Goodbye Freedom: American Universities Creating Surveillance System Similar To China’s Social Credit Scoring (Video)


USC, Emory is creating a coronavirus surveillance system that’s very similar to China’s social credit scoring.

Whether you like college or not, there’s no describing how scary this is. We’re looking more like Communist China every day, and will continue to do so, until Americans stand up and say enough.

Breitbart:

China launched its notorious social credit system last year to watch over its own citizens and mete out punishment based on personal behavior and loyalty to the Communist Party.

Now three prominent U.S. universities are using taxpayer money to create a similar type of surveillance network designed to monitor Americans and assign them scores based on their exposure to the Wuhan coronavirus.

Tech news outlet dot.LA recently reported that researchers at the University of Southern California, Emory University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center have received a federal grant to create a mobile app for contact tracing the novel coronavirus. The system will track a person’s real-time location and symptoms, and calculate a personal COVID-19 risk score.

USC’s Cyrus Shahabi, chair of the computer science department, told dot.LA that the universities hope to have a working mobile app by August, in time for the start of the fall semester. He said policymakers could use the system to warn the public to avoid hotspots of infection.

In other instances, people who have been assigned high personal risk scores might decide to stay home or get tested for COVID-19.

But the project, whose federal grant money comes from the National Science Foundation, has already raised red flags in terms of privacy and the potential for Big Brother-style abuse. More

They may be violating the law by monitoring a person’s personal health which is private and confidential by law. Lawyers will challenge this in the courts.

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Cross-posted with BB4SP

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