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CDC Spied on Americans through Cell Phones to Enforce Lockdowns
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spied on the cell phones of tens of thousands of Americans in order to enforce its COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, according to a shocking discovery.
The CDC spent $420,000 in 2021 to be able to access millions of Americans’ mobile phone location data to track whether they were complying.
REPORT: CDC Tracked Millions of Phones to See If Americans Followed COVID Lockdown Orders.. -Vice— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) May 4, 2022
According to papers obtained by the outlet, the CDC utilized public money to purchase data from SafeGraph, a data brokerage, which was taken from the cell phones of the American people.
The mobile phone data in question was aggregated, which means it didn’t follow each individual user’s movements; instead, it was designed to highlight broad patterns.
However, the federal health agency’s openly dystopian acts cause concern, as they demonstrate the extent of totalitarian control the federal government is willing to use for its own gain.
CDC is not interested in tracking adverse vaxx events (incl. death). CDC does want to track you using latest/greatest tech. Vice’s FOIA request uncovered the CDC paid controversial data broker SafeGraph $420k (2021) for access to Americans’ “anonymized” cell phone location data.— Essie Kays (@KaysEssie) May 4, 2022
Hourly activity monitoring in curfew zones, as well as comprehensive estimates of how many individuals visited pharmacies participating in vaccination monitoring systems, were among the initiatives under question.
Vice’s FOIA request uncovered that the CDC paid controversial data broker SafeGraph $420,000 last year for access to a year of Americans’ “anonymized” cell phone location data. https://t.co/GeYFxrcwfW— MC (@MariaCo11521461) May 4, 2022
To make the news even more shocking, cybersecurity researcher Zach Edwards is mentioned in the paper as adding that the records showed the CDC had bigger plans for cell phone location data. These weren’t just for tracking epidemic reactions.
According to Vice, the documents show that the CDC planned to use the data to analyze compliance with curfews, track patterns of people visiting K-12 schools, churches, and specifically monitor the effectiveness of policy in the Navajo Nation. https://t.co/zTx9fh0ZcT— atasteofcreole (@atasteofcreole) May 4, 2022
According to the analyst, the federal government purposely constructed a large list of open-ended applications, including the surveillance and tracking of contacts between neighbors, trips to schools and churches, and a violence-focused study of the data.
1/a few CDC Surveilling you. CDC paid data broker SafeGraph $420k for access to Americans’ “anonymized” cell phone location data. CDC used COVID-19 as reason to buy access to data, it intended to use it for more general CDC purposes.”— Essie Kays (@KaysEssie) May 4, 2022
The CDC’s clever dystopian strategy began with the temporary usage of free data.