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LA Times Today: How governments used the pandemic to normalize surveillance
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LA Times Today: How governments used the pandemic to normalize surveillance

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Imagine a city where robots patrol the streets, mow your lawn, and deliver your mail. Everything from the streetlights to the trashcans are connected to the internet and all of the energy is 100 percent renewable.

This isn’t the plot of a new sci-fi movie, it’s all part of a new “smart city” experiment in South Korea. What’s the catch? L.A. Times Seoul correspondent Victoria Kim explains.