How Governments Are Deploying Big Data To Enforce COVID-19 Quarantines — Activist Post – March28, 2020

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By Tyler Durden

This week a technology startup called Unacast launched a new app called “Social Distancing Scoreboard,” which tracks the GPS location of smartphones and grades geographical regions, such as a town, county, and or even a state, on how well residents in those areas are abiding by the government-enforced social distancing rules. The app creates an index, ranked from A to F, for whether people are staying home or not. →

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Spain To Track Every Smartphone Across Country In Controversial Study — Activist Post – November 23, 2019

By Tyler Durden

Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) will begin tracking smartphone locations of millions of people this week in preparation for the 2021 census, raising privacy concerns, reported RT News. INE will track every smartphone in the country over a series of tests that will extend through 2020, and the government has assured Spaniards the project is completely “anonymous.” 

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