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CDC tracking millions of Americans through cellphones during COVID-19 ‘pandemic’

March 29, 2020

    I spy with my little eye something that begins with you…

 As if it were not bad enough that the state governments, and to a lesser but still concerning degree the Federal government, are slowly taking away, or at least abusing, most of our rights, we are now learning that the government is using this “invisible menace” to track the movements of millions of Americans.

  Here is more:

Government officials across the U.S. are using location data from millions of cellphones in a bid to better understand the movements of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic and how they may be affecting the spread of the disease.

The federal government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local governments have started to receive analyses about the presence and movement of people in certain areas of geographic interest drawn from cellphone data, people familiar with the matter said. The data comes from the mobile advertising industry rather than cellphone carriers.

The aim is to create a portal for federal, state and local officials that contains geolocation data in what could be as many as 500 cities across the U.S., one of the people said, to help plan the epidemic response.

 It shows which retail establishments, parks and other public spaces are still drawing crowds that could risk accelerating the transmission of the virus, according to people familiar with the matter.

The data can also reveal general levels of compliance with stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders, according to experts inside and outside government, and help measure the pandemic’s economic impact by revealing the drop-off in retail customers at stores, decreases in automobile miles driven and other economic metrics.

  Although I know it does not matter I am one of those people who only turn my phone’s GPS on when I am going to use it but what makes this even more troubling is the fact that the government has gotten around the cellphone carriers and is using the advertising information to spy on our every move. I guess this is supposed to make us feel better however:

The data—which is stripped of identifying information like the name of a phone’s owner—could help officials learn how coronavirus is spreading around the country and help blunt its advance.

  For now my friends, for now. It is only a matter of time before the watchers see patterns and want more information and then our anonymity will be gone as well, if we really have it in the first place. 

  The government has already learned more about the American people during this “crisis” than any which came before it, mostly that the American people will lay down and quickly trade our essential liberties for some perceived security and this is just the beginning. When this “crisis” is over there will be another one, and another one, and another one and in each instance the government is going to push the envelope a little more. This is just the beginning…

  As always, malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

 

11 Comments leave one →
    • March 30, 2020 5:02 am

      Right on! They are slowly instituting Martial law and most people do not even seem to care.

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  1. March 29, 2020 5:41 pm

    While the DS & evil world Cabal try to keep their strangle hold on America, POTUS has call in even the “Individual Ready Reserve troops!” to combat the UN Troops cells planted in America. So, if a UN Troop comes to your home asking for your guns, give them something else – need not comply. Trump already told us he’s “FOR” the Constitution, so we can act accordingly. People have to ‘know and mark’ the enemy – they are the one’s who want to strip us our of God given and Civil Rights.
    #ReclaimAmerica #ReclaimLiberty!
    Change this up a bit: Give us Liberty. Period.
    The enemy always want to steal, rape and ruin, may the workers for Good ‘stop um.’
    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/03/27/trump-recalls-ready-reserve-to-battle-coronavirus/

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    • March 29, 2020 7:06 pm

      Also this – a perspective from a Dr who was “removed by MedicalCouncilofNSW purely for blogging a “paranoid conspiracy” supporting Trump/Q. #PoliticalAbuseOfPsychiatry” There’s a link for his Twit page if you want to read it from there.
      https://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=142498

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    • March 30, 2020 5:04 am

      Let’s hope so, you know I am questioning Trump’s part in all of this. I hope I am wrong.

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      • April 1, 2020 1:12 pm

        I know what you mean. Seems only ‘sane’ to do so. If GOD wills it to happen (take down the evils), it will! (that’s my request!). Even if He has to resurrect Balaam’s donkey to do it!! 🤣
        Notice the work “mock” … the “mockers” hate to “mocked”!

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      • April 1, 2020 6:46 pm

        Sometimes I get impatient but I have to remember it is all in God’s plan and in his time, he is in control and his ways are above ours.

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  2. April 11, 2020 10:16 am

    This articles gives another perspective to Mobile Advertisements. This difference of opinion is welcome as it helps me think outside that limited box. An article worth reading!

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