A Trojan Horse? PathCheck’s Contact Tracing App Coming to Minnesota and the World

Another contact tracing app is being rolled out in the state of Minnesota. This brought to you by  MIT Media Lab spinoff PathCheck, who intends to be the global leader of “precision medicine” for minorities.

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Almost as soon as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic in March, contact tracing apps seem to have sprouted everywhere. Last May, MintPress News reported on a Bluetooth-enabled sports fans tracking app, which was later repurposed to push COVID-19 contact tracing methods. The app, called Care19, was one of the first

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With Microsoft Purchase of TikTok, US Tightens Grip Over International Media

Even as the government attempts to frame the debate over the banning of Chinese companies like TikTok and Huawei over privacy concerns, it continues to try to ban the encryption of data and communications at home.

Microsoft Bill Gates

Following Donald Trump’s Friday announcement that he would ban the popular Chinese-owned video platform, Microsoft has today swooped in to hoover up TikTok after it received “personal assurances” from the president himself that he would back such a move. Trump has given the two parties up to 45 days to hash out a deal. ByteDance, TikTok’s parent

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Mass-Tracking COVI-PASS Immunity Passports Slated to Roll Out in 15 Countries

COVI-PASS will determine whether you can go to a restaurant, if you need a medical test, or are due for a talking-to by authorities in a post-COVID world. Consent is voluntary, but enforcement will be compulsory.

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Through the magic of Internet meme culture, most Millennials will be familiar with the famous opening scene of the 1942 film, “Casablanca,” where two policemen stop a civilian in the "old Moorish section" of Nazi-occupied French Morocco and ask him for his "papers." The subject is taken away at once after failing to produce the required documents.

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The High-Tech Profiling of Native Americans Under COVID-19 Could Be Headed Your Way

As a racial profiling scandal unfolds in a New Mexico hospital targeting Native American mothers, the same principles of racial discrimination dominate the emerging technological surveillance landscape.

Native American COVID-19

By now it is no secret that COVID-19 is being used to justify profiteering, power grabs, and the incremental decimation of our right to privacy. It is also serving to perpetuate age-old practices of oppression against Native peoples and other minority groups in the United States, as evidenced by a secret policy enacted by a neonatal women's

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Amazon Unveils Augmented Reality to Enforce Social Distancing in New Norm for Corporate America

Amazon has started testing on several social distancing technologies following demands for public safety amid COVID-19 and the intrusive changes will likely have a permanent effect on workers’ rights to privacy.

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Should you be one of the dozens of people working minimum ten-hour shifts at Amazon's fulfillment center in Kent, Washington these days, you might very well be at the vanguard of the "new normal" for American blue collar workplaces. The 1 million-square-foot facility located about 20 miles south of Seattle is the site of a new wearable

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North Dakota Governor Delivers Testing Ground for Mass Tracking Tech

Privacy advocates are raising the alarm over the North Dakota governor’s cozy ties to Bill Gates and big tech as the state deploys new mass surveillance tech under the auspices of limiting COVID-19.

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College football is deeply ingrained in popular American culture and represents one of the most important mechanisms to foment social cohesion in the country. Owing to the close ties between the government and military and America’s institutions of higher learning, often through research grants and recruitment programs, it will come as no surprise

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