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. Whoever said it, there is a truth to it, and also now we see governments around the world using the crisis to make changes which could outlast the current crisis: The ‘emergency law’ just accepted in Hungary will allow Viktor Orbán to rule by decree without time limits. The chances that this law will be reverted after the crisis is over are very small; The Chinese government brought state surveillance to new [...]

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