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🧵 "#Apple protects the privacy of its users? Not that of its employees-guinea pigs. @ashleygjovik can testify: she was fired for speaking out. With confidential documents to back it up, she reveals an appallingly toxic corporate culture."

-@oliviertesquet via @Telerama
@oliviertesquet @Telerama "At the beginning of her story, which begins like a remake of Erin Brockovich, the toxicity is actually quite literal: in early 2020, she becomes seriously ill & discovers that her life at Apple is built on California soil laden with carcinogenic solvents"
@oliviertesquet @Telerama "She notifies her hierarchy, asks for tests. Insistent. Persistent. She is asked to keep quiet. On an internal Slack channel, she gathers the anger, finds a purpose: 'I became a revolutionary when I understood that they didn't care that we could die'."
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Germany Bans Farmers Fertiling Their Land. UK Wants a Food Price “Reset” UN Warns of Social Unrest‼️☝️🤔🙏👇👇

#UK #Energy #Food #EU #USA #Inflation #Ration #Biometric #Blackout #Wages #Bitcoin #Elsalvador #Germany
Get ready for extremely high food prices in tandem with more and more taxation. More AI articles and it is coming for our jobs‼️
Important articles ‼️🤔🙏👇👇…
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Take 15 mins. Watch this video. It's more important to you than you know.

This is what China is doing, but Western governments are on exactly the same path #technologically; they just have a different set of #rationalisations.

The #DatabaseState isn't coming. It's already here.
It doesn't matter if your Government's #justification is #innovation ("AI is cool!"), #PublicSafety ("Think of the kids!"), or #efficiency ("People are expensive, let's use algorithms instead") - installing the #tools of #totalitarianism only ends up in one place.

It was true...
...of @ukhomeoffice's centralised #biometric National Identity Register - the heart of the #IDcards scheme in the 2000s - and is as true of @DCMS's "Identity & Attributes Trust Framework" 👇 of which the first 'adopters' include the #HomeOffice (again)...…
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This week the #HudumaBill2021 is in Parliament for its 2nd reading

The Bill is proposing the largest changes to Kenya’s ID system since independence. What exactly does that mean for you?

Huduma Bill 2021: A Thread 🧵
@MzalendoWatch @KaranjaMatindi @David1Mutai @thekhrc @MyKenyaLaw @klrcKE @nisisikenya @TheYouthCafe @Haki_na_Sheria @Olez #HudumaBill2021 would become the single law supporting the issuance of birth certificates, ID cards, passports, and death certificates - as well as Huduma Namba

The existing laws for these processes would all be repealed
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"Smartphones" trump food. #DigitalID

Nov 1 2021, #CBDC India: "so every single person today, even if he's not able to afford all the 3 meals, is having a #Smartphone in his hand. And I must thank some of the Asian countries which actually revolutionize[d] the smartphone market"
"so these three: the #biometric identity, the no-frills savings account [], & of course the #smartphone, & the fact that data is so cheap in India was the one which actually set the ground... I think #Canada & India started on this journey of instant payments almost together..."
Jan 18 2021, Payments #Canada: "Design attributes for a retail #CBDC... introduction of a new channel for illicit activities, money-laundering, terrorist financing other socially undesirable behaviours."

#DigitalID #Compliance #Surveillance…
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If you missed the first three posts in my series on Bredemarket #proposal services, the first one described Bredemarket’s RFx (#rfp #rfi etc.) response services.…
The second post in the series on Bredemarket #proposal response services discussed my sole source proposal response services.…
The third post in the series on Bredemarket #proposal response services detailed Bredemarket's proposal template services.…
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“Who are tech companies accountable to?

They don’t have accountability to the ID holder, but to their client: the government.”
Jenna Harb:

What are the gaps in data collection in Lebanon?

refugee data is difficult to collect leading to exclusion:

- many Syrian refugees are hesitant to give their biometric data considering that their sensitive information might get accessed by other governments
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"...the end of physical ID? How #digitalidentity verification could help accelerate #compliance... Portugal, France, #Germany, Switzerland & #Austria are implementing changes to #laws around NFC tech to enable digital identification verification."…
Nov 5, 2021: "#Austrian Airlines Introduces #Biometric Recognition System for Contactless Boarding"

"Since the #facialrecognition technology is not affected, passengers can keep their FFP2-mask on, which is mandatory inside the terminal."…
Nov 8 2021: "Austrian FMA permits automated biometrical customer identification"

"The use of #biometrical identification is becoming increasingly important during digital transformation"

#4IR architecture
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Learning thread.

"By 2030, our goal is to enable access to #digitalidentity for every person on the planet." — 2017 ID2020 Summit

2014: ID2020 public-private p'ship

2016: ID2020 Alliance: Accenture, #Microsoft, #Gavi, #Rockefeller, IDEO

2021: #ID2020 launches #GoodHealthPass Image
#ID2020 is very quiet having published a single video in 10 months - the #GoodHealthPass launch event (Feb 11 2021 w/ 2,452 views). Equally restrained is the Twitter account created Jan 2021, w/ a mere 384 followers - & 12 tweets. ID2020 Twitter is also on hiatus. #Strategy ImageImageImageImage
"Urgency - While standards-development processes typically move slowly, a cross-sector effort is urgently required to bring #goodhealthpass solutions to market in 2021 & to scale globally – with the same urgency applied to #vaccine development." Image
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Happy to share our latest research on #FIDO2 password-less authentication using biometric #WebAuthn, with Leona Lassak, Annika Hildebrandt, and Blase Ur.

Preprint at bottom of thread. Paper to appear at @USENIXSecurity 2021. cc: @FIDOAlliance #usesec21…
Users hate passwords; #WebAuthn could render them obsolete. But hardware security keys (YubiKeys) are inconvenient. Fortunately, end users can also use their phones as #FIDO2 authenticators. The user authorizes each sign in using their usual unlock mechanism (biometric, PIN).
Using your fingerprint to sign into a website is new to most end users. Our research focused on users' initial encounters with biometric WebAuthn. Many will encounter WebAuthn for the first time via a small notification on a website encouraging them to adopt the technology.
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Do you see it yet? This is a permanent program ushering in digital passports, #surveillance, & a new #data economy, global in scale. #Vaccines are about emerging markets - not health. The bedrock of #4IR #biotechnology going forward.

"#Mask of the Future - World Economic Forum"
"BreathTech-S³ #smart-material sensor & #Bluetooth-connected app. allows users to monitor breathing #data in real-time... #IoT

#CO2 build-up - if air quality [] is reduced, the user will be alerted to find a safe place to take a breath of fresh air,..."
Chatham House Futurescape, 3-D digital model of London, 2021-2035. A jumbotron on left reminds (faceless) citizens to #test. 'VR holidays' which appear in 2060, "are already being rolled out today as a reaction to the restrictions on travel." [April 14, 2021] #4IR #GreatReset
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No biological risk score data? Then no access, a digital lockdown awaits.



The only way the social-engineers will truly let us out is with the powerhouse marriage of #biometric & #blockchain digital health & identity systems, aka @ID2020 aka #VaccinePassports.

I was here in July 2020, when I started reading about the long running plans by the @wef to develop digital identity-based services for health, travel etc. I often searched for the phrase’s ‘Immunity Passports’ or ‘Health Passports’ without finding many matches.

For me there were tell-tale signs that the real agenda was progressing in the background while the masses were debating over testing, cases & masks. For me this was all background noise, so I took a journey to find out the true intensions behind the #COVID19 drama.
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International Air Transport Association.



The International Air Transport Association (@IATA is a trade association of the world's airlines founded in 1945. IATA has been described as a cartel since in setting technical standards for airlines.


The Travel Pass app, developed by the International Air Transport Association (@IATA), will allow passengers to present pre-departure tests or vaccine certificates on arrival at their destination, enabling them to sidestep quarantine or other restrictions.

@IATA is currently in talks with the UK DfT over the apps use and to which the new 'Covid Status Certificates' for those who have been vaccinated could be added and tied to.
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Tony's STILL banging on about #IDcards, nearly 20yrs later - 'cos make no mistake, that's what #VaccinePassports will become.

Just as WWII's [left 👇] became @10DowningStreet/@ukhomeoffice's [right 👇] with a centralised #biometric #NationalIdentityRegister behind it... ImageImage will #YellowCards [left 👇] morph into 'just an #app on your #phone' [right 👇] - claimed to be 'not #mandatory', of course (unless you want to live your life, work or travel...) and with the centralised #biometric #registration Government has wanted all along. ImageImage
So here's a few questions the #HealthPassport headbangers must answer:

1a) When Heathrow re-opens, given (current) #vaccines don't prevent #transmission, aren't people still going to have to be #tested?

1b) If people have to be tested anyway, what's the point of the 'passport'?
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"We must move on from Neoliberalism in the post-COVID era. The 'Great Reset' offers an opportunity to re-evaluate sacred cows, defining the pre-pandemic era: the coming #Industry40 and the digitization of countless economic activities."…

"The #COVID19 crisis is going to accelerate a number of changes and transformations in human society. Notably, the pandemic is expected to significantly accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution."…
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Following the launch of #NHSCOVID19app AKA the new Digital Health ID and #HealthPassport.


Its been downloaded by over 14 million people in England and Wales, around 25% of the population now have it. Image
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1/8 👂 WHEN THEY HEAR US: After a majority of respondents called on the EU to ban biometric identification in the #AIWhitePaper consultation, the @EU_Commission says a ban is still being considered.
#BanThisBS #FacialRecognition #MassSurveillance #DemocracyInAction #PeoplePower
2/8 What is at stake with biometric surveillance? Our reality as we know it! We must protect our democratic public spaces– and with them, our freedoms to speak, to assemble, to protest and to express ourselves.

#BanThisBS #FacialRecognition
3/8 Europe, right now 🇪🇺: more than 15 countries have secretly experimented with harmful #Biometric systems like #FacialRecognition in public spaces. They have often ignored existing laws & showed no respect for democracy or critical public opinion.
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The seven so-called 'ethical principles' are here:…

Many of which vendors are already #legally required to follow, and noting the completed mess they get themselves into over "ownership" in number two... 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ ImageImage
I wonder how many of the vendors following these 'principles' *wouldn't* sell their #biometric wares to @metpoliceuk? (And not just because they failed to win a contract...)

The thing is, if your 'principles' don't meaningfully alter / inhibit behaviour, then they aren't really #principles at all.

Much less #ethical ones...
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Context for this [Thread]:…

And overview of @WFP #SCOPE: ……

Noting it is also a #biometric #IDcard:…

53 out of 80 million 'potential beneficiaries' is dwarfed by the 1.253 *billion* on #Aadhaar; ~140 million...
...adults on #CNIC in Pakistan; the 110 million whose #biometrics have already been taken for the as-yet-undelivered Brazilian #IDscheme; & is (roughly) equivalent to the numbers now registered on Nigeria's #centralisedID system.

@WorldBank's dataset:… ... a bit dated, and focused on who's NOT registered - it's everyone's "right to be officially #identified', don'tcha know - but I do the maths periodically to keep an eye on the global picture as it #metastasises.
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(1) Hey @Brkfldproprtl, looks like you just installed a terrifying #biometric #surveillance system in my building without notice or consent.

First off, when you subject tenants to disturbingly invasive surveillance systems, you might want to, you know, ask if we agree. 😡
(2) Next, the fact that I have absolutely no idea what the capabilities of the system are. Does this include #FacialRecognition? Clearly it has both computer vision and thermal imaging, but what else? One person in the lobby says it has mask detection AI, is that true?
(3) Who keeps this data? For how long? Is it routinely shared with police and/or public health authorities? Do you have a #privacy policy, and if so, where is it?

I know not every tenant is a #surveillance expert, but did you think none of us would care?
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Hmm. Now this is an... interesting move!

@ukhomeoffice is (unilaterally?) collapsing two Commissioner roles into one:…

While HO's excuse may seem superficially plausible, one shouldn't forget both @surcamcom and the #BiometricsCommissioner have been...
...critical of @ukhomeoffice's approach and lack of adequate #safeguards and #oversight of its use of #biometric tech.

Here's the #BiometricsCommissioner admonishing @metpoliceuk for misrepresenting him on #AFR:…

And @surcamcom has been a consistent...
...advocate for strong #independent #regulatory #oversight and against #SurveillanceCreep.

And as he - in fact both Commissioners - point out:

There are also significant practical issues, e.g. will @pritipatel resource this as one or two offices? And...
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I had to put 5 signatures on a #biometric pad in order to access a heath service.
No #privacy notice. No info from the operator.
No contextual information on #signature pad.
I was not able to understand what I was signing for each of them.
No alternative: sign or leave the queue! Image
A very frustrating and worrying situation

This is a bad attitude for a big company and don't comply with #GDPR at all.

As a #PrivacyPro, I will now touch base with the #DPO just to announce that I will file a complain to the local DPA.
This creepy biometric signature is used by the front desk of heath service provided by @fsitaliane RFI , main Italian railways agency. Thousand of workers face the same shaming signature.
Yes, because you feel really uncomfortable giving free rein
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My notice to @NICMeity for compliance of legal provisions in #PrivacyPolicy of @SetuAarogya . #NIC as #bodycorporate must ensure #dataprotection & strict liability. #datasecurity as per IT Act & Rules must be updated in Policy before making #AarogyaSetu mandatory 1/10 @viraggupta
In #PrivacyPolicy of @SetuAarogya as per cl. 2(a) & 2(c usage of data restricted for Government of India. However, cl 2(b) & 2(d), having no mention of GOI. Due to this lapse, if #data goes to foreign #TechGiants, it may create big risk to #nationalsecurity #RighttoLife 2/10
As per clause 3(b) of the Privacy Policy, data will be retained on #mobile device. Hence, data can also be accessed by Mobile cos. As per cl. 1(b), the @SetuAarogya will use #Bluetooth and #location data. So, such data can also be accessed by #Telecom companies. 3/10 @TRAI
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Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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