Since the Snowden revelations the scale of surveillance on ordinary citizens by the intelligence agencies of democratic western governments has been in the news and regularly debated. The Five Eyes alliance is arguably the biggest holder of the data gathered by the various surveillance programs and thus it’s worth knowing how the alliance is spying on you.
Governments are pushing to take cash out of circulation and move toward a fully cashless society. This article dives into what this might mean for your privacy and your ability to choose what you spend your hard-earned money on.
The fight to contain COVID-19 has introduced new powers of surveillance to governments around the world in a bid to contact trace. Whilst the public is mostly accepting this moral obligation, what are the lasting impacts for privacy after COVID-19 is behind us?