If a smart city tracks our every move, indoors and out, what assurance can we have about the privacy of our data, especially in authoritarian states? Image: SCMP Graphics

Smart cities: are we sleepwalking into a Big Brother future of constant surveillance in the name of improved efficiency and safety?

Planners tell us smart-city initiatives will improve our lives, for example by smoothing traffic flow. But a dense web of sensors, meters and cameras allied to facial recognition programs means our every move can be tracked

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If a smart city tracks our every move, indoors and out, what assurance can we have about the privacy of our data, especially in authoritarian states? Image: SCMP Graphics
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