Monday, April 6, 2020

Google & The Technocratic Police State: Sharing Canadian’s Location Data With Government but Assuring Privacy?

And we all believe Google, right?

 As you will read below..this is clearly, very clearly, the phone that is always with you being tracked, which mean yes you’re being tracked. And your whereabouts are being reporting back to the authority. The techno police state brought to you by Google.

 Before reading this latest you may want to read or refresh yourself with this report from May 10/ 2019  "Choice Architecture" Exploiting the Unconscious, Irrational YOU
– it knows a treasure trove of data about you, including your location, gender, spending history, contacts, phone battery level and even whether you're on the way home from a one-night stand. It may soon know whether you're drunk or not.

 * Be a Good Citizen and keep carrying your tracking devices! No, citizen show me your papers, required
TORONTO -- Google is sharing its Canadian users’ location data to help politicians and public health officials in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tech giant said in a blog post Friday that it will start releasing regular movement reports of its users in areas across Canada.

“In Google Maps, we use aggregated, anonymized data showing how busy certain types of places are—helping identify when a local business tends to be the most crowded,” Dr. Karen DeSalvo, chief health officer for Google Health and Jen Fitzpatrick, senior vice president for Google Geo, wrote in a blog post.

“We have heard from public health officials that this same type of aggregated, anonymized data could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19.”   

 The reports use data to chart movement trends over time across different places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces and residential, Google said.

“This information could help officials understand changes in essential trips that can shape recommendations on business hours or inform delivery service offerings,” DeSalvo and Fitzpatrick wrote.

“Similarly, persistent visits to transportation hubs might indicate the need to add additional buses or trains in order to allow people who need to travel room to spread out for social distancing. Ultimately, understanding not only whether people are traveling, but also trends in destinations, can help officials design guidance to protect public health and essential needs of communities.”

The reports will not show the number of individual visits, but instead will display a percentage increase or decrease.
The idea of anonymized data is an absurdity. Because it is claimed makes it neither true or believable.

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