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TRACE AND TRACK.
We all know that with the technology that we have today that we and our habits are been constantly monitored.
What we don’t appreciate is that this data is non-regulated, its use, and by whom it is all but invisible.
When Governments introduce a tracking App surely it should ring alarm bells to the erosion of Democracy.
There is no argument to saving lives is a given but the argument here is that with so safeguards, transparency, or legal rights over the storage and eventually removal of this data. (Centrally as in the case of England.)
It will turn us into digital slaves.
Since the arrival of the internet power has become invisible, with corporate-owned software running everything from the stock exchanges, to regime change.
Facebook and Twitter are partly responsible for the election of a USA president Mr. Donald Dump, the Arab Rising, the Brotherhood in Egypt, the false news, etc.
Surely to many of our forebears gave their lives for us now to throw away what is left of our freedom to create an autocratic regime.
If we want to live in a society like China these tracking Apps will get us there sooner than you think.
If you look at China its Communist Party is planning to implement a single citizen score using opaque algorithms that are largely political.
In fact, China’s social credit scoring is best understood not as a single system but as an overarching ideology: Its government agencies compile and share data on judgments against individuals or companies.
Default on your debts, and you will be put on the “List of Untrustworthy Persons.” Blacklisted individuals cannot make “luxury purchases,” such as high-speed rail and air tickets or hotel rooms.
The ripple effect on every part of your life becomes a multiplier on punishments. Warning, these people who are on the blacklist. When a blacklisted person crosses certain intersections in Beijing, facial-recognition technology projects their face and ID number on massive electronic billboards.
As you see in Hong Kong the government eager to quash free speech and root out dissenters.
The tracking apps may well help to break the chain of infections, but with dedicated watchers to record deeds and misdeeds it will lead to socially engineer behavior by ascribing a number to citizens.
Good deeds gain points; bad deeds lose them, with perks and hardships attached and it won’t be long before they take a broad range of behaviors both financial and social, all underwritten by an invisible web of Big Data.
Everything becomes negotiable, no one will make a decision.
Businesses need to keep in constant touch with the government in order to stay in the business.
What harm could there be?”
Where will it extend to next?
Now it the time to ensure that your hard-won freedom is not sacrificed but protected.
All human comments appreciated. All like clicks and abuse chucked in the bin.