- if we don't stop this together and NOW!
UPDATE 19. July 2020: And This Is All Just The Beginning (video) PUSH BACK !!!
UPDATE 17. July 2020: A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse: Artificial stupidity
UPDATE 13. July 2020: Test and Trace is a mass surveillance programme... Welcome to the Datastore.
UPDATE 19. June 2020: ALERT: Tell everyone you know. Contact tracing app is already on your smart phone, did you know?. The Covid Exposure Logging app has been added without your knowledge (consent is automatic with Terms & Conditions), which will notify you if you have been exposed by anyone else to Covid-19. Tell everyone you know. Yes, Apple And Google Have Given Us A Serious Contact Tracing Problem—Here’s Why
UPDATE 09. June 2020: Technofascist Takeover - 6 videos to watch and share
UPDATE 01. June 2020: Contact Tracing Is Scarier than You Imagined (backup VIMEO)
UPDATE 30. May 2020: Minnesota is now using contact tracing to track protestors
UPDATE 26. May 2020: Your “Immunity Passport” Future Begins To Materialize As Airlines Call For Digital ID Tracking Systems [BOYCOTT THESE AIRLINES!]
UPDATE 25. May 2020: Contact Tracing Scarier than you Imagined (Youtube)
UPDATE 21. May 2020: MUST WATCH: How Governments Are Hunting the Infected
PROLOGUE: We all also must resist against unethical COVID-19 vaccine trials on humans - planned or underway in the UK, China, USA, Brazil, South Africa, India among others - that is designed to also render around 97% of women infertile within a period of 7 years - according to leaked information from an Glaxo Smith Kline insider.
International Proposals for Warrantless Location Surveillance To Fight COVID-19
Time and again, governments have used crises to expand their power, and often their intrusion into citizens’ lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen this pattern play out on a huge scale. From deploying drones or ankle monitors to enforce quarantine orders to proposals to use face recognition or thermal imaging cameras for monitoring public spaces, governments around the world have been adopting intrusive measures in their quest to contain the pandemic.
EFF has fought for years against the often secretive governmental use of cell phone location data. Governments have repeatedly sought to obtain this data without a court order, dodged oversight of how they used and accessed it, misleadingly downplayed its sensitivity, and forced mobile operators to retain it.
In the past, these uses were most often justified with arguments of law enforcement or national security necessity. Now, some of the same location surveillance powers are being demanded—or sometimes simply seized—without making a significant contribution to containing COVID-19. Despite the lack of evidence to show the effectiveness of location data to stop the spread of the virus, a number of countries’ governments have used the crisis to introduce completely new surveillance powers or extend old ones to new COVID-related purposes. For example, data retention laws compel telecom companies to continuously collect and store metadata of a whole population for a certain period of time. In Europe, the Court of Justice of the European Union declared such mandates illegal under EU law.
Like other emergency measures, it may be an uphill battle to roll back new location surveillance once the epidemic subsides. And because governments have not shown its effectiveness, there’s no justification for this intrusion on people’s fundamental freedoms in the first place.
Individualized Location Tracking
Mobile carriers happen to know their subscribers’ phone’s locations (usually the same as the locations of the subscribers themselves) from moment to moment because of the way cellular networks work. That knowledge has turned into one of the most extensive data sources for governments—and not infrequently advertisers, stalkers, or spies—interested in tracking people’s movements. But while phone location data is sufficient to show whether someone went to church or the movies, it simply is not accurate enough to show whether two people were close enough together to transmit the virus (commonly characterized as a distance of two meters, or about six feet).
While location surveillance is problematic at any time, the coronavirus crisis has led to a rapid uptick in its use; many measures to facilitate it have been passed by fast-tracked legislative procedures during national state of emergencies. Some governments have even bypassed legislators entirely and relied on executive power to roll out expanded location surveillance—making it even less transparent and democratically legitimate than usual. Governments may use the urgency of the crisis to erode limits on the ways people’s location histories can be used, demand this data be turned over to authorities in bulk, or require companies to stockpile records of where their customers have been.
Attempts at rapid expansions of government location surveillance authority have come to light in at least seven countries.
In Israel, in a significant win for privacy, Israel’s High Court of Justice has recently revoked the authorization of the police to access location data for contact tracing without a court order. On March 16th, the government had approved emergency regulations, 48 hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his government’s intention to approve health tracking methods. The regulations enabled both the police and Israel’s domestic security agency (usually known as Shabak or Shin Bet, after its Hebrew acronym) to track the whereabouts of persons that might be infected or are suspected to be infected with COVID-19 without a warrant. The emergency regulation has now been suspended, and the Court has ordered that the government address the use of mobile phone tracking through legislation. Despite the win, the fight against warrantless access to location data is far from over: on May 5th, the parliament’s Intelligence Subcommittee voted 6-3 to extend the Shin Bet’s warrantless access to location data to track infected people, while the government is working towards advancing legislation to enable this form of surveillance more permanently. Right after the approval of the emergency regulations on March 16th, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel filed a petition to Israel’s High Court stressing the need to protect democracy during the pandemic:
Democracy is measured precisely in those situations when the public is afraid, exposed day and night to nightmare scenarios […]. Precisely in such moments, it is vital to act in a considered and level-headed manner, and not to take draconian and extreme decisions and to accustom the public to the use of undemocratic means […].
In South Africa, where a state of disaster has been in place since March 15th, the government amended a law to create a COVID-19 Tracing Database. The database will include personal data of those who are infected or suspected to be infected of COVID-19, including their COVID-19 test results, as well as the details of those who have come or are suspected to have come into contact with them. The Act authorizes the Director-General of Health to order telecom companies to disclose the location of infected or suspected to be infected person, without prior notice, as well as the location of those who were in contact or suspected to have been in contact with them, and to included all of this data in the COVID-19 Tracing Database. The law was met with severe backlash from civil society, and has since been amended twice. In a win for privacy, the last amendment deleted the provisions that obliged telecommunications companies to disclose location data for inclusion in that database.
Poland, which has been in a state of emergency since mid-March, has a track record of encroaching on the rule of law, even triggering the EU’s legal process for addressing violations of European values. The EU Commission has stated that the Polish judiciary is under “the political control of the ruling majority. In the absence of judicial independence, serious questions are raised about the effective application of EU law.” Now with COVID-19, the Polish government has also introduced several COVID acts, providing new surveillance powers for the executive. Article 11 of the COVID-19 act obliges telecom operators to collect and give access to location data of people infected with COVID-19 or those under quarantine upon a simple request, as well as aggregate location data of an operator’s clients. The new legislation states that these measures will remain in place until the pandemic has ended.
Slovakia is another eastern European country that has expanded telecom companies’ obligations to retain metadata during the crisis. Slovakia has been in a partial state of emergency since March 15th, during which several amendments to the country’s telecommunications act were fast tracked through parliament. The amendments, which immediately caused outrage, authorized national health authorities to obtain location data from telecommunications operators in the context of a pandemic. As in Poland, the amended law allows both for the retention of anonymized aggregate data, as well as for individual location data. After being challenged before the Slovakian Constitutional Court, these measures have recently been suspended due to their vagueness and insufficient safeguards against misuse.
Croatia’s government attempted to introduce similar, fast-tracked amendments to the country’s electronic communications law. The bill would have authorized the exceptional processing of location data to “protect national and public safety,” and would have obliged telecommunications operators to share the data with the Ministry of Health. As in other countries, the proposal was met with outrage among civil society, experts, and opposition, as more than forty civil society organizations signed onto a letter demanding the government to withdraw the bill. The criticism was eventually successful, but the Croatian example underlines the wider pattern of states looking to expand at any opportunity new surveillance powers in the crisis, in the Balkans and beyond.
Bulgaria, yet another Eastern European country in a state of emergency, has passed an emergency law, which included amendments to the country’s electronic communications act. The law now obliges telecommunications companies to store and (upon request) provide metadata to competent authorities, including the police, to monitor citizens’ compliance with quarantine measures. The law does not require requests to be authorized by courts but merely provides for a after-the-fact judicial review process which the country also uses when retaining data to prevent terrorist attacks. Not limited in time, the measures will remain in force even after the state of emergency has come to an end. Like Poland, Bulgaria has been showing authoritarian tendencies for several years, and this extension of the country’s data retention regime, ushered in during the COVID crisis, may help solidify autocracy. The pattern of European countries reaching for location data surveillance also pokes holes in the popular image of the European Union as particularly protective of the right to privacy.
South Korea, a country with experience fighting coronavirus outbreaks since the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic in 2015, has dramatically restricted the right to privacy in the context of the pandemic. The Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act allows health officials to obtain sensitive personal data on the infected and those suspected to be infected, as well as their contacts and those suspected to be in contact. Such data includes names, resident registration numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, prescriptions, medical treatment records, immigration control records, credit card records, transit card records, and CCTV recordings from third parties companies. Police can seize this personal data without consent of the data subjects and without any judicial oversight. The Act also allows health officials and administrators of municipalities to collect location data on the infected (or suspected to be infected) and their contacts (or suspected contacts) from telecommunications operators and location data providers (from cell site and GPS).
Location surveillance comes with a host of risks to citizens’ privacy, freedom of expression and data protection rights. EFF has long been fighting against warrantless access to location data or blanket data retention mandates, and has called on governments to be more transparent on their surveillance programs. Especially now, during a major health crisis, in which the government has not shown the efficacy of location data about individuals, governments should be as transparent as possible about what data they are collecting for what purposes. Above all, the necessity and proportionality of any location data surveillance schemes must be demonstrated.
Katitza Rodriguez is EFF’s international rights director. She concentrates on comparative policy of international privacy issues, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and cross border data flows. Her work in EFF’s International Program also focuses on cybersecurity at the intersection of human rights. Katitza also manages EFF’s growing Latin American programs. She was an advisor to the UN Internet Governance Forum (2009-2010). In 2018, CNET named Katitza one of 20 most influential latinos in technology in the United States. In 2014, she was also named one of “The heroes in the fight to save the Internet“.
Seth Schoen has worked at EFF over a decade, creating the Staff Technologist position and helping other technologists understand the civil liberties implications of their work, EFF staff better understand technology related to EFF’s legal work, and the public understand what products they use really do. He helped create the LNX-BBC live CD and has researched phenomena including laser printer forensic tracking codes, ISP packet spoofing, and key recovery from computer RAM after a computer has been turned off. He has testified before the U.S. Copyright Office, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and in several courts.
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THE FUTURE IS HERE FOR YOU TO SEE
Beware: China combined all the experienes - starting from the world's first concentration camps installed by the British in South Africa and India, colonial slave-labour camps and slave reproduction stations, the Nazi concentration camps, Maoist reeducation centres, the UNHCR refugee camps all over the world, the FEMA camps in the USA, their military prison camps like Guantanamo and also their ICE detention centres - and developed a futuristic version into one Chinese Ultra-Camp model that they implemented for the Uyghurs.
The Planned Dystopia
Bottom line, the promise of a socialist utopia is a falsehood. We will not be micromanaged by a technocratic and oppressive regime... while working for an evil new world order. The Indigenous Way of LIBERTY and SELF-RELIANCE, of FREEDOM and SELF-DETERMINATION as well as SELF-GOVERNANCE will not be surrendered.
That is their endgame. Their agenda has been quietly moving forward for decades, and if we don’t take a stand now, future generations will end up living in a communist dystopian nightmare:
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You see, under the guise of humanistic objectives, the NWO will create an oppressive 'one world government' based upon these seemingly altruistic goals:
- People: We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.
- Planet: We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.
- Prosperity: We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.
- Peace: We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.
- Partnership: The interlinkages and integrated nature of the Sustainable Development Goals are of crucial importance in ensuring that the purpose of the new Agenda is realized, so that the lives of all will be profoundly improved and our world will be transformed for the better.
*UN Agenda here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld
And This Is All Just The Beginning
•Jul 19, 2020
"The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." - Frank Zappa "A single person who stops lying can bring down a tyranny" Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
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By Tristan Greene - 17. July 2020
Welcome to the latest article in TNW’s guide to the AI apocalypse. In this series we’ll examine some of the most popular doomsday scenarios prognosticated by modern AI experts.
In this edition we’re going to flip the script and talk about something that might just save us from being destroyed by our robot overlords on September 23, 2029 (random date, but if it actually happens your mind is going to be blown), and that is: artificial stupidity.
But first, a few words about humans.
You won’t find any comprehensive data on the subject outside of the testimonials at the Darwin Awards, but stupidity is surely the biggest threat to humans throughout all of history.
Luckily we’re still the smartest species on the planet, so we’ve managed to remain in charge for a long time despite our shortcomings. Unfortunately a new challenger has entered the arena in the form of AI. And despite its relative infancy, artificial intelligence isn’t as far from challenging our status as the apex intellects as you might think.
The experts will tell you that we’re really far away from human-level AI (HLAI). But maybe that’s because nobody’s quite sure what the benchmark for that would be. What should “a human” be able to do? Can you play the guitar? I can. Can you play the piano? I can’t.
Sure, you can argue that a human-level AI should be able to learn to play the guitar or the piano, just like a human can – many play both. But the point is that measuring human ability isn’t a cut-and-dry endeavor.
Computer scientist Roman Yampolskiy, of the university of Louisville, recently published a paper discussing this exact concept. He writes:
Imagine that tomorrow a prominent technology company announces that they have successfully created an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and offers for you to test it out.
You decide to start by testing developed AI for some very basic abilities such as multiplying 317 by 913, and memorizing your phone number. To your surprise, the system fails on both tasks.
When you question the system’s creators, you are told that their AI is human-level artificial intelligence (HLAI) and as most people cannot perform those tasks neither can their AI. In fact, you are told, many people can’t even compute 13 x 17, or remember name of a person they just met, or recognize their coworker outside of the office, or name what they had for breakfast last Tuesday.
The list of such limitations is quite significant and is the subject of study in the field of Artificial Stupidity.
Trying to define what HLAI should and shouldn’t be able to do is just as difficult as trying to define the same for an 18-year-old human. Change a tire? Run a business? Win at Jeopardy?
This line of reasoning usually swings the conversation to narrow intelligence versus general intelligence. But here we run into a problem as well. General AI is, hypothetically, a machine capable of learning any function in any domain that a human can. That means a single GAI should be capable of replacing any human in the entire world given proper training.
Humans don’t work that way however. There’s no general human intelligence. The combined potential for human function is not achievable by an individual. If we build a machine capable of replacing any of us, it stands to reason it will.
And that’s cause for concern. We don’t consider which ants are most talented when we wreck an anthill to build a softball field, why should our intellectual superiors?
The good news is that most serious AI experts don’t think GAI will happen anytime soon, so the most we’ll have to deal with is whatever fuzzy definition of HLAI the person or company who claims it comes up with. Much like Google decided it had achieved quantum supremacy by coming up with an arbitrary (and disputed) benchmark, it’ll surprise nobody in the industry if, for example, the AI crew at Facebook determines that a specific translation algorithm they’ve invented meets their self-imposed criteria for HLAI (or something like that). Maybe it’ll be Amazon or OpenAI.
The bad news is that you also won’t find many reputable scientists willing to rule GAI out. And that means we could be an “eureka!” or two away from someone like Ian Goodfellow oopsing up an algorithm that ties general intelligence to hardware. And when that happens, we could be looking at Bostrom‘s Paperclip Maximizer in full effect. In other words: the robots won’t kill us out of spite, they’ll just forget we exist and transform the world and its habitats to suit their needs just as we did.
That’s one theory anyway. And, as with any potential extinction scenario, it’s important to have a plan to stop it. Based on the fact that we can’t know exactly what’s going to happen once a superintelligent artificial being emerges, we should probably just start hard-coding “artificial stupidity” into the mix.
The right dose of unwavering limitations – think Asimov’s Laws of Robotics but more specific to the number of parameters or compute a specific model can use and what level of network integration can exist between disparate systems — could spell the difference between our existence and extinction.
So, rather than attempting to program advanced AI with a philosophical view on the sanctity of human life and what constitutes the greater good, we should just hamstring them with artificial stupidity from the start.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THIS!!!! Re your mobile SMART PHONE
Subject: How many people know this? Switch Off.. Tell everyone you know.
Contact tracing app is on your phone, did you know?. Tell everyone you know.
If you have one, please do this:
Go to Settings, scroll to Privacy on Iphone or Android.
The Covid Exposure Logging app has been added without your knowledge (consent is automatic with Terms & Conditions) which will notify you if you have been exposed by anyone else to Covid-19 .
It is switched off at present, but can this be automatically enabled?
When enabled, iphone can exchange random IDs with other devices using Bluetooth.
Such systems only work if 60% or more of the public in any country or region participate - so expect enforcement of some kind, like digital travel, money and work permits, as in ID2020 Gavi vaccine alliance. Health Industrial complex, rule by enforcement.
Please send this far and wide.
Agencies can develop apps that use Bluetooth radio technology to record when other phones with the same app are detected nearby. When a user either shows symptoms or tests (which are not reliable) positive for COVID-19, alerts can be sent to all those who were in close proximity over the preceding week or two, along with advice on what to do next. The idea is that this can help unlock lockdowns and send countries back to work and play. (But not without proven vaccine digital certification/permission eventually.)
Jun 19, 2020
Yes, Apple And Google Have Given Us A Serious Contact Tracing Problem—Here’s Why
By Zak Doffman - 19. June 2020
As much of the world starts to ease out of lockdown, the unhappy truth is that the great expectations set for smartphone contact tracing apps will not be met. The situation is a mess. And, worse, it has been all too predictable. Back in April, when Apple and Google announced their historic collaboration to standardize these new Bluetooth proximity platforms, it was heralded as a significant step forward. In reality, though, it has not been that at all. Arguably, it has been a disaster.
The rigid policing of a common framework has tied governments’ hands around the world, offering no flexibility to adapt to scientific advice on these unprecedented solutions for the global pandemic. The approach has put privacy ahead of efficacy—Singapore, the first country to adopt Bluetooth tracing has rejected the model. Ahead of the tech giants making their move, there was a robust argument over the right approach. Their unilateral decision effectively ended that debate.
The only surprise in the news that the U.K. has now been forced to ditch its proprietary and overly hyped contact tracing app in favor of the Apple/Google alternative is that it has taken this long to happen. The U.S. smartphone duopoly controls the market. Once they mandated how such apps must work, restricting capabilities for outliers, there was little choice but to comply. The fact their model is flawed has become secondary to the privacy bandwagon it has created.
This latest U.K. news will become lost in other criticisms of the government’s handling of its overall coronavirus health emergency—lack of testing, confused easing of lockdown restrictions, mixed messaging, alleged gags on medical experts, apparent hypocrisy when a senior government adviser escaped sanction for flaunting the rules.
But, buried within this U.K. U-turn are some serious lessons, some cautionary warnings. The Google and Apple approach, the U.K. says, is poor at judging actual proximity—yes, almost all phones can see one another, that technical challenge is fixed, but the data is poor; the insistence on decentralized data—there is no repository to mine, limits the value to those tracking the spread of infections, the localized hotspots that need a swift response to contain.
And this is all critical. As U.K. deaths seemed to spiral, the contact-tracing app was painted as the key enabler for the country’s release into some form of new normal. But the government had missed the issues, ignored the warnings. Long-term take-up and compliance will be materially less than needed, too many of the more vulnerable won’t have access to capable smartphones, there is no effective, manual contact-tracing ecosystem in place. The U.K.’s standard coronavirus approach—to coax mass compliance with catchy slogans can’t fix these problems.
Just ahead of confirming its U-turn, the U.K. government blamed Apple for the mess it had gotten into, claiming a lack of support—denied by Apple. The Times reported one minister complaining that “[Apple has] chosen not to co-operate with us—we’ve been trying to engage at relatively senior levels. We’ve pushed at all the doors we can get at.” The U.K. system, on test, detected only 4% of iPhones, compared to a 99% hit rate using the standard Apple/Google platform, which enables Bluetooth to run in the background, preserving battery life, making it easier to use.
But, in making its U-turn, the U.K. threw serious doubt over the effectiveness of even the standard solution. “Our app won’t work because Apple won’t change their system,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the media, “but it can measure distance. Their app can’t measure distance well enough to a standard we are satisfied with.”
In reality, though, neither the U.K. system nor the Apple/Google standard could ever meet the expectations set by the U.K. and others, either technically or behaviorally. During the U.K. trial, users didn’t like being instructed by the app and wanted a human contact instead. And so it’s little surprise that the app, which has been delayed by months, is now being downplayed as any kind of requirement for the U.K.’s next phase. Now the focus is on those quickly hired and poorly trained contact tracers.
The hard truth on contact-tracing is that it can be ruthlessly effective, but it requires rules and mandatory compliance, it requires a partnership between a government and its population to root out the virus, it requires access to intrusive data and surveillance technology to back-up people’s memories and the progress that can be made by simply placing calls or sending texts.
The even harder truth is that when compliance is made optional, when the onus is on members of the public—on an almost unimaginable scale—to download an app, to follow its demands through likely repeated false alerts, to keep doing all that for many months, failure is almost certain. To make the tech work it needs to be mandatory. Tracers need access to the raw cellular location data, this needs to be cross-referenced with CCTV and other surveillance, and demands for quarantining or isolation need to be linked to rights to work and travel.
As it became clear that the U.K.’s hopes for its app were a stretch, the government subtly cycled back on expectations—famously, the app was described as “the cherry on the cake.” The fact that the cake, an army of manual contact tracers, had been rushed into place with only cursory training and would face the same challenge in mass compliance was being overlooked.
And that leads us to the real issue in the Google/Apple take-over of the whole smartphone contact-tracing ecosystem—it has put privacy before efficacy. Let’s be very clear, you can prioritize privacy or you can prioritize fighting the spread of infection, you can’t have it both ways, you can’t have your cake and eat it—to steal that unfortunate U.K. analogy.
To make a smartphone app work for the long-term, it needs to be a mandatory part of the easing of lockdown. QR codes to travel and work, to access venues and stores. If you have come into contact with someone newly infected, those codes are withdrawn until you are tested. Those apps may use Bluetooth—although the actual effectiveness of this as a mass-scale proximity tool is stillunproven, but it can also ping GPS locations.
The data gathered by such apps needs to be mined to help the authorities fight an infection that is inevitably spread in localized clusters. Again, following the Apple and Google edicts, the ecosystem is obsessed with preventing access to the actual location of real people, keeping any data decentralized, meaning that there is no central repository to mine. But that immediately prevents experts from collating information to identity hotspots and focus their responses.
More and more countries are now deploying apps built around the standard platform. Privacy has become the central issue. That means the onus is on effective manual tracking and tracing, access to testing, levels of forced compliance. Lessons from Singapore have been that the apps do not perform as required, other more intrusive measures are needed. The lesson from China, not that we want their surveillance approach, has been around compulsory data gathering. Israel saw the same when it co-opted security agency data collection measures to track potential infections.
Ahead of Apple and Google stepping into the fray, there was already a fight between the centralized versus decentralized camps on contact tracing apps. But, at the same time, the data from Korea and elsewhere made it clear that manual tracing with access to other data sources, including CCTV, was required. The challenge now, for all of us, is that we’ve lost our focus on what we’re actually trying to achieve.
As things settle and we see the feedback from the early weeks of new app deployments, we will find ourselves deciding to either use technology to fight the spread of the virus, accepting privacy and freedom compromises, or to prioritize those protections. Meanwhile, expectations for these technologies have been miss-set almost everywhere—the price for which will unfortunately be very high.
Zak Doffman - I am the Founder/CEO of Digital Barriers—developing advanced surveillance solutions for defence, national security and counter-terrorism. I write about the intersection Follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Forget Apple And Google: Contact-Tracing Apps Just Dealt Serious New Blow
By Zak Doffman 12. May
A month ago, Apple and Google stepped in to bring technical rigour and privacy safeguards to the wave of contact-tracing apps now under development. As I’ve reported before, the unfortunate truth, though, is that the two tech giants, despite their dominance of the smartphone market, cannot resolve the take-up problem with these apps, with material implications for their effectiveness.
In the aftermath of the two tech giants taking control, the privacy storm that has ensued has also caused more harm than good—impacting take-up further and shaping attitudes. And now a new development with the earliest such app is a major setback for the likely success of the rest of these apps moving forward.
Quick recap—national health agencies can develop apps that use Bluetooth radio technology to record when other phones with the same app are detected nearby. When a user either shows symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, alerts can be sent to all those who were in close proximity over the preceding week or two, along with advice on what to do next. The idea is that this can help unlock lockdowns and send countries back to work and play.
Apple and Google’s joint initiative will not develop apps. Instead, their operating system updates will make the tech work more efficiently in the background. The price those apps will have to pay for this convenience is adhering to strict privacy rules. That has itself caused issues—Apple and Google want all data to be held only on devices, with no central data repositories or tools. Health services in the U.K., France and elsewhere claim this prevents analysis of infection hotpots and rates. The tech giants have also banned location pings to be recorded by these apps.
This has highlighted the dichotomy between privacy and efficacy with contact-tracing. The more you water down the system to protect an individual’s data, the less chance you have of driving effective outcomes. You can’t have it both ways—either you want to stem infection rates or you want to safeguard data.
The privacy debate has ramped up fears that this type of app, developed and deployed by governments, might become a form of national-level surveillance. This isn’t realistic, but it has still promoted protests, which in turn has hardened Apple and Google’s attitude to data protection.
This all reduces likely take-up—in addition to the numbers of older phones or phones without an up-to-date Apple or Google OS or a wide range of Chinese phones can't get the tech. Data modellers have said that effectiveness needs as many as 80% of smartphone owners in any country to install the app and adhere to its instructions. This take-up and adherence needs to run for many months.
Without some level of mandatory requirement to use an app in order to work or travel, without penalties, no country will attain the 80% install base. Singapore started the push towards these types of Bluetooth apps with TraceTogether, and has only reached around 20-25% of its population. Others are seeing the same. Realistically, a 30% install base across a population would be a solid achievement, and that’s nowhere close to being enough.
And so there’s a serious irony to the latest news to come from Singapore. Hit by a second wave of infections and with the take-up of its TraceTogether app hovering at too low a level to make enough of a difference, the city state has moved to the next level, launching a new contact-tracing surveillance program that will strike fear into those groups campaigning against the use of these technologies.
From today, May 12, Singapore’s SafeEntry goes fully operational. Anyone visiting a wide range of locations will need to check-in with either a national form of ID or by scanning a QR code on their smartphones. Those locations include workplaces, schools, stores, hotels and healthcare facilities. Businesses failing to check-in visitors or customers risk penalties. There are even moves to include check-in processes inside taxis and on other transit systems.
“Deployment will be made mandatory for places where individuals are likely to be in close proximity for prolonged periods or in enclosed spaces,” explains the government, “or where there is higher traffic... Employees and visitors should check-in and check-out of workplaces and other venues using SafeEntry to help our contact tracers establish cluster links and transmission chains.”
This is effective contact-tracing, but it’s invasive and builds a database that does trigger genuine surveillance and privacy concerns. It is also an acknowledgement that where contact-tracing has been effective, it has made use of manual tracing, CCTV monitoring, phone location records and in-depth interviews. Nowhere have opt-in digital apps worked alone. Recorded SafeEntry data includes names, IDs, phone numbers and times of entry (and ideally exit) from locations.
Singapore is not alone. Australia’s COVIDSafe tracing app, which is similar to Singapore’s TraceTogether has prompted a range of privacy and data protection concerns, including the risk of a cyberattack on its central data repository and the risk that the data which is hosted on AWS might be accessed by U.S. authorities,given Amazon is a U.S. corporation.
The Australian government is legislating to prevent access to user data from its own law enforcement agencies and preventing any data from being moved offshore, seemingly mitigating the risk of an overseas agency accessing the data. That said, there remain concerns that the scale of centralized data presents a surveillance risk that has not yet been resolved.
There are now almost 6 million users of COVIDSafe—materially below the government’s target of around 10 million users, which is 40% of the population, or the more usually cited 60% target.
If phone-based contact-tracing is to be effective, governments worldwide will need to address low take-up rates and maintain usage through the summer and into next winter, urging users to ignore false alerts and isolate or seek testing whenever instructed. In major cities this will be near impossible. Those same governments will be tantalized with the prospect of centralized data that can help determine where more stringent measures such as localized lockdowns need to be put into effect. Without mandatory usage, linkage to an end-to-end track and test program and penalties for failure to adhere, the apps will not be effective.
Singapore’s SafeEntry system is a major setback for the idea that apps can operate independently of all those other measures, especially coming from relatively compliant Singapore, where take-up has been little better than is expected in the West. Those living in Europe and North America will assume Singapore’s latest tracking measures are unlikely in their own countries, but fast forward a few weeks to further infection spikes and we may be surprised.
Zak Doffman - I am the Founder/CEO of Digital Barriers—developing advanced surveillance solutions for defence, national security and counter-terrorism. I write about the intersection. Follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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Test and Trace is a mass surveillance programme... Welcome to the Datastore.
By FMP - 13. July 2020
Why is Covid-19 a 'manufactured crisis'... why is it that some people think that?
...A picture in the minds eye can only start forming as quickly as the information to build the picture presents itself and for those who know, that picture is crystal clear. We've done the research and it's almost too obvious to see where we are going.
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In this post you will be able to see what we see. It is the Datastore that the UK Government is building on us with the help of Faculty (the Data Science company involved in the Cambridge Analytica scandal to influence the Vote Leave Brexit Campaign using social media) together with the US-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) outfit called Palantir that will soon be running AI operations everywhere and globally. Google and Microsoft are also involved amongst others.
As a preface it's worth hearing Boris Johnson speak incoherently about the Government's future intentions at the United Nations, just before the start of the Pandemic at the end of September 2019. It's very telling how technology in our lives was already being discussed, like a done deal, and at the same moment frightening to know that the most unethical Government we have ever known will be directing us towards this:
Early on in the Pandemic the Government gave itself permission to start privatising more of the NHS and sending 111 and Covid-19 testing data to Palantir with little Parliamentary consultation on the data implications. All calls were routed to 111, where nobody was able to see a GP, and Government told us they needed to build a real-time digital dashboard to help them manage information:
It is vital to understand exactly who Palantir is. Founded by Peter Thiel, A German-American billionaire closely connected to the Trump administration, this is the US-based company that collected vast amounts of data across US government agencies to build profiles of citizens, used to hunt down undocumented immigrants:
The Datastore the UK is building with Palantir’s assistance will no doubt be openly shared with the US once we enter a no deal Brexit Trade deal. It is all too convenient that the crisis halted trade deal discussions with Europe.
Concerns started to be raised around the involvement of Faculty which, as mentioned, is the same company used by Dominic Cummings during his dishonest Vote Leave campaign when the services of Cambridge Analytica were used to influence people via social media:
Government has, from the beginning, been shrouding everything they are doing with secrecy and only on the threat of being sued by openDemocracy and Foxglove did it show it’s hand on the massive data-sharing contracts it has brokered with Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Faculty and Palantir:
What's of most interest in all of this is that the UK's Test and Trace programme sits within the newly set up 'Joint Biosecurity Centre' which is sitting under the Intelligence Services and not the Health Services:
Under the guise of Covid-19 the Government is in fact giving our Intelligence Services the permission to build a profile on every man, woman and child that takes in data from the NHS and Test and Trace programme to combine with mass surveillance systems that include the use of facial recognition. 5G will allow them to have real time street level surveillance everywhere. This is a system of digital slavery that we are being signed up to under the direction of Dominic Cummings and the secretive SAGE group but goes much higher - all funded by taxpayer money. Seismic changes have been happening since May 2020 within the Intelligence Services itself.
The Guardian reported earlier in June on some of the mass surveillance abuses committed in other countries and how it may predictably become a permanent fixture of day to day life:
It is worth pointing out that the UK Government has failed in its initial attempts to openly gather demographic and GPS data with its NHS tracing app, but there is no doubt they shall find a way around this such as collaborating with Google and Apple to purchase this data directly whilst actively denying it. In a similar fashion we have no idea how they will use our DNA data from the tests they collect but it's highly likely that DNA profiling will be a cornerstone of the Datastore.
In previous posts we discussed that an Immunity Passport is fast approaching and something that everybody needs to be aware of:
We also pointed out the weaknesses of such schemes and why Immunity Passports should not be implemented:
The Immunity Passport will be the crown (or corona) of the Government's achievement in mass surveillance as it will be the way in which we will be granted/denied access to the outside world, public services, etc, restricted in our movements, regulated by law enforcement and monitored in all of our activities. This will all be managed cheaply by Artificial Intelligence which requires little physical manpower, and is fully enabled by incredibly fast 5G. None of this is different to what China has already implemented in it's own dystopian society:
In so many ways there is no difference between what's being introduced here compared to being in a plantation being exploited by a plantation owner. That is a theme that is very topical right now bearing in mind we are in the 400th year since enslaved Africans were first brought to the British colonies against their will. By doing nothing to challenge what's happening we will essentially consent to a new form of medical apartheid and give up our essential freedoms. Those who do not take take a test or eventually refuse a vaccination will face discrimination. On the topic of discrimination it is extremely worrying that Palantir has been caught processing data from cameras placed in predominantly ethnic neighbourhoods in Los Angeles as part of the LAPD's 'Predictive Policing' programme:
This is the shape of things to come as Opendemocracy uncovered the fact that the Cabinet Office and Met Police have already used the services of Palantir:
AI is incredibly good at predicting what you will do next based on your past behaviours but we have no idea of what biases are being programmed into the algorithms and how we may be judged before a crime is even committed. There are worrying implications of how street level surveillance will allow the UK Government to police local lockdowns and curfews. We already know that many people were falsely arrested and fined during the bigger UK Lockdown and it appears we are being conditioned to accept ongoing Lockdowns as a permanent way of life.
This Government will not relinquish emergency powers now they have them and it seems clear this is the reason why 'Cases' are being perpetuated even though deaths are decreasing. Clearly we are developing natural herd immunity with the virus now being more widespread than at first thought. It's worth highlighting that very few cases will develop into deaths and that the ones who are most vulnerable are the ones that need to be protected, yet we seem to be punishing the many in order to save those few:
Met Police has been proliferating its use of facial recognition and previously we highlighted a petition from Big Brother Watch who are campaigning to stop facial recognition surveillance:
Big Brother Watch also took Palantir to task on its intentions along with Privacy International:
Further down the line it is not difficult to see how a Social Credit System will be attached to the Datastore by stealth in order to micro-manage individual behaviour. China brought this in very quickly in 2014 within a few years of trialling it.
We should expect that all of our data will be sold to corporations for not only predictive purposes but also marketing purposes. Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff explains how all Governments and Corporations collude together to do this already:
In the wake of Covid-19 we should have our eyes on cashless society and how the Datastore will fit into this, where we are being told that cash is now 'dirty' and needs to be avoided. Without physical cash we will lose the ability to trade freely and should already have realised that small and medium sized companies are being obliterated right now. Corporations are already quickly occupying the vacuum that this will create, providing no option other than to pay digitally instore and online with their monopoly. There will be no privacy left once all of our transactions are being monitored and our ability to purchase may well be further restricted by our social credit score and behaviour, penalised by such acts as not following Lockdown rules and curfews for example. We must therefore continue to fight for cash whenever we can and for as long as we can, ideally by supporting local and independent retailers.
So the golden question is what can we do to avoid this system of digital slavery happening.....? Well.... there is only one way. We must refuse to consent to any of this devious plan so that we don't participate. That means refusing to take a test, not downloading any tracking apps and fighting against the introduction of an Immunity Passport as well as scanners and cameras in our neighbourhoods, workplaces, public spaces, shops etc. Government will certainly not make this easy for any of us as it would entirely thwart their plans.
The first step is to become aware of the real game and by reading this article you’ve done that. Hopefully you now know something you didn't before around the bigger picture. Vigilance is really key as changes in legislation are being put through at an alarming rate whilst people are pre-occupied with fear and disinformation created by the mainstream media.
As a next step you can take immediate action today by supporting Zed Phoenix with his Crowd Justice case taking the Government to court in order to start a Judicial Review to stop any plans for Health Passports (another term for Immunity Passports) to proceed:
Zed's case follows in the footsteps of others such as Simon Dolan who also raised a huge amount with support from the Public. It is a great shame that this Government has to be taken to court to be held to account for its actions:
If you're interested in more reading you can go through our article describing the 3 phases of Fascism and the 10 steps towards that. Many of those have already happened and presently we are in a stage of Totalitarianism:
Cops, Karens, and the Coming Dystopia
•Jun 4, 2020
It's a scary time in America. In the last few weeks, we've seen police violence, protests, riots, snitch lines... all framed by the backdrop of a viral pandemic. It's not hard to see that a lot of people are hurting and angry. It's also not hard to understand why. It's a formula for conflict involving cops, Karens, and the threat of a dismal, uncertain future -- and dystopian fiction has given us prescient previews.
With the coronavirus lockdowns and the fear they spread both causing massive economic and emotional damage in this country, Americans have been strained to the breaking point. This country's founding promises of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have every appearance of being betrayed. Three high-profile incidences of police (or police-adjacent) killings of unresisting people in just the month of May lit the fuse, but the explosion was primed and ready to go well before that. The echoes of dystopia in today's reality are clearly heard. Movies like "V for Vendetta" and the genre of dystopian fiction in general are incredibly important to our way of thinking about and our reaction to the world around us. Here's why.
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Technofascist Takeover - 6 videos to watch and share
•Jun 9, 2020
I recommend 6 videos from several experts in their fields who all seem to be pointing in the same direction. They and I comment on the scamdemic, the proposed vaccines, the overthrow of our financial system & the Marxist riots. This is - without a doubt - the attempted imposition of the Technofascists' dreamed of Digital Gulag called the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The Strategy Of Technocracy's Coup d'Etat
•Premiered Jun 2, 2020
Both Pandemic and Riots are funded and orchestrated by the same group of Technocrats who successfully shut down the entire global economy. VIDEO-BACKUP
A woman who took an online contact tracing course through Johns Hopkins University explains the isolation and quarantine rules in California. Healthy people may be quarantined for 14 days just because they were in the vicinity of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. In that way, healthy people can be quarantined over and over again without ever being sick.
In Washington state, Governor Inslee says that quarantines are voluntary, but if an individual refuses to comply with the quarantine “request”, the state may “use a detention order, enforced by the police, to insure your compliance.” Non-compliant individuals may be sent to prison and fined up to $2,000 per day for non-compliance. People in India are being denied access to stores, travel, and work if they don’t have a contact-tracing app. Every state has plans for contact tracing. -GEG
Minnesota is now using contact tracing to track protestors, as demonstrations escalate
[N.B.: They did it before - illegally - already, but now they have a reason to publicly state and admit it.]
- Minnesota officials say they’re using contact tracing to better understand who the protestors are and where they’re coming from.
- Contact tracing has previously been used as part of a comprehensive coronavirus response.
As the Minnesota protests have spilled across the country, fueled by protestors angered over the police killing of an unarmed Minneapolis man named George Floyd, the protests have morphed into marches and demonstrations that have turned violent everywhere from New York City to Los Angeles. Curfews are being imposed in major cities around the US at the time of this writing, and at least eight states, as well as the District of Columbia, have requested the National Guard to assist local law enforcement.
In some cities like Minneapolis, though, officials are starting to turn to a familiar tool to investigate networks of protestors. The tool is contact-tracing, and it’s a familiar tool in that people have been hearing about it frequently in recent weeks as an important component of a comprehensive coronavirus pandemic response. According to Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harringon, officials there have been using what they describe, without going into much detail, as contact-tracing in order to build out a picture of protestor affiliations — a process that officials in the state say has led them to conclude that much of the protest activity there is being fueled by people from outside coming in.
In fact, Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Walz told reporters that as much as 80% of those being destructive are from outside Minnesota.
Setting aside whether or not that’s true, the non-protest aspect to this is the fact that it speaks to privacy concerns around contact-tracing in general, since using this tool to fight the coronavirus pandemic is by definition an invasion of privacy. Contact tracers need to know personal details about you, such as who you’ve been around and where you’ve gone over a not-insignificant period of time. And now, it’s a tool that’s apparently being used to build a completely different, non-coronavirus-related informational picture of Americans.
And what makes this even more interesting is the fact that a CNN analysis of Minneapolis data found what appears to be the complete opposite of the assertion about out-of-towners. Per CNN, “More than 80% of people booked into jail in Minneapolis on riot and other potentially riot-related charges over the past two days are from Minnesota, according to a CNN analysis of data from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office. Officials had earlier claimed that most protesters came from out of state.”
Meanwhile, the situation in cities around the country is continuing to deteriorate, as protests multiply and escalate. Among the most recent developments as of the time of this writing:
- The National Guard has been called up to help protect the White House from protestors.
- More than two dozen cities in 16 states have implemented curfews. One of those, Chicago, has imposed a curfew starting at 9 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. that officials say will be in place nightly “until further notice.”
- Minnesota’s governor has said he’s expecting the state to see a spike in coronavirus cases as a result of the crowds protesting.
Andy Meek @aemeek is a reporter in Memphis who also contributes to outlets like Fast Company and The Guardian. When he’s not writing about technology, he can be found hunched protectively over his burgeoning collection of vinyl, as well as nursing his Whovianism and bingeing on a variety of TV shows you probably don’t like.
Your “Immunity Passport” Future Begins To Materialize As Airlines Call For Digital ID Tracking Systems [BOYCOTT THESE AIRLINES!]
By Derrick Broze - 26 May 2020
The world’s largest airline trade group has called for immunity passports, thermal screening, masks, and physical distancing to be a part of the industry’s strategy for returning to “normal” operations.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 299 airlines, recently issued their publication, Biosecurity for Air Transport A Roadmap for Restarting Aviation, which outlines their strategy to open up air travel as governments begin to lift travel restrictions.
Under a section titled, “The passenger experience” and “Temporary biosecurity measures,” the IATA describes their vision of post-COVID-19 flights. The organization calls for contact tracing, a controversial method of tracking the civilian population to track the spread of COVID-19.
“We foresee the need to collect more detailed passenger contact information which can be used for tracing purposes,” the report states. “Where possible, the data should be collected in electronic form, and in advance of the passenger arriving at the airport including through eVisa and electronic travel authorization platforms.”
Interestingly, this call for pre-boarding check-in using “electronic travel authorization platforms” coincides with the recent announcement of the Covipass and the Health Pass from Clear, both of which call for a digital ID system using biometrics and storing travel, health, and identification data.
Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s CEO, told Arabian Industry that “a layered approach” combining multiple measures which are “globally implemented and mutually recognized by governments” are “the way forward for biosecurity.”
The IATA also calls for temperature screening at entry points to airport terminals. They envision the airline experience involving physical distancing of 3-6 feet throughout the airport. The group believes changes to the airport buildings to allow for physical distancing may be necessary. The IATA also recommended “face coverings” for passengers and protective equipment for airline and airport staff.
Although the organization acknowledged that there is not currently a fast reliable test for COVID-19, they believe that once an effective test is developed it could be applied on entry to the terminal. They call for this measure to be “incorporated into the passenger process as soon as an effective test, validated by the medical community, has been developed.”
On the topic of immunity passports — an idea discussed by Anthony Fauci, the World Health Organization, and Bill Gates — the IATA states that “immunity passports could play an important role in further facilitating the restart of air travel.” The organization believes that if a person is shown to have recovered from COVID-19 and developed immunity they will not need protective measures. Once medical evidence supports the possibility of immunity to COVID-19, IATA believes “it is essential that a recognized global standard be introduced, and that corresponding documents be made available electronically.”
Finally, the IATA believes a “general move towards greater use of touchless technology and biometrics should also be pursued.” Biometrics would include facial recognition, retina scanning, and/or thumbprints.
This vision painted by the IATA is one where those who choose to fly are faced with invasive security measures, surveillance, biometric tracking, immunity passports, temperature screenings, and generally, less human contact due to physical distancing and less communication with actual people. Of course, this push towards a digital ID which contains an individual’s personal identifying information, health records, and other personal data is part of an agenda which predates COVID-19. The “powers that wish they were” are taking every opportunity to expand their technocratic control grid and the panic caused by COVID-19 allows them to accelerate their plans at a rate not seen since the days after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The only thing stopping the roll out of this Technocratic State is the people of the world coming together, informing those who are in the dark, and unplugging from this control grid.
Question Everything, Come To Your Own Conclusions.
UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP are on the United Nation (UN) forefront of total population control - UNEP to join?
Contact Tracing Scarier than you Imagined
Orwellian Warden- and Snitch-Systems using contact tracing and tracking apps close to become law in USA
•May 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Will social distancing be permanent?
Stand up and fight!
•May 22, 2020
International bestselling author, Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA, explains how the coronavirus 'crisis' has affected health care and assesses the impact that social distancing has had on the treatment of seriously ill patients.
He points out that politicians are using social distancing to control us, describes how social distancing is wrecking our lives, and suggests that unless we stand up and fight against it, social distancing will be with us forever and will ruin our lives in every conceivable way.
For the truth about the coronavirus and much, much more please visit https://www.vernoncoleman.com
Welcome back to Corbett Report #NewWorldNextWeek — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.
•May 21, 2020
Welcome back to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.
Most States Sharing “Covid” Patients' Addresses With “Law Enforcement” https://bit.ly/2TmJ4q8
South Korea's Tracking Of COVID-19 Patients Raises Privacy Concerns https://n.pr/2zRQGdc
"Every part of our lives will be subject to control. This virus is about training us for submission, training us to do what we're told. To not go to the beach unless we're told, to not kiss our girlfriend without their permission. They're turning us into production units and consuming entities. They are going to rob us not only of our democracy and our liberties, but our souls. They are going to inject us with the medicines they want and they're going to charge us for the diseases they give us. They are going to control every part of our lives. What we are doing at Children's Health Defense is using the last instruments of democracy we have left - the Courts - to fight them. We are in the last battle. We are in the apocalypse. We are fighting for the salvation of humanity. We all knew this was coming, though I never believed it would come in my lifetime. But here it is."
-- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Robert Kennedy, Jr, comes out fighting against those in mainstream media and the Internet who are trying to block him from expressing concerns about vaccines. As a lawyer preparing lawsuits against vaccine companies for damages from their products, his research led him to the realization that the industry is criminally corrupt. In this interview by Patrick Bet-David, Kennedy describes what lies have been forced on the public to cover up the corruption and he shows that the truth is the opposite of what we have been told. For example, Kennedy says his research shows: (1) You are more apt to contract a disease from a vaccinated person than one who is not vaccinated! (2) Vaccines kill more people than the diseases do! (3) Vaccines are insanely profitable to the companies that make them, but that is peanuts compared to the profits from selling drugs and devices to treat illnesses the vaccines create! The business model of the pharmaceutical industry is, not to make people well, but to treat their symptoms and keep them sick so they will be customers for life! These are just a few of the jaw-dropping facts that Kennedy discovered in documents from the companies themselves. He offers references and sources to verify the accuracy of his statements. It is impossible to make sense of the push for mandatory vaccinations without the information in this interview. The information regarding the CIA’s role in the assassinations of JFK and RFK (his Uncle and father) is a startling addition. (2 hr. 19 min. Original date 2020 May 2.)
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Robert Kennedy Jr. Destroys Big Pharma, Fauci & Pro-Vaccine Movement
•Premiered May 2, 2020
Robert F Kennedy Jr talks vaccines, Dr Fauci, family history and JFk assassination with Patrick Bet-David.
About the Guest: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn 300 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.
Mr. Kennedy serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance.
He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is of counsel to Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice. He is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City.
He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. He is credited with leading the fight to protect New York City’s water supply. The New York City watershed agreement, which he negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and New York City watershed consumers, is regarded as an international model in stakeholder consensus negotiations and sustainable development.
Among Mr. Kennedy’s published books are the New York Times’ bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004), The Riverkeepers (1997), and Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr: A Biography (1977) and two children’s books St Francis of Assisi (2005), American Heroes: Joshua Chamberlain and the American Civil War and Robert Smalls: The Boat Thief (2008). His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice, and many other publications. His award-winning articles have been included in anthologies of America’s Best Crime Writing, Best Political Writing and Best Science Writing.
Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Environmental Law.
About Patrick Bet-David: During the Iranian Revolution of 1978, Patrick's family had to escape to survive and ended up living at a refugee camp in Erlangen, Germany. At 12 years old Patrick found himself collecting cans & beer bottles to raise money that could help his family and get him a Nintendo. These childhood experiences had a major impact on his perspective of freedom, hard work and entrepreneurship. Today, he is CEO of PHP Agency, Inc. a financial services company with over 15,000 agents in 49 states and Puerto Rico and an active YouTube creator commonly known for his investigative journalistic approach to interviews and unorthodox business teachings.
Mandatory Vaccines? The U.S. Supreme Court Said Yes! But Wait, There’s More…
By Spiro Skouras - 18. May 2020
If there is one topic that even comes close to the amount of coverage the virus gets, it is vaccines, and the big question is will they be mandatory?
Recently Jason Goodman of Crowdsource The Truth interviewed Alan Dershowitz and Dershowitz made some very bold controversial statements…
Dershowitz — a high-profile lawyer who has formerly represented president President Trump, OJ Simpson and even Jeffery Epstein amongst other high-profile clients — stated you have no constitutional protection against being forcibly vaccinated for an infectious disease.
Let’s take a closer look…
Neurosurgeon: Face Masks Are Grave Risk to Public Health
By Megan Fox - 17. May 2020
Every Karen on Facebook is shaming her neighbors for not wearing a face mask. We are being told by governors that if we don’t wear masks we are selfish, horrible human beings with no souls who want Grandma to die a horrible death.
Police are tackling people who don’t wear face masks properly in the subway. Grocery stores are throwing maskless people out and denying them service.
But now, there’s another doctor weighing in—besides Dr. Fauci, bonafide sex god and ruler of us all, who also said face masks are largely security theater and of no use to the healthy. Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon, has written an editorial saying that “masks pose serious risks to the healthy.”
First, Blaylock says, there is no scientific evidence that masks are effective against COVID-19 transmission. Pro-science people should care about this.
As for the scientific support for the use of face mask, a recent careful examination of the literature, in which 17 of the best studies were analyzed, concluded that, “ None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.” Keep in mind, no studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Any recommendations, therefore, have to be based on studies of influenza virus transmission. And, as you have seen, there is no conclusive evidence of their efficiency in controlling flu virus transmission.
It is also instructive to know that until recently, the CDC did not recommend wearing a face mask or covering of any kind, unless a person was known to be infected, that is, until recently. Non-infected people need not wear a mask. When a person has TB we have them wear a mask, not the entire community of non-infected. The recommendations by the CDC and the WHO are not based on any studies of this virus and have never been used to contain any other virus pandemic or epidemic in history.
Beyond the lack of scientific data to support wearing a mask as a deterrent to a virus, Blaylock says the more pressing concern is what can and will happen to the wearer.
Now that we have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention, are there dangers to wearing a face mask, especially for long periods? Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications.
There are studies to back that claim up.
In one such study, researchers surveyed 212 healthcare workers (47 males and 165 females) asking about presence of headaches with N95 mask use, duration of the headaches, type of headaches and if the person had preexisting headaches.
They found that about a third of the workers developed headaches with use of the mask, most had preexisting headaches that were worsened by the mask wearing, and 60% required pain medications for relief. As to the cause of the headaches, while straps and pressure from the mask could be causative, the bulk of the evidence points toward hypoxia and/or hypercapnia as the cause.
That is, a reduction in blood oxygenation (hypoxia) or an elevation in blood C02 (hypercapnia). It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries.
I am sure that we have several cases of elderly individuals or any person with poor lung function passing out, hitting their head. This, of course, can lead to death.
A more recent study involving 159 healthcare workers aged 21 to 35 years of age found that 81% developed headaches from wearing a face mask. Some had pre-existing headaches that were precipitated by the masks. All felt like the headaches affected their work performance.
Blaylock says studies have also shown that face masks impair oxygen intake dramatically, potentially leading to serious problems.
The importance of these findings is that a drop in oxygen levels (hypoxia) is associated with an impairment in immunity. Studies have shown that hypoxia can inhibit the type of main immune cells used to fight viral infections called the CD4+ T-lymphocyte.
This occurs because the hypoxia increases the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1), which inhibits T-lymphocytes and stimulates a powerful immune inhibitor cell called the Tregs. This sets the stage for contracting any infection, including COVID-19 and making the consequences of that infection much graver. In essence, your mask may very well put you at an increased risk of infections and if so, having a much worse outcome.
In other words, if you wear a face mask and contract some sickness, you will not be able to fight it off as effectively as if you had normal blood oxygen levels. The mask could make you sicker. It could also create a “deadly cytokine storm” in some.
There is another danger to wearing these masks on a daily basis, especially if worn for several hours. When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, they will expel some of the virus with each breath.
If they are wearing a mask, especially an N95 mask or other tightly fitting mask, they will be constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages. We know that people who have the worst reactions to the coronavirus have the highest concentrations of the virus early on. And this leads to the deadly cytokine storm in a selected number.
How about cancer, heart attacks, and strokes? Blaylock says face masks can make all of those conditions worse.
People with cancer, especially if the cancer has spread, will be at a further risk from prolonged hypoxia as the cancer grows best in a microenvironment that is low in oxygen. Low oxygen also promotes inflammation which can promote the growth, invasion and spread of cancers. Repeated episodes of hypoxia has been proposed as a significant factor in atherosclerosis and hence increases all cardiovascular (heart attacks) and cerebrovascular (strokes) diseases.
If that’s not bad enough, how would you like COVID-19 in your brain?
It gets even more frightening. Newer evidence suggests that in some cases the virus can enter the brain. In most instances it enters the brain by way of the olfactory nerves (smell nerves), which connect directly with the area of the brain dealing with recent memory and memory consolidation. By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.
Why is it that we only listen to dire predictions from Dr. Fauci and we don’t consult other experts in the field of medicine? Is Anthony Fauci the only qualified person to talk about this virus? Furthermore, if he is, he agrees with Dr. Blaylock that only sick people should wear them and he said so on 60 Minutes. So why aren’t we listening to him?
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African country bans face masks – also reopen schools and shops
The President of Tanzania has reportedly banned the use of face masks after noting that “face mask usage has caused anxiety among Tanzanians.”
Dr John Pombe Magufuli, who has been leader of the country since 2015, feels his people should not have to wear them due to CO2 emissions.
In a letter dated 24th of May, which was sent to media outlets across the world, through the Director of Presidential Communication in Tanzania, it outlined that he president effected the ban on face masks as well as giving the green light of normal operation of public transportation and also the reopening of of schools.
The letter was sent to reporters and said:
“To The Media,
President of The Republic of Tanzania Dr John Pombe Magufuli has today on 24, May 2020 banned the use of face masks by Tanzanians as the usage has caused fear and panic to Tanzanians leading to some closing down their businesses.His excellency The President has also allowed normal resumption of public transport as well as normal resumption of schools.We thank God for the defeat against Corona, let continue to wash hands to observe hygene, Bye Corona.”
Tanzania has had lack rules regarding the virus with President Magafuli downplaying the corona pandemic and saying that America ‘makes up numbers’ regarding the cases and deaths.
He and his ministers have also recently told the American envoy to Tanzania not to ’cause panic’ to Tanzanians after the American embassy in the capital, Dar es Salaam, stated that the chance of contracting the virus was “extremely high”.
The President of Tanzania had also brushed off pressure from the west to put his country in lockdown, keeping establishments open and even churches saying: “Coronavirus cannot survive in churches!”
Tanzania coronavirus kits raise suspicion after goat and pawpaw test positive
'There is something happening. I said before we should not accept that every aid is meant to be good for this nation,' says president
By Kate Ng -
Covid-19 test kits in Tanzania have raised suspicion after samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw fruit came back with positive results, as the president said there were “technical errors”.
President John Magufuli said during an event in the north west of Tanzania that the test kits were imported from overseas, but did not say where.
He said that in order to evaluate the quality of the kits, Tanzanian security forces randomly obtained non-human samples, including from a pawpaw, a goat and a sheep. The random samples were assigned human names and ages, and sent to a laboratory to test for coronavirus.
Lab technicians were deliberately not informed about the origins of the samples. The pawpaw and goat samples tested positive for Covid-19, said Mr Magufuli.
The president said the faulty kits meant some people were testing positive for coronavirus without actually being infected, reported Reuters.
He said: “There is something happening. I said before we should not accept that every aid is meant to be good for this nation.”
The Tanzanian government has come under scrutiny for its secretive approach to the pandemic. Earlier this week, footage of burials taking place at night under tight security circulated on social media, with activists accusing the government of covering up the real impact of the virus in the country.
Opposition leader Zitto Kabwe was quoted by the BBC as saying: “I don’t want to feel like the government is hiding something. I want it to perform its role. Right now, we are witnessing a lot of mourning, burials and dead bodies everywhere.
“Without transparency, the citizens will be more scared, which may cause even more deaths.”
Bill Gates-Funded COVID-19 Tracking Program Shut Down by FDA
Seattle-based program ordered to halt at-home coronavirus self-testing
By: Jay Greenberg - 15th May 2020
A Bill Gates-funded COVID-19 tracking program has been shut down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to reports.
The Seattle-based initiative, Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network, or SCAN, has been ordered to halt its at-home coronavirus testing scheme by the federal authorities.
The FDA has ordered SCAN to stop screening for the virus, putting the program, that has been providing hundreds of home testing kits each day, on pause.
As of Wednesday, all links to the project’s website now redirect to a notice stating its operations are “currently paused” due to a conflict with the FDA.
“SCAN has been operating under an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Washington State Department of Health,” the notice says.
“We have been notified that under revised guidance issued on May 8th, a separate federal EUA is now required” to continue testing.
“It has the potential to become an important tool for health officials seeking insights about the spread and behavior of the virus,” Gates wrote.
The FDA has requested additional information about SCAN’s at-home nasal swabs and seeks clarification on the project’s testing of “people who have not reported Covid-like illness,” according to RT.
While the notice offered no timetable for when testing might go back online, it noted that SCAN is “actively working” to address the FDA’s concerns and has been in contact with the agency since March.
Spearheaded by five Seattle-area healthcare organizations, the program, according to Gates, was meant to create a coronavirus surveillance system by testing “a sample of people in the Seattle region” – both sick and healthy.
Gates says he hopes to gain insight into how the illness is “moving through the community, who is at greatest risk, and whether physical distancing measures are working.”
"The key advantage of this at-home testing approach is that people don't need to go to a clinic, where they risk exposing themselves or others to infection," he added.
I’m hopeful that this program will improve our understanding of the coronavirus outbreak in Seattle and provide valuable information about the virus for other communities around the world. https://t.co/wnFarp28ys— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 13, 2020
Though the FDA has given no indication that the SCAN project is linked to fraud, the agency has gone on high alert after a rush of fly-by-night coronavirus testing services emerged across the US, many offering faulty or outright fake test kits.
With such schemes becoming more prevalent, the FDA, FBI, CDC, and a number of other federal agencies have issued public warnings to consumers.
Ramped-up testing around the country has seen over 9.6 million carried out in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Public health officials are continuing to sound alarms about inadequate supplies, however.
Many argue that states should not consider reopening without widespread screenings in place.
SCAN will likely argue that while the program is out of commission, at least temporarily, that goal will be pushed further out of reach.
Don't forget and be aware what Bill Gates has in mind, because, since the French economy minister stated that "there will be no second wave of COVID-19" and Sweden is still doing quite fine by not following the globalist agenda, the masterminds of this plandemic are now challenged to escalate.
By Spiro Skouras - 26. April 2020
For generations the public has been controlled through fear. The progression of perceived enemies has evolved over time.
We were once told our enemies were nation states and we had to duck and cover because the enemy could strike with great devastation at a moment’s notice.
While this outside threat, used to instill fear and bolster the military industrial complex was very effective, this enemy could only last so long and was merely a stepping stone.
The fear of an outside threat later evolved into terrorists who had no borders, which justified military expansionism globally.
We were told They hate us because were free, gradually we became less free as the government has erected a police state and a surveillance state to protect us from the very terror threat they created.
Now we are told our enemy is invisible yet everywhere; we are told our way of life will never be the same, much like we heard in the aftermath of 9/11 — and boy were they right!
The public has been conditioned to live in a constant state of fear, we have been conditioned to rely on the government as our only solution for safety.
This is a solution we have been warned about for hundreds of years. Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Whistleblower: NSA Goal Is 'Total Population Control'
•Premiered Apr 13, 2020
William Binney worked for the National Security Agency as a code-breaker for more than 30 years. At a recent conference, he said their ultimate goal is total population control.
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