Thinking about just why all the countries’ media are all at once on about trans rights, bike lanes, electric buses and fake meat. It is scripted.
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Bank branches and ATMs set to close across Australia as the pandemic shifts Aussies into the ‘cashless economy’. Unintended? Not in my opinion. If you’ve had your finger on the Agenda 21/30 pulse you’ll know that’s always been the end game. That dear Kiwi man Barry Smith told those who would listen in the 1970s that was the end game. Digital transactions make you 100% track and traceable. It will still suck in the trusting however. Note they refer to the many thousands of elderly from rural areas who will prefer cash … as with previous rural bank closures it will be stiff cheese for them. Those in control make ‘caring’ noises but they are anything but. Remember the recent scenarios where the elderly died alone in elderly facilities? In some countries they were simply abandoned. This no cash scenario is their not so subtle way of getting you out of rural areas folks, but they make it look like it’s your choice. You wanted it. However smart cities is the favored destination under Agenda 2030. Pack and stack living and (having gifted your state housing to property developers) locked into the (not so) smart grid. It’s all moving along according to plan. EWR
The government loves you …. protecting your health. EWR
When students return to school in New Albany, Ohio, in August, they’ll be carefully watched as they wander through red-brick buildings and across well-kept lawns—and not only by teachers.
The school district, with five schools and 4,800 students, plans to test a system that would require each student to wear an electronic beacon to track their location to within a few feet. The technology logs which students and teachers are in each classroom throughout the day. The hope is such technology could prevent or minimize an outbreak of Covid-19, the deadly respiratory disease at the center of a global pandemic.
corbettreport 461K subscribers TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/gates The takeover of public health that we have documented in How Bill Gates Monopolized Global Health and the remarkably brazen push to vaccinate everyone on the planet that we have documented in Bill Gates’ Plan to Vaccinate the World was not, at base, about money. The unimaginable wealth that Gates has accrued is now being used to purchase something much more useful: control. Control not just of the global health bodies that can coordinate a worldwide vaccination program, or the governments that will mandate such an unprecedented campaign, but control over the global population itself.
Do read the new ‘safe’ way to return to work (if you still have a job of course). Or if your business hasn’t hit the wall. It’s called covi-pass.
How to sell it to the gullible? just have a listen to the little presentation video by VST Enterprises. In a very chipper voice (like they are telling you you’ve just won Lotto) they major on words like ‘amazing’, ‘secure’, ‘award winning’, ‘authorized’ and ‘verified’.
And remember as they will be holding private info on you they will keep that info private of course (time for a Tui?)
You should be concerned. Remember the contact tracing app that is voluntary but the unfolding scenario would be you couldn’t go anywhere without it? It doesn’t bode well in my opinion. With lightning speed we have seen the introduction of far reaching law changes (a year on note, from gun confiscation laws) allowing Police to enter your home & check your health with no warrant. All for a virus that’s been rife with anomalies and known for its inflated stats (search corona virus for info on that in ‘categories’, top left side of the page). Over kill wouldn’t you think? Shooting butterflies with machine guns?
READ AT THE LINK: https://www.covipass.com/
As part of their carefully orchestrated coup d’état, Technocrats have declared war on an unseeable virus. The respective ‘army’ of foot soldiers is now revealed as ‘Contact Tracers’ who will kickstart the national panopticon grid of total surveillance.
The specific marketing propaganda to implement this is that it “will help us emerge from lockdown.” You want to emerge from lockdown, don’t you? This subtle lever of coercion is to ensure public acceptance. Since each state is responsible for their own surveillance programs, it is estimated that collectively, there will be a force of at least 300,000 such snitches. When one shows up at your door, you would be well advised to tell them to get lost and never come back. ⁃ TN Editor
Contact Tracing? Really? That’s the next big government program to push for total surveillance over our lives. Now the real fallout from the Coronapocalypse comes to light.
The very people who created a fake pandemic out of faulty statistics, media fear-pimping and the rankest of propaganda are now pushing the total surveillance state to protect us (them?) from the next crisis.
James Corbett from the Corbett Report just published an excellent video discussing ‘contact tracing’ as promulgated by (who else?) the Clinton Global Initiative to create an army of new Brown Shirts to assist our wise and benevolent leaders in managing us like livestock.
Police conducted a trial of controversial facial recognition software without consulting their own bosses or the Privacy Commissioner.
The American firm Clearview AI’s system, which is used by hundreds of police departments in the United States and several other countries, is effectively a search engine for faces – billing itself as a crime-fighting tool to identify perpetrators and victims.
New Zealand Police first contacted the firm in January, and later set up a trial of the software, according to documents RNZ obtained under the Official Information Act. However, the high tech crime unit handling the technology appears to have not sought the necessary clearance before using it.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards, who was not aware police had trialled Clearview Al when RNZ contacted him, said he would expect to be briefed on it before a trial was underway. He said Police Commissioner Andrew Coster told him he was also unaware of the trial.
Photo: Radio NZ
Bill Gates who is not a health expert by any stretch of the imagination…who has bought WHO… curious name too isn’t it? Luciferase. EWR
Bill Gates is building something that we call the Human Implantable Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System, and it is composed of multiple things. At its center we have the COVID-19 vaccination that he wants to give every human on earth, there will be quantum dot microneedles, a digital identification mark from ID2020, and a human implantable device for buying and selling cryptocurrency with a patent number of #060606. The digital ID will come in the form of something called an Immunity Passport. All of these things, and all being funded by one man, Bill Gates, represents in total at the very least a stunning forerunner to the Mark of the Beast world system. That’s at the very least estimation, taken to its logical end, it very well could be the actual Mark of the Beast system.
Contact tracing, the new repackaged Big Brother, is (probably) coming to a place near you. Your corporation is just ‘considering’ it mind, that is ‘code’ for ‘done deal’. Remember this article on the microchip ID citing NZ author, the late Barry Smith?
…and the first image below here? John citizen. (It appeared interestingly in an Australian newspaper in 1984 with no explanation … following an intro image in 1983). At the time Henry Kissinger (who called recently for a global government to manage the covid pandemic) was in Australia discussing the introduction of eftpos. Curious to say the least. (All info in the article). Note the Fabian Socialists’ aka globalists’ modus operandi is to introduce the ‘idea’ packaged as, ‘we might’ or ‘we’re considering’ … that gets the idea into your head … then when they do do it you’re already warmed to it. Note particularly in the article that Jenny Shipley flatly denied in ’91 that NZ was ‘considering’ a universal Smart Card debunked by David Lange who said he’d seen it & they’d been working on it at the time for four years. You really can’t trust our politicians to tell the truth. Honestly. They’re all under the thumb of globalism. (And we got our photo ID in 1999 in the end with the photo drivers licenses).
So one pandemic has achieved total world wide surveillance already (not to mention police-state -like control) I’m sure there’s more to come. Remember this incident last year on surveillance & spying? (They were spying on envirowatchrangitikei!) If you’ve followed this site for some time you will get my drift. If not do read at the links above on the publicly announced new world order (George Bush Sr 1991), on the well documented Agenda 21 now 2030 (both at the main menu) and (if you’re from NZ, the guinea pig country) Agenda 21/30 in NZ. EWR
Article below from stuff via newsroom
This story was originally published on Newsroom.co.nz and is republished with permission.
A private sector proposal to produce and distribute five million Bluetooth-enabled credit card-sized contact tracing tools at a cost of $100 million is one of “a wide variety of technological solutions to contact tracing”, a spokesperson for the All of Government Covid-19 response team has confirmed.
The idea, branded CovidCard, is one of a handful that the Government is considering as it moves to settle on a digital solution for contact tracing.
Newsroom understands that the lead candidate remains a Ministry of Health-developed version of Singapore’s TraceTogether app, but flaws in the rollout and operation of the smartphone app in Singapore have led to the CovidCard as a potential alternative.
They are really good at repackaging aka rebranding. You need to be to sell an unpleasant truth. They did this with NZ’s Rogernomics, calling ‘wrecking your country’ ‘restructuring’. They did it with 1080 poison, rebranding it with a nicer fancier name. Or alternatively remember the old song about a spoonful of sugar making the medicine go down? If you still trust these guys you deserve all they have planned. EWR
by Jon Rappoport
April 15, 2020
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—Once again, in this article, I step into the world of official gibberish about the epidemic and the virus and tests and so on. I point out the internal contradictions in the government position. And then I step back and look at what they’re really up to, in the way of a covert operation.
Let’s start with the official word on so-called immunity certificates.
POLITICIO, 4/10: “Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, revealed Friday the federal government is considering issuing Americans certificates of immunity from the coronavirus, as the Trump administration works to better identify those who have been infected and restart the U.S. economy in the coming weeks.”
“The proposal is contingent upon the widespread deployment of antibody tests which the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration are in the process of validating in the U.S., Fauci said.”
“Although coronavirus testing thus far has been able to determine if an individual has an active infection, antibody tests report whether an asymptomatic person was previously infected but has since recovered [and is immune], potentially allowing them to return to their jobs.”
Now let’s take that POLITICO article apart.
Immunity certificates would be issued to people who test POSITIVE on an antibody test. Meaning: antibodies in a person’s body are a sign that he has gained immunity from the coronavirus.
But wait. How about this?
Science News, March 27: “Science News spoke with…Charles Cairns, dean of the Drexel University College of Medicine, about how antibody tests work and what are some of the challenges of developing the tests.”
“Cairns: ‘The big question is: Does a positive response for the antibodies mean that person is actively infected, or that they have been infected in the past [and are now immune]…?’”
In other words, when you penetrate an inch below the surface, you find there are even official/mainstream doubts, grave doubts about the meaning of a positive antibody test. It could mean IMMUNE or it could mean INFECTED.
This would be like saying, “The photo either proves there was a sixteen-car wreck on Highway 5 or it was smooth sailing and there was no accident at all.”
Actually, since 1984, a positive antibody test has generally been taken to mean the person is infected, has the disease in question.
So why the sudden turnaround now? Why are Fauci and other government officials claiming that a positive antibody test signals immunity?
Answer: Because, with the widespread use of this simple and quick antibody test (much quicker and easier to perform than the current PCR test), a reason is invented for issuing immunity certificates. And this is what the goal is. Introduce the population to immunity certificates. As a tune-up for the underlying operation, which is:
Immunity certificates for people who eventually receive vaccinations against COVID-19 (and, finally, all vaccines).
Just take the COVID-19 vaccine and you’ll be immune and you can carry with you a certificate, wherever you go—and you WILL be allowed to go here and there and live a normal life. With your paper or digital or tattoo immunity certificate.
Whether the certificate plan will be enacted this time around (COVID-19), or in the next fake pandemic, remains to be seen. But the IDEA is now firmly planted in the public mind. You can win a “gold star” on the blackboard from the teacher—your certificate to a better life. Just obey and follow orders. TAKE THE VACCINE.
Carrot and stick. Be free, or be limited.
If, indeed, we see a COVID-19 vaccine introduced, another variation on this operation would be: “Under Emergency regulations, everyone must take the shot.” But when you do, you’ll get your very valuable certificate of immunity. You’ll win a prize. Isn’t that wonderful?
No. It isn’t.
It’s Corona Bologna.
It’s all about CONTROL.
And in this article, I haven’t discussed questions about what would actually be IN the COVID-19 vaccine. I took up that subject in a recent piece about DNA vaccines. The new DNA technology, if introduced, would PERMANENTLY alter the genetic makeup of the vaccine-recipient.
And meanwhile…don’t you just love the idea of the government first locking you up, and then “freeing” you with an official seal of approval?
“The gate is open for you, sir. You have your papers. But you, sir, you must go back. No papers.”
Getting Orwellian isn’t it? The entire planet virtually is under ‘friendly’ control/surveillance/lockdown. Remember, this is protecting your health. Same as the coming vaccine will be & as the latest lamestream murmurings have it, they are planning to visit your home to see if anybody is infected. WHO that is. You’ll be removed & isolated. EWR
Police will be operating checkpoints over the Easter weekend to check people are abiding by the lockdown regulations.
Anyone attempting to travel to their bach or holiday home or to make non-essential visits to people outside their bubble will be educated, warned and when necessary arrested, police say.
Police will be ramping up their presence in the community and on the roads this long weekend to ensure people are complying with the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions.
“We know many New Zealanders may have been planning to catch up with friends and family this weekend, or travel to traditional holiday destinations but we urge anyone who was planning to do this – please change your plans and stay home,” police said in a statement.
Hitler would be envious I’m sure. Total surveillance & control all from your handy smart phone. Two articles here updating the papers requirement from the esteemed authorities to leave your house. Getting very Orwellian isn’t it? NZ is following suit with Police checkpoints over Easter we’ve just heard. In case you dare to head off somewhere different and cater to the state of your non-essential mental health. EWR
Note: I’m hearing stories of many more towers being installed across NZ folks. Watch out & let us know if you are seeing the same. Generally accompanied by Police who ask folk taking photos to move along. One observe counted 10 new towers in the Wellington region. The government knows that these have not been tested & that folk have been opposing the installation of 5G nation-wide. No real consultation. They’ve simply ignored us. Now if it were so benign they would roll out the evidence to prove it is not dangerous but nothing’s been forthcoming in fact a well known clip shows us the actual questioning of the industry who admitted, no no money has been spent on testing the tech. We are flying blind. Still many of us know according to Barry Trower, microwave weapons expert / whistleblower that yes the tech is very dangerous. Watch your vicinity anyway & update us if you see anything. Particularly also watch the schools at night. There have been reports of installations of fast tracking 5G in other countries. All while we are forced to remain at home. Interesting isn’t it? EWR
Read the article anyway from Josh del Sol at Take Back Your Power updates.
SPECIAL REPORT by Derrick Broze & Josh del Sol
While much of the world has been focused on surviving a “pandemic”, social distancing and quarantines, the proponents of mass surveillance and 5G have been scoring major gains.
During this chaotic time it’s extremely important to take note of the advancements of legislation and political maneuvers which threaten our liberty and privacy.
First, on March 23, the 5G rollout progressed even further in the USA with President Donald Trump signing a bill aimed at “securing America’s 5G infrastructure.”
The act, titled the Secure 5G and Beyond Act, calls for a comprehensive plan to securitize a nationalized 5G grid in “not later than 180 days.”
Combined with an additional bill, the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, which passed the House on 16 December 2019, these bills seek to nationalize 5G network control. Read more about these two bills.
Last week, after seeing video of some installations of 5G and apparent biometrics at schools during the lockdown, we asked readers to share any evidence they had regarding this apparently fast-tracked deployment in their neighborhoods.
After dozens of comments, emails, and videos, we can safely say there is indeed an effort to install 5G related equipment at or near schools, and throughout cities in general.
For example, Twitter user “Just Michael” filmed an encounter with police parked at a local school, who were either performing or supporting the installation. When asked if what they’re doing is related to 5G installation, the apparent police officer acted odd and attempted to deflect the question.
Watch this rather shocking video:
Another clear example of telecommunications activity at schools comes from a Facebook video posted by IJ Hribal. In this video she visits a school in Longview, Texas to ask a contractor if his work involves 5G. The man claimed there was an ongoing 5G installation which actually began in December 2019. (Note: This has been flagged by Facebook as “fake news.”)
In another video posted on her Facebook page, IJ Hribal writes,
“5G being installed at North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA. This was sent to me by a brave mother who would like to remain anonymous. It’s time to check your schools and start putting these people on notice. We do NOT consent.“
Finally, an email from the Mayor of Nevada City CA, Reinette Senum described an increase in activity at local high schools:
“AT&T is going off the hook these last couple weeks in our community. We have never seen anything like it…. We have also been overwhelmed by PG&E trucks including IES trucks installing ‘air conditioners’ on the top of our local high school roof tops. For air conditioner installations??”
Read Ms. Senum’s full letter on our Solutions For Humanity Telegram channel.
The surveillance state is also being expanded in other ways within the 2200-page, $2 trillion stimulus package that was signed by Donald Trump on Friday, and supported by both parties. It includes billions of dollars to the criminal Federal Reserve for a new US digital dollar, allocates funding for telehealth and telemedicine services which will surely be powered by 5G ‘smart’ grid, and creates a fund for development of vaccines.
Another new bill called the EARN IT Act of 2020 will attempt to force encrypted communication providers, like Telegram and Protonmail, to give American intelligence services the ability to wiretap private chats or face steep legal penalties.
The bill was heavily debated in early March but has since stalled, however, we should remain vigilant and not allow ourselves to be distracted by the constant focus on COVID-19. It should be noted that the bill was introduced with bipartisan support from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and is also sponsored by Josh Hawley and Dianne Feinstein.
Like other bills being fast-tracked, this law’s supporters are using the cover of Coronavirus panic to quietly advance it without much of a debate.
Will government agencies seek to actually track us in our homes, using our smart phones, to see if we are obeying their decrees?
It appears that’s where this could be headed, as the US government is reportedly already in talks with Google and Facebook about tracking the location of citizens using their smartphones to ensure they are practicing social distancing.
And around world, at least 11 nations are already using people’s smart phones to unlawfully track them during this COVID-19 event.
See the this regularly-updated COVID-19 Digital Rights Tracker.
As we have outlined here, there is clearly an effort to erect the final pieces of the global technocratic infrastructure while humanity is being pushed into a state of fear and panic over a virus with questionable fatality rates.
We are being lied to about the virulence of COVID-19. And the ramifications are unprecedented. For more perspective that intelligently challenges the official narrative, see these links:
• Ben Swann video – the breakdown of WHO’s disinformation
• Wall Street Journal article – fatality rate too high by orders of magnitude
• New England Journal of Medicine article – Dr. Fauci’s admission
• CNN article – “majority of people with Covid-19 only suffer mild symptoms, then recover”
It’s becoming increasingly clear that elitist criminals in government, media, and corporations are pushing forward a carefully-orchestrated agenda to establish a global society of technocracy. This agenda appears to include:
The only way we will make it out of this precarious situation is to continue to educate our loved ones and community. We cannot simply stay in our “woke” bubbles and preach to the choir.
These are challenging developments to all of us who are paying attention to the facts about 5G, and waking up to see what appears to be an orchestrated technocratic false flag agenda, unprecedented in our nation’s history.
While many leaders in the battle to preserve humanity’s future are understandably in the mode of research, coping and regrouping at this time, going forward we will be in touch with more information about how we can effectively and powerfully respond.
There appears to be an increasingly limited window of time to reach the masses and we must take the opportunity or risk failing to achieve a truly awakened humanity. Please make an honest effort to communicate with your friends, family, and other people you may be interacting with online or in-person.
-Derrick Broze & Josh del Sol
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The attacks continued last week. On Sunday, vigilantes in Crest fired two rounds into the speed camera on the RD538 in Crest. The device had just been installed four days earlier. On Saturday, the speed camera in Fitou was set on fire. Yellow spraypaint blinded the speed camera on the ring road in Toulouse, with multiple cameras covered throughout the area on Wednesday. On January 26, the turret speed camera on the RD944 in Molosmes was cut down just three days after it had been installed. A speed camera site was replaced by an impromptu art exhibit last week on the RD13 near Velle-le-Chatel. The six-foot-tall “Rat d’Art” was put in place on January 25.
A copy of the 2019 road fatality report (in French) is available in a 1.5mb PDF file at the source link below.
Source: Road Accidents 2019 (Observatoire National Interministeriel de la Securite Routiere, France, 1/31/2020)
Tui ad here? … The question to be asked is why the homes of the poor and vulnerable? Why does the government not put sensors into wealthy homes? They are cloaking this sinister spying eye (let’s call it what it is) with a guise of benevolence & placing them in the homes of people who can’t really refuse them. Unless they want to join ranks of the 43K homeless. The rich & powerful of course would resist them quite successfully. And since when did Housing NZ morph into Kāinga Ora? It had all but disappeared when I attempted to find them all of four years ago (after Key had hocked off & land banked thousands of state homes sitting on prime real estate which is a large part of why we have a homeless problem… Key forgot he was raised in one). This ‘smart’ terminology is Agenda 21/30 technology. Can sniff it a mile away now. Sustainable is the other buzz word. There is nothing smart about sensors on your home. Since when did they care about the homeless, the warmth of your home or the standard of living you have? That ceased with Rogernomics and any rhetoric about caring is always a smoke screen for other agendas. I repeat they do not care. In this case it’s getting you under surveillance & control. Your smart meters do the same job ultimately which is why they have been vigilantly pushing them from day one. Add to that the led street lamps that are also surveillance tools … emitting radiation also, stand under them with an accoustimeter & see the high readings. So here we have it, pack and stack housing, the withering of the state housing stock with rebuilds further off on the horizon now, they are threatening mandatory vaccines, disarming you and arming the Police to the teeth ostensibly to protect you but I hear they’ve been calling on folk to question them on their political views. This is intimidating behavior as also is the placing of sensors on your house.
The corporation parading as a government would do well to spy on the corporate criminals in my opinion. But then they’d be spying on their own & they won’t be doing that any time soon.
And while they’re at it they need to tax themselves at the same rate as the real workers. EWR
Read the article at the link:
From Radio NZ
Plans to collect data by putting sensors in thousands of state houses could result in the information being used to cut benefit payments or even evict tenants, a charity familiar with the project says.
From next May, Kāinga Ora – Housing New Zealand’s successor – wants to begin installing multiple sensors in up to 2000 state houses as part of its Smart Homes project.
The sensors would measure internal humidity and temperature, carbon dioxide levels, light and air pressure, and external temperature and humidity. In some houses, sensors would also collect information about power consumption on up to six separate circuits in each house.
The data, which could be collected for as long as eight years, could be used to work out patterns as granular as when lights were switched on or off, when curtains were drawn, or how many people were in a room.
According to the project’s Request for Proposals (RFP), the aim is to “better understand how [Kāinga Ora] customers use their homes and what barriers there may be to keeping their homes warm, dry and healthy for themselves and their whānau”.
However, the charity Whare Hauora, which provides similar sensors for whānau to use in their own homes, said the scope of the information the project proposed to collect was unnecessary and invasive.
“They’ve taken a technology that they think is cool and then they’re applying it to our vulnerable families whole-hog, and they’re not seeing the impacts,” Whare Hauora kaiwhakahaere (chief executive) Hīria Te Rangi said. “They’re just not thinking it though.”
Despite reassurances from Kāinga Ora, the charity feared the data could be misused by officials – including as evidence to evict families for overcrowding or cut benefit payments for sole parents who had someone sleeping over.
The charity’s concerns were so great that it had chosen not to tender for the project, Ms Te Rangi said.
It wanted the agency to hit pause on the project while it was re-designed with improved ethics and better engagement with tenants.
In a notice to RFP respondents, Kāinga Ora said it would not be using carbon dioxide to measure overcrowding.
Whare Hauora director Amber Craig said she was wary of that.
“To be honest, I’m a Māori woman who has been proven right time and time again not to trust the government with our data.
“Although they say at the moment that they’re not going to use the data in that way, my concern is that there is no visibility if they … suddenly then use that data in not very good ways.”
For that reason, tenants should retain ownership of the data, with full access to their own information and the ability to opt out of certain measurements or research projects, she said.
“[Currently] there’s no opt-in or opt-out, it’s a full, you opt into everything.”
Kāinga Ora did not respond to RNZ’s specific questions about the Smart Homes project or agree to an interview.
In a statement, national portfolio manager Monique Fouwler said the extra information from the sensors would help the agency to work with tenants “to improve and enhance their home’s performance, including trialling different or innovative products, components or services”.
“We will be clear that this information will not be used for other purposes, such as understanding overcrowding,” she said.
The first results of a pilot in Lower Hutt and Palmerston North had provided “valuable insights”, Ms Fouwler said.
“This has included actions they can take such as extra ventilation, or property remediation for us to carry out in some cases.”
Tenants would be provided with a detailed consent form and their relationship with Kāinga Ora would not be affected if they choose not to participate, she said.
They could access their data in accordance with the Privacy Act.
Hīria Te Rangi said anecdotal evidence from some tenants in the pilot study was that they had not yet seen any of their data, nor did they understand all the potential uses.
“Two actually came up to me and said they didn’t realise CO2 measurements could be translated into how many people at whatever time of night.”
University of Auckland senior lecturer Donna Cormack, who specialises in Māori health and data sovereignty, said it was important that everybody had the chance to live in a safe, healthy home.
However, she did not get the sense from the RFP that Kāinga Ora had properly considered all the implications of its project.
“It feels almost like there’s a technological imperative that’s driving it … because we can collect this data we should collect this data, rather than a more considered approach.”
Even if Kāinga Ora’s intentions were good, she was still concerned about “a creeping, increasing type of surveillance capacity being built … without mechanisms that allow communities to be really engaged in the process”.
“Any technology or research project where we’re introducing a device that allows for quite an intrusive level of surveillance … particularly where those technologies are controlled by government agencies or corporations, I think need to be approached very carefully.”
Millions of Americans across the Midwest this summer are being subjected to surveillance from above as the Pentagon experiments with the use of surveillance radars attached to high-altitude balloons.
“Even in tests, they’re still collecting a lot of data on Americans: who’s driving to the union house, the church, the mosque, the Alzheimer’s clinic. We should not go down the road of allowing this to be used in the United States.”
—Jay Stanley, ACLU
As The Guardian reported Friday, the defense and aerospace contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation was authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to send up to 25 balloons across six states to track vehicles.
U.S. Southern Command commissioned the project for the stated purpose of creating a “persistence surveillance system” to deter drug traffickers and perceived “homeland security threats.”
Civil liberties advocates were distressed at the newly-reported project on Friday, which the Sierra Nevada Corporation obtained a license to begin on July 12 and end on September 1.
“The deployment of this kind of surveillance capability in the United States is incredibly alarming,” Mana Azarmi, policy counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology, told Common Dreams. “Persistent government surveillance, such as that facilitated by this technology, raises many civil liberties concerns and should not be permitted in the absence of a warrant.”
“Mass surveillance doesn’t make us safer,” the digital rights group Fight for the Future tweeted.
How do you communicate when the government censors the internet? With a peer-to-peer mesh broadcasting network that doesn’t use the internet.
That’s exactly what Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are doing now, thanks to San Fransisco startup Bridgefy’s Bluetooth-based messaging app. The protesters can communicate with each other — and the public — using no persistent managed network.
And it’s led to swift growth for Bridgefy: downloads are up almost 4,000% over the past 60 days, according to Apptopia estimates (Apptopia is an app metrics company).
Amazing Polly shares her insights on not so smart cities, a bit like the dumb meters they try to foist on us.
Published on Jun 27, 2019
“Google has deliberately placed a systematic penalty on the vast majority of health sites to make sure that they don’t show up on the first page of search results. “
Something interesting happened in the health world recently, and I haven’t seen any news stories about it.
Google is deliberately censoring all “non-mainstream” health websites that have gained any kind of serious traction, without exception.
They’re not showing information that users want to see, or respecting what they’re searching for. Instead, Google is taking it on themselves to decide what health information you’re allowed to see, and changing your search results from behind the scenes.
I know what you’re probably thinking: this sounds like a conspiracy theory.
But that’s exactly why I wrote this post. If you look at the evidence I present in this post, you’ll quickly see that this is no kooky conspiracy theory — it’s real, and barely even a secret.
Now, when I say “censor,” I mean that Google has deliberately placed a systematic penalty on the vast majority of health sites to make sure that they don’t show up on the first page of search results. SelfHacked and Examine are just two of the sites that have been caught up in Google’s latest “blacklist” — but we’re also far from the only ones.
You can easily see this in action for yourself. In order to find SelfHacked content on Google now, you have to add “SelfHacked” to your search term or else it won’t show up. This isn’t the case if you try the same searches on Bing, Yahoo, or DuckDuckGo, where we still rank highly for many health-related search terms. (DuckDuckGo has additional benefits in that they don’t track you and serve much fewer ads, by the way.)
This isn’t just a change that affects service providers like us — these changes are also going to have a major effect on everyone’s ability to find accurate, scientific, and useful health information online.
Google as the Thought Police
Google has become the Thought Police for health content.
There’s been a lot of news about big tech companies de-platforming and censoring controversial figures.
We also know about Google firing James Damore and their ideological echo chamber.
There have been rumors that Google is working with China, even though they won’t work with the United States military. Peter Thiel recently wrote a piece in the NY Times describing their willingness to work for China, but not the US.
We also know that Google is moving away from their “don’t be evil” mantra, which is quite a low bar to begin with, if you ask me.
But what isn’t getting coverage is that Google has started censoring high-quality health content — even content that is backed up by research published in conventional medical and academic journals.
Some people have suggested that Google is in the hands of Big Pharma. They cite evidence of Google’s partnership with GSK, and their willingness to share their data and forge business partnerships with them.
Now, I’m not a conspiracy theorist, and I don’t subscribe to Google being bought out by big pharma — or at least, I don’t believe that’s their main influence.
I chalk it up to Google’s ideological echo chamber.
The question is, who gave Google the authority to say that SelfHacked and the hundreds of other sites they are censoring are not reliable websites?
For example, Google’s John Mueller keeps claiming that Google ranks sites that display “expertise,” “authoritativeness,” and “trustworthiness” (E-A-T). He has even suggested that website owners like me can improve our site’s rankings by asking other experts to weigh in on whether our site has these characteristics, and adjust it accordingly until relevant experts approve.
The thing is, no matter who I ask, they’ve all told me that SelfHacked is already authoritative, trustworthy, and displays expertise. You can look at any of our posts and judge for yourself.
Warming you to the idea of compulsory of course. First we heard of these it was all good, all optional, no probs, nothing to see here. As the years roll on it gets more ominous. Same as it is with the looming mandatory vaccines. All this too as folk are waking up to the previously undisclosed risks. We’re being very subtly roped into a corner with no choice. EWR
Human Microchips To Be Forced on Society? Sociology Professor Noelle Chesley paints a disturbing image, claiming that Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) chips will be mandatory for everyone at some point in the future. It may eventually become standard practice to insert a chip into an infant along with the first vaccination.
Already there are many concerns regarding the safety and possible downsides of using these chips. Some fear they will be used by the government or even by unwanted people to spy on one as they will be GPS active and a person’s movements can be monitored. Some believe as these chips could be used to make purchases that financial security is an issue. Other concerns include that private information might be compromised, infections (bacterial and of the computer variety) might occur and that people may already be tagged with these devices without their knowledge or consent. More extreme concerns include the religious notion that these chips are straight from revelation and could be considered “Mark of the Beast” or are part of the theory that the Illuminati, the secret body that governs the population, is using these chips to keep an eye on people and maintain control.
Whatever the downside, it does not negate the upside in the form of convenience towards having these chips installed. They can open doors, pay for things, unlock and start your car, give parents information about their children’s whereabouts, and send helpful medical data to healthcare professionals. This can prove useful in emergency situations when immediate care is required or in diagnosing a condition. Speaking for the positive side of these devices, Cybernetics Professor Mark Gasson points out that human beings are already in the position of using devices such as their phones and computers as a necessity a chip is the next step. He believes those who do not get one will be at a “disadvantage.”
The launch of satellites for private companies that sell data to spy agencies raises fresh concerns about New Zealand’s fledgling space industry, Ollie Neas writes.
A satellite on board Rocket Lab’s most recent mission will collect data for US spy agencies, among other customers.
The satellite belongs to US private intelligence company BlackSky and raises “residual national interest risks”, the New Zealand Space Agency says. However these risks weren’t considered serious enough to decline approval for the launch.
This mission appears to be the first time the Space Agency has raised national interest concerns about the launch of a rocket payload from New Zealand.
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(Natural News) The video platform Vimeo has banned Project Veritas and Natural News on the same day, taking part in the criminal collusion among tech giants who are systematically silencing independent journalism that keeps exposing the criminality of the tech giants themselves.
Two days ago, Project Veritas released a bombshell video showing a Google executive named Gen Jennai who admitted on camera that Google is engaged in a massive criminal scheme to alter election outcomes and silence conservative speech. Google’s video platform YouTube, to the surprise of no one, banned that video in a desperate effort to silence the explosive revelations. (Yes, Google censored a video that exposed Google’s censorship, thus proving the video’s merits yet again.)
Yesterday, in an act of obvious criminal collusion with Google, Vimeo disabled the Project Veritas account, shutting off all its videos and taking down the particular video that revealed Google’s “massive criminal enterprise” which is now openly admitted to by one of its own executives.
Google, which recently implemented another one of its “broad core” search engine updates, has decided to arbitrarily remove Mercola.com from its search results – for no other reason than the fact that Mercola.com bravely tells the politically-incorrect truth about things like genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and vaccines.
Similar to what Facebook recently did to Natural News, Google took it upon itself to punish Mercola.com for daring to challenge the status quo on important topics that affect the lives and liberty of all Americans.