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Government okays mass surveillance of Israelisí phones to curb coronavirus
the times of Israel ^ | 15 March 2020 | By JUDAH ARI GROSS

Posted on 03/15/2020 4:32:49 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19

Measure still requires Knesset subcommittee approval before going forward; ministers say they’ve worked to limit the harm to privacy, but critics warn of civil liberty violations

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: surveillance

1 posted on 03/15/2020 4:32:49 PM PDT by RomanSoldier19
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To: RomanSoldier19

What do the phones have to do with the Coronavirus?


2 posted on 03/15/2020 4:36:15 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

NOW it’s WAY out of control.


3 posted on 03/15/2020 4:36:52 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (God Bless President Trump!)
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To: madison10

I have no idea but many here will approve


4 posted on 03/15/2020 4:37:30 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: RomanSoldier19

This is completely wrong and has little, if any, reasoning behind it.

Sounds oike an 0bama plan.


5 posted on 03/15/2020 4:39:33 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: dp0622

It won’t be me.


6 posted on 03/15/2020 4:39:43 PM PDT by Hugh the Scot ("Jesus was a fundamentalist".- BipolarBob)
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To: RomanSoldier19

The coffee packets at work for loading the percolator make perfect Faraday bags for phones.


7 posted on 03/15/2020 4:47:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If you don't recognize that as sarcasm you are dumber than a bag of hammers.)
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To: RomanSoldier19

Just FYI...the Hassidic Jews don’t carry “Smart Phones”. Only flip.....from what I noticed.


8 posted on 03/15/2020 4:50:16 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("Progressives" (elitist Communists) "Love you to death".)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

It’s nuts.


9 posted on 03/15/2020 4:52:02 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("Progressives" (elitist Communists) "Love you to death".)
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To: madison10

Read the article!


10 posted on 03/15/2020 4:56:46 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Orwellian

“Shin Bet was permitted to use phone data — notably which cell towers the device is connected to — in order to retroactively track the movements of those found to be carriers of the coronavirus in order to see with whom they interacted in the days and weeks before they were tested in order to place those people in quarantine.

“The Shin Bet will relay the information to the Health Ministry, which will send a message to those who were within two meters (6.6 feet) of the infected person for 10 minutes or more, telling them to go into quarantine.”


11 posted on 03/15/2020 4:56:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: TexasGator

Still highly intrusive. While it “sounds” like a good idea, is it really about the virus?

Yeah, I probably should read further before commenting.


12 posted on 03/15/2020 5:03:01 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

Carry around a little GPS tracking device and that data will eventually find an excuse to get used.


13 posted on 03/15/2020 5:04:26 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: RomanSoldier19

How? The virus is going to jump up out of the phone and attack people??


14 posted on 03/15/2020 5:08:07 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: glorgau

Mine gets forgotten on the nightstand more and more as I get older.


15 posted on 03/15/2020 5:23:33 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: RomanSoldier19

This is a perfect example of using something that has a good purpose, which may well turn out to be a tool of totalitarian oppression. Yes, I fully understand the need and desire to quarantine anyone who might be a carrier of coronavirus, but this foot in the door will not be good for Israel or any other nation that tries it.

This, by the way, assumes that those proposing this program have nothing but the best of intentions. Perhaps, by some small miracle, that is actually true, but I don’t believe it. I certainly don’t in this country. Totalitarians never rest, they are always looking for another way to gain power or increase what they already have. I don’t trust them as far as I can throw an elephant, and I think that it will be a very big mistake for Israel or any other free nation to implement such a program.


16 posted on 03/15/2020 5:28:11 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt, The Weapons Shops of Isher)
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To: RomanSoldier19

Oh great, the DemonicRats will jump on this one.


17 posted on 03/15/2020 5:30:36 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: dp0622

I was mistaken that FR was about liberty all these years. Sure, there is a public health aspect to this viral outbreak, but the ever increasing restrictions on what many regard as western freedoms and FR member cheer leading is disconcerting. Absolute power corrupts absolutely and things look more chicomist by the day.


18 posted on 03/15/2020 6:34:10 PM PDT by Long Jon No Silver
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Just FYI...the Hassidic Jews don’t carry “Smart Phones”. Only flip.....from what I noticed.

Doesn't matter. They triangulate off of cell towers for location info in the event they don't have onboard GPS to access.

'E911' laws were passed about 20 years ago and went into effect over a decade ago. Millions and millions have been buying and paying for constant surveillance ever since.

19 posted on 03/15/2020 6:42:35 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: Gunslingr3

Thanks for the info.


20 posted on 03/15/2020 6:48:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("Progressives" (elitist Communists) "Love you to death".)
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