Freedom over Government Surveillance: I’m not Installing the Government’s COVID-19 app

“If something is free, you’re not the customer; you’re the product” — Bruce Schneier The Australian government is planning to release a contact tracing mobile app to combat COVID-19. The app is based on TraceTogether, which was developed by the Singaporean government. The code for TraceTogether has been shared with the Australian government, although the…

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The Road to Digital Serfdom

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government programme” — Milton Friedman In 1944, Friedrich Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom” was published. Hayek’s tome warns against central planning by governments (i.e., socialism). More important, Hayek argues that the abandonment of classical liberalism — individual rights, the rule of law, property rights, limited government, and free…

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