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Singapore-Apple app spotlights Asia's health-privacy tightrope

As governments and Big Tech look beyond COVID, some fear 'mission creep'

Apple's new store in Singapore: Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat says the company's partnership with the city-state "will enable Singaporeans to lead healthier lives."   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries and technology giants together to protect populations from the deadly virus. Now Apple and Singapore are showing how this nexus of government and Big Tech could expand in the post-pandemic world -- promoting health and convenience but also fueling debate over privacy.

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