Does increased surveillance during the coronavirus crisis presage the death of privacy?

Given the inherent immutability of the blockchain technology, it’s a popular choice for projects that involve creating verifiable databases to ensure that information integrity is maintained, and this is especially important when lives are at stake. But there are some lingering questions involving users privacy, especially regarding these coronavirus tracking apps. Governments are introducing intrusive surveillance systems to track the virus, and the principle question being asked is whether or not we can trust them to remove them once COVID-19 is contained.

Match (MTCH.Q) and The Meet Group (MEET.Q) join forces to provide love in the age of social distancing

Let’s start with a controversial statement: social distancing is possible for the short term, but unsustainable long term. Our species isn’t evolved to be apart for too long. We need human interaction or switches get flipped in our brains and our mental health deteriorates. Granted, there are of course fringe elements—strange stories about soldiers lost on an island for thirty years following the end of the second world war—but they’re the exception rather than the rule. For most of us isolation is bad news.

The FTC swipes left on Match Group (MTCH.Q), and sues their scamming asses instead

Remember when meeting a romantic partner off the internet indicated you were somehow socially deficient? It was a hush-hush thing that everyone did. Definitely the elephant in the room. You’d show up one day at a wedding with a new girl (or guy) on your arm, and whenever someone asked you how you met, you’d flub it off with a canned answer like ‘at work’ or ‘at school’ when the reality is you met in a html chat on the far side of the internet.