Watch: How We Lose Our Privacy in a Crisis

The idea that the 4th amendment extends its protections to the domain of technology has been a hot topic for decades. With the current health crisis, this controversial subject could not be more relevant. Sam Martin briefly discusses this idea and shows how governments worldwide are making a concerted effort to strip their citizens of the right to privacy.

In many ways, improvements in technology have made our lives immensely better. Thanks to the internet, we have an unlimited supply of knowledge at our fingertips whenever we want it. And improved data collection allows us to know more about our world than ever before. But, there is a downside. When we surrender our personal information for the sake of convenience, we shouldn’t be surprised when that same information is used against us for nefarious purposes. As we’re seeing with the coronavirus lockdowns, governments are willing and able to use technology to track our movements, invade our privacy, and even enforce the law. Free the People creative director Sam Martin breaks it all down in the latest episode of Freedom Over Fear.
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Chris Spangle is the publisher and editor of We Are Libertarians, a news site and podcast that covers national and Indiana politics from the libertarian perspective. Spangle previously worked in marketing for the Englehart Group on behalf of the Advocates for Self-Government. He also served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and producer of the Abdul in the Morning Show. He now works as the web director of a nationally syndicated morning show.

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