The bill funds cell phone tracking that monitors individuals’ movements and the activity of people around them. The army of snitches will come from communities as the $100 billion measure funds grants to churches, clinics, medical centers, and schools to perform testing, tracing, or services for those in isolation.
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Massachusetts have agreed to coordinate the reopening of their states. Contact tracing will be part of the plan to reopen. California, Oregon, and Washington also will include contact tracing with the lifting of restrictions.
Apple and Google are teaming up to develop contact tracing apps that track the user’s health records and their contacts. Reports indicate they are planning eventually to build the feature into all updates. Ranking on these apps could be used to allow entry into grocery stores or larger businesses and events.
Google stores your location if you open Google Maps, if you use Google’s weather app, and they also track your search history even if you are not looking for something that is related to a particular location. The last resort is to give up the convenience of a mobile phone. Something to think about.
Around a dozen Google employees have quit and close to 4,000 have signed a petition over the company’s involvement in a controversial military pilot program known as “Project Maven,” which will use artificial intelligence to speed up analysis of drone footage and the program will have the ability to track individuals as they come and go from different locations. The Tech Workers Coalition is circulating a petition that reads, “We can no longer ignore our industry’s and our technologies’ harmful biases, large-scale breaches of trust, and lack of ethical safeguards These are life and death stakes.”
China: Factory workers wear caps to monitor their brainwaves to detect emotional spikes such as depression, anxiety or rage. The company says the technology is being used to monitor workflows which can be enhanced by manipulating the frequency and length of break times to reduce mental stress. However, the technology can be abused by companies to control minds and infringe privacy, raising the specter of “thought police”.
The Department of Homeland Security wants to track the comings and goings of journalists, bloggers and other “media influencers” through a database of 290,000 news sources including online, print, broadcast and social media. [The government already tracks journalists and influencers, now they are expanding their operations and making it known].
The CDC has been quietly rolling out the Immunization Information Systems, registering everyone’s vaccine information into a database. The government buys huge quantities of vaccines and then acts as the distributor. The CDC’s goal is a compliance rate of 95% or higher. They contact families who are not following the vaccine schedule for their children and pressure them to comply. [If this trend is not reversed, everyone (except the elite) soon will be forcibly drugged and poisoned, supposedly for the good of society.]