Where is the problem?
No spyPhone, no App, no problem.
For now, because they work on something that wouldn`t even need a spyPhone:
Covid-19 as a door opener for new surveillance technologies
The U.S. agency's intelligence agency is rapidly seeking techniques to remotely identify infected people and enable contact tracing even without cell
Whatever the reason, the corona pandemic inspires the imagination to develop new surveillance and control techniques. Michel Foucault, for example,
described this in "Monitoring and punishments" and also showed that the surveillance, control and disciplining techniques that arose with the plague
with the "Dream of a disciplined society" the expansion of state power and the establishment of new institutions ( Hospital, prison, poor house,
police etc.) about the specific infection. After the endangerment of the danger in a Panopticon it is now a matter of realizing and disciplining the
whole society as a Panopticon by means of preventive monitoring.
Secret services are always on hand when there are opportunities during crises to establish new powers and surveillance techniques that can also serve
very different purposes than those originally intended. The research agency of the numerous US intelligence agencies, the Advanced Research Projects
Agency (IARPA), has come up with the idea of using Covid-19 to develop new techniques for tracking and predicting them.
And because Covid-19 is associated with spatial distance and social distance, as well as the creation of interfaces that are as contactless as
possible, people now want to have techniques to identify people with Covid 19, whether they show symptoms or not, from a distance. That was also the
desire after 9/11 when they tried to develop techniques to recognize evil intentions from a distance. And you want contact tracking options that can
do without cell phones. That would be useful not only to fight epidemics, but also criminals, terrorists or political opponents. The aim is to enable
contact tracing even for those who try to escape surveillance.
IARPA launched the "COVID-19 Seedling Research Topics" on May 21 to achieve an "overwhelming secret service advantage" with this "high-risk" research
program, such as in the discovery, geospatial monitoring and recording ("with data protection"), the reliability of information or modeling,
simulation and predictive analytics. Somehow, data protection should also be preserved. It is expressly said that preference is given to research that
not only helps quickly against the Covid 19 pandemic, "but improves warning and responsiveness to future similar events." Naturally "revolutionary"
solutions are expected in Trump country. Research that only offers "evolutionary improvements" will be sorted out.
What do you want? Rapid diagnosis of viral infections in symptomatic and asymptomatic people. "Contactless" approaches are preferred, for example via
"breathing", "which can be used at entrances to public transport, airports and shops". And then means are also desired, such as how RNA / DNA can be
discovered in wastewater or otherwise in the environment, in order to identify impending virus epidemics and to estimate their extent and geographical
reach. In both cases it is a matter of mass surveillance without cause.
Novel approaches to contact tracking are also desired for people who have no cell phones and / or no internet connection. One thinks of methods that
protect data protection and that use "the modern communication and Internet of Things technologies". The word data protection can be seen as
To discover events, information flows of all kinds should of course be recorded and evaluated multilingual and multimodal. One would also like to have
predictive tools that, based on a large amount of data, can predict everything about even the possibility of future epidemics and their consequences.
The models should also make it possible to estimate the consequences of various interventions.
Link Telepolis (german)
Brave New World. But no problem for most of the people which have nothing to hide anyway and know to 100% that such "stories" just are plain stupid
edit on 1 6 2020 by DerBeobachter because: (no reason given)