Skip to comments.Police seize on COVID-19 tech to expand global surveillance Millions worldwide believed government officials who said they needed confidential data for new tech tools to help stop coronavirus’ spread early on in the pandemic
Posted on 01/21/2023 4:57:46 AM PST by DoodleBob
...In the U.S., which relied on a hodge-podge of state and local quarantine orders to ensure compliance with COVID rules, the federal government took the opportunity to build out its surveillance toolkit, including two contracts in 2020 worth $24.9 million to the data mining and surveillance company Palantir Technologies Inc. to support the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ pandemic response. Documents obtained by the immigrant rights group Just Futures Law under the Freedom of Information Act and shared with AP showed that federal officials contemplated how to share data that went far beyond COVID-19.
The possibilities included integrating “identifiable patient data,” such as mental health, substance use and behavioral health information from group homes, shelters, jails, detox facilities and schools. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control does not use any of that individual-level information in the platform CDC now manages, said Kevin Griffis, a department spokesman. Griffis said he could not comment on discussions that occurred under the previous administration.
The protocols appeared to lack information safeguards or usage restrictions, said Paromita Shah, Just Futures Law’s executive director.
“What the pandemic did was blow up an industry of mass collection of biometric and biographical data,” Shah said. “So, few things were off the table.”
Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control purchased detailed cellphone location data revealing people’s daily whereabouts, nationwide. “Mobility insights” data from at least 20 million devices could be used to “project how much worse things would have been without the bans,” such as stay-at-home orders and business closures, according to a July 2021 contract obtained by the nonprofit group Tech Inquiry and shared with AP.
The contract shows data broker Cuebiq provided a “device ID,” which typically ties information to individual cell phones.
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COVID-19(84) is not the Mark of the anti-Christ Beast
But it’s an excellent dry run
And it has set the precedents
AND it’s GLOBAL 🌏🌎🌍
Your cell phone is turning into the Mark.
Waiting for credit cards and cash being eliminated in favor of tapping your phone.
Yes, another precursor
Which explains why they made a lot of cheap phones
Pure evil. The police are not on our side.
There is no doubt that is the goal of some control freaks, but here in the NYC metro area they’ve trafficked so many illegals that these high-tech measures have been set back. A few years back NJ passed a law requiring businesses to accept cash; they had no choice because the underground economy is massive and growing. Even legalizing weed has fallen flat as so many simply buy untaxed weed from their prior sources (rather than fill gubmint coffers).
When you turn a blind eye to people being paid in untaxed cash, and paying rent on undeclared/untaxed/uninspected apartments with those wages (and buying everything else with cash), these plans fall apart rather quickly. We’re re-investment the Tower of Babel here, and most don’t speak the gubmint’s language.
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