Apple-Google work on a tracking system as government considers immunity cards

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Silicon Valley giants Google and Apple have joined together to help stop the spread of coronavirus with the development of a Bluetooth tracking system called contact tracing.

This comes after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a CNN host he would consider immunity cards for Americans. The government is considering it.

Fauci told CNN’s New Day that the Trump administration is considering giving out certificates showing a person has previously had coronavirus and recovered, which could help reduce transmission as people return to work in the coming months.

“I mean, it’s one of those things that we talk about when we want to make sure that we know who the vulnerable people are and not,” he said. “This is something that’s being discussed. I think it might actually have some merit, under certain circumstances.”

THE TRACKER

In a press release Friday, the companies announced their contact tracing software for iPhones and Androids, which is meant to help reduce the spread of the virus.

TRACING OR TRACKING?

The technology is expected to make it easier for governments and public health officials to track down those who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Using Bluetooth signals, the system will identify what other phones, which have also consented [voluntary? for how long?] to the platform, were in close contact for a certain duration of time. If someone in the catalog enters that they have tested positive for COVID-19, the technology will use encryption to notify every device that came into close proximity with it via exposure alert.

This is to help the users and governments understand the reach of the virus.

“What they’re trying to do is solve a problem with an invisible, fast moving killer,” explained AP tech writer Frank Bajak. “You need technology, a lot of people believe, to tackle (it), because so many people who are infected with the virus aren’t showing symptoms and they’re transmitting it that way.”

ANONYMOUS TRACKING

This has the potential to rob Americans of their freedoms, all under the guise of keeping us safe and healthy.

We see the overreaches in this temporary social distancing mandate. Churches have been singled out and drive-in churches are banned, for example. However, Google and Apple claim it will all be anonymous.

Then there is the problem of hacking.

Details haven’t been revealed at this time.

THE VACCINE

At the same time, Bill Gates, who funds the wildly inaccurate charts that led to the lockdown, is working toward a vaccine. Most prefer a cure to the vaccine right now. Vaccines take years if at all. We still don’t have a vaccine for AIDS and many vaccines have side effects.

He wants full indemnity for his vaccine. In other words, if it harms people, they can’t sue.


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Dale
2 years ago

With the close of our country it is easily seen how much we as a people are being subjected to government tracking systems as well as systems being activated by non-government entities (ex.: Gates Foundation. We are not a police state and our Freedom from such tyranny should not be tolerated.

Greg
Greg
2 years ago

And people can’t understand Why I don’t have a smartphone, or Any cellphone. It’s the same reason I don’t have a google account or any social media accounts.

Now I read that the increase in NY deaths are the result of counting previous deaths from some time back. Surely Fauci knew of this new policy and was the likely reason he said it would be a bad week. He sure was filled with pride when saying, “we predicted this”. This is beginning to be the biggest Con Job ever perpetrated.

herbert r richmond
2 years ago

Freedoms and right be damned, Police State tactics in the name of safety and security outs the Government in charge of us in every aspect, Dr. Fauci , needs to be watched very closely, he is a member of Gates’s group on vaccines.

oldarmyblog
2 years ago

How about a tattoo just above the left wrist? After that add a badge that has to be worn just over the heart. Tech giants have been helping the Communist government of China develop tracking tools. What could possibly go wrong? It is amazing to see how fast we are going to a full totalitarian country. I hope people remember this crap at election time. Not holding my breath as our school system has been churning out little mindless socialist sheep for the last 40 years.

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
2 years ago

Apple and especially Google being involved in tracking American citizens is truly frightening. Google does enough without government sanction. Be frightened what they would do with it.