It is now revealed that the Biden administration, which has brought us an Orwellian “disinformation board” that they insist will not be used against American citizens, was purchasing cell phone location data and movement information to surveil American citizens during the COVID crisis.
How many times did we hear that anyone concerned about digital vaccine passports and lockdowns being used as an excuse to surveil our private lives and movement was a nutty conspiracy theorist? Lo and behold, it seems like that is exactly what is happening. Ostensibly to track compliance with lockdowns, in this case, the CDC tracked people wherever they went, including schools, church, and even when visiting neighbors, using cell phone tracking data.
The investigative website Vice broke the news, reporting, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bought access to location data harvested from tens of millions of phones in the United States to perform analysis of compliance with curfews, track patterns of people visiting K-12 schools, and specifically monitor the effectiveness of policy in the Navajo Nation…The documents also show that although the CDC used COVID-19 as a reason to buy access to the data more quickly, it intended to use it for more-general CDC purposes.”
Where do we start? The issue here is that a government bureaucracy believed surveilling the American people en masse was a perfectly fine thing to do. You know, in the name of “safety.” With everything we were facing during the pandemic, the CDC launched a program tracking you to your child’s school, to a restaurant, to a gym, and even to church.
We know the Democrats never want to let a good crisis go to waste. For them, every crisis presents an opportunity to do the worst thing possible; in this case, it was sweeping away the rule of law and constitutional order simply because they could.
Vice’s report details how cell phone location data can show where a person lives, works, and where they go. The CDC paid a company called Safe Graph $420,000 for access to one year of data using it ostensibly to track what people were doing during curfews. Is your blood boiling yet? It should be.
Further, “Zach Edwards, a cybersecurity researcher who closely follows the data marketplace, told Motherboard in an online chat after reviewing the documents: ‘The CDC seems to have purposefully created an open-ended list of use cases, which included monitoring curfews, neighbor-to-neighbor visits, visits to churches, schools, and pharmacies, and also a variety of analysis with this data specifically focused on ‘violence.’ (The document doesn’t stop at churches; it mentions ‘places of worship.’),” reported Vice.
Reasonable people could surmise that this is a dry run of a disgraceful and illegal effort by the government to normalize the tracking of individual Americans, categorizing them, and using that information for law enforcement and even political organizing purposes.
The CDC clearly feels they are above the law and other Constitutional decencies and was perfectly comfortable initiating mass surveillance on innocent people living their lives. The question now becomes, what’s tracked next? What about parents attending a school board meeting? Or how about people visiting a gun store? Or tracking those who go to a gun range? Or how about individual tracking of people who attend a Trump rally?
Remember, the Biden administration is challenging the overturning of the mask mandate not because it’s imperative to your health. In their statement, they said they were doing it to preserve the CDC’s “authority” to do whatever they deem necessary during an “emergency.” Dr. Anthony Fauci was the first to decry health authorities being subject to a court order. He called it “disturbing” and that it set a “dangerous precedent.” Actually, this is exactly what the judiciary does—reverse the government when it overreaches.
The Intercept is also reporting on the growing issue of private tracking data being used by the government: “As location data has proliferated largely unchecked by government oversight in the United States, one hand washes another, creating a private sector capable of state-level surveillance powers that can also fuel the state’s own growing appetite for surveillance without the usual judicial scrutiny.”
The data industry insists they aren’t bound by privacy laws because they are only tracking phones, and the data is not tied to people’s names. That’s laughable. An ACLU representative told the Intercept: “The Supreme Court has made clear that cellphone location information is protected under the Fourth Amendment because of the detailed picture of a person’s life it can reveal…Government agencies’ purchases of access to Americans’ sensitive location data raise serious questions about whether they are engaged in an illegal end run around the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement.”
Indeed. The good news is it’s now clear there must be legislation to stop this repugnant practice in its tracks.
The “Just the News” website reported, “Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a fierce protector of freedom and privacy, says it is time to ban federal agencies from being able to track Americans’ behavior by buying their cell phone location data from commercial vendors. ‘When the government is trying to snoop on your behavior, it’s wrong, and there should be laws against it…’”
There is a bill languishing in Congress called the “Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale” Act stopping the federal government from buying location information without a warrant. Contacting your representatives is imperative so they know you are aware of what’s happening and that this end-run against the Fourth Amendment must be stopped in its tracks.
We have allowed the Federal Government to become a Socialist enemy of the people. We need to vote out any and all Progressives in government positions. Only those who openly support the U.S. Constitution should be allowed in government.
Actually, it’s Pedo Quid Pro Joe and his Marxist/fascist Rap Party and Deep State (at least since their successful fraudulent coup).
Lying, corrupt,immoral marxist democrat party, same self serving ,anti American activities for over 50 years!
When will the people they continually exploit finally wake up and THROW THEM OUT!
There always have been, and always will be too many “useful idiots” for evil to take advantage of.
No republic has ever survived indefinitely because of this.
50 years? No. It’s been since the inception of the Democratic Party.
Maybe we can use the tracking data to monitor how many visits people make to the ballot drop boxes in November. I would be great to use their weapon against them.
Someone did. See 2000 Mules.
Well, there will be some comic relief on Tuesday as the Biden fool will be on telling us how minimal inflation is and how GREAT things are for Americans! Wednesday’s inflation report will just continue to PROVE how big a fool and LIAR this idiot IS!! For all those that voted for him– he is now showing you how he is looking after your WELL-FARE!!
The marxist democrat party are scum!
They are destroying America and attempting to take away Citizens freedom.
Throw them out!
This adds lots of fuel to the fire of a conspiracy theory over Covid. Which was first, the disease or the plan to circumvent American citizens rights? Was the disease created so that a population covering vaccine was needed? Were the multiple boosters needed because they could not get the tracking mechanism in it to work? The longer this continues, the more sinister it looks!
And now, right before many primaries, the Covid cases are rising again. Unelected bureaus with no beholding to the American citizens can be tolerated and allowed to run roughshod over the American public! But , are they trying to push our buttons, with a long term goal to come up with a reason to declare martial law? They are concerned about the 2024 election, obviously not the mid-terms. Which they have already conceded. I am worried.
I wonder how long before this Disinformation Board will have the 2000 Mules movie banned from the internet and all other venues where the American citizens can see the truth?
The irony is it’s the Democrat Party, along with all of their minions, that needs to be banned, dismantled, dissolved and/or downright outlawed/locked up for violations to the US Constitution,
along with sedition/treason charges.
ALWAYS! FEDS, STATE, COUNTY, CITY GOVERMENTS ARE ALL SCREWING US TO THE WALL. OUR ILLUSTRIOUS COUNTY LEGISLATURE JUST GAVE 39 PUBLIC PARASITES RAISES TOTALING OVER $300,000.00. THEIR REASON, COST OF LIVING TO HIGH AND THEY NEED TO KEEP UP. THE REST OF US CAN SIGN UP FOR THEIR WELFARE PROGRAMS.
Just so they know I will shoot any stalker that try’s entering my house. Big gov can KISS MY A$$.
The devil and evil has moved into the white house.
IMHO: Kinda makes me glad I’m old. I have had the feeling for more years than I care to remember that Soylent Green, Nineteen Eighty Four, Fahrenheit 451, A Brave New World, I Robot, Population Bomb, and Animal Farm, among others would unfortunately come to pass. Today’s fiction, tomorrows fact! It’s not far off. I wish all you younger people, who think you know it all and care less, all the best when you finally “own nothing, and are happy” under the NWO, or the Great Reset, of Klaus Schwabs’ Utopia. Mass Formation Psychosis, with it’s continual drumming and diet of Democratic Donkey P!ss flavored BidenSh!t, that went right to your heads.Take your Somma pills, enjoy your Genetically Modified and Artificial foods, Automatic Programmed Education, free random sex, loud music(?) and dancing(?), and your chosen (by them) jobs in the fields that Artificial Intelligence and Robotics can’t handle. Big Pharma and Big Agra will keep you just well enough to work in the fields and factories, and just sick enough to need their poisons, and when you finally run out of the desire to live you can check in at the Hotel California (Soylent Green factory) where they’re only “programmed to receive,” and “check out in style like Edward G. Robinson!” Every one except the Elites loves Soylent Green because it tastes better! You have ALL THIS NOTHING to keep you happy, while the Elites cruise the world, eat real food, and live the Schwab Dream. Hot Damn! Sorry I’ll miss out on all this wonderful life, NOT.
Huh? I can’t hear you. Loud music I guess. Other than that, I am glad I will not have to live like this in the future.
We want the best for our children and grandchildren. But when they want “free stuff” from the taxpayers, I lose interest.
I have seen this government BS all of my life. I worked hard, went to college, got an engineering degree so I could get a job, pay my student loans, have healthcare, and support my family. It took me 12 years once out of college to buy a house. The banks always had some excuse for not giving this white boy a mortgage. While many relatives and friends lived off the taxpayers, got low income rates on housing, I had busted my ass to get what I was able to get, paying full price for everything, maxing out my Social Security every year.
The Elites have worked on this control for many years. Their work seems to be paying off for them. They need this middle class work unit to secure their futures. They sure are using as little of their money as they can to do this.
It is like auto racing. One uses other peoples money (sponsors) to spend millions of dollars to race. They never use their own money, if possible. Those that do, end up broke and out of racing.
For me, it has just led to a semi-secure retirement, watching to see what happens next. I guess I could lose everything I own now and be happy. I have lived a good life. But I still crave for a secure free future for our posterity.
My faith is what has gotten me through. God works in mysterious ways. Whatever he sends me, I accept, and move on. I watch and wonder when the second coming will be. Hopefully it will be after my death, for I fear that is how the Lord is going to give us our freedom in the Rapture.
Life is too short to mull over the past.
This the same tactic being used in China on a daily basis…..my question is how do we make our cellular connections “un-trackable?” Citizens should not have to be faced with the potential of being tracked or monitored by any means. The only exception might be that of actual ongoing criminal activities….and with warrants in place. It may be time to dump the cell phone and go back to two cans and a string.
I saw an article on the web the other day that said you could turn off the tracking on an android phone. I did not read the article, but perhaps you could check it out. I will also be looking for how to turn the tracking off.
You can turn tracking off, but look at your carrier, most of them support the Democrat party so they and Google most likely can by-pass and still follow you.
Turning off the tracker on an Android phone:
How do I block my phone from being tracked?
On Android: Open the App Drawer, go into Settings, select Location, and then enter Google Location Settings. Here, you can turn off Location Reporting and Location History.
Hope this helps!
and hope they’re not actually lying about that…. Mine is off or at home almost all the time. Even have an adapter to connect to Ethernet with VPN.
To stay with the theme it is “dezinformatsiya”, which is control of what is let in and what is disseminated to the people from foreign and national sources both. It’s beginning to sound like the Sulai Omaromva of speech.
I still want to know why three important departments are headed by foreign, especially Homeland.
Two words “Restraining Order” we need one from SCOTUS for Uncle Sam to clarify the Bill of Rights for our cognitively, and comprehension challenged servants, a.k.a. federal government, to stay the hell away from our private sphere, out of our bank accounts, and homes – period!
And many thought the “Mark of The Anti-Christ” was impossible!!! It literally means, the numbering system of man. Hello, time to unplug our ears and listen to Bible prophecy. Checkout ICANN website.
I think it would be hard for the Feds. to track my cell phone as it is off 98% of the time. I have a cell phone mostly for emergency use. It costs me less than $100 per year to run my cell phone.
Phone does not have to be “on” for provider or government to track
Put it in a gold woven evidence bag
Folks………you have to realize that this is the same government that is feeding pure lies to its citizens regarding the invasion of Ukraine.
DO NOT take my word for it. Research things yourself. Look into where the children of Biden, Pelosi, John Kerry, Mitt Romney…….are heavily invested. Our leadership is ruining our financial future and our ability to fuel our vehicles, our homes, our very stomachs all to protect their investments with the INCREDIBLY corrupt Ukraine government backed organizations located in Ukraine.
Don’t take my word for it, look into it…but especially dont believe the same government that threw the 2020 election, lied about the non vaccine, vaccine…..lied about..EVERYTHING…….and are now setting up a ministry of propaganda so as to better lie to us all.
So true!!! And be sure to see the You Tube video of Zelensky playing the piano with his penis!!! And to think the USA has so far given Ukraine $3.6 BILLION in aid and weapons!!! While we Americans are left to scrape by. QUESTION??? If the US was under attack on our soil, How many foreign countries would come to our aid??? Think about it!!!
I’d like to see the demise of the demoncrat party.
Amen Phyl, Amen!
At least with the Democrat party, we can tell who the enemies of America and freedom are!
Yeah but Feds spy via: banking, Online, phones, applications, etc Very scary & 666
Pay cash, especially to small businesses.