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JULY 2020

Snowden: Governments Using Pandemic To Build “Architecture Of Oppression” Surveillance

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Snowden: Governments Using Pandemic To Build "Architecture Of Oppression" Surveillance

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Written by John Vibes; Originally appeared on TheMindUnleashed.com

In addition to quarantines and lockdowns, some governments like those in China, Taiwan, and South Korea have been using a surveillance strategy called “contact tracing” to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.

While each country’s contact tracing program has slight variations, all of them are essentially cell phone apps that keep a running record of the user’s heath and the health records of all the people they come into contact with.

If a cell phone comes in close contact with someone who might have the virus, the user receives a text message informing them and then instructing them to self-quarantine for 14 days.

However, the quarantine is not necessarily voluntary, depending on where you live. In some countries, phones have been used as a sort of house arrest ankle-bracelet that will notify authorities if the person being monitored leaves the house for any reason.

These apps are being touted as the way to end the shut down in both Italy and the UK and it appears that officials are going to be taking things in that direction.

At face value, it may appear that this could be a useful strategy in preventing the spread of disease, but privacy advocates and tech experts are concerned that this information could be misused and that the unprecedented surveillance capabilities could be kept and held by corrupt governments long after the pandemic is over.

In a recent interview with Vice, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden expressed his concerns about the coming surveillance program, calling it the “architecture of oppression.”

“Do you truly believe that when the first wave, this second wave, the 16th wave of the coronavirus is a long-forgotten memory, that these capabilities will not be kept? That these datasets will not be kept? No matter how it is being used, what’ is being built is the architecture of oppression,” Snowden said.

Snowden recognized that the virus was a serious threat and said that the intelligence community was well aware that it was only a matter of time before a massive pandemic crippled the country, even back when he was working in the NSA.

“There is nothing more foreseeable as a public health crisis in a world where we are just living on top of each other in crowded and polluted cities, than a pandemic. And every academic, every researcher who’s looked at this knew this was coming. And in fact, even intelligence agencies, I can tell you firsthand, because they used to read the reports had been planning for pandemics,” he said.

Snowden questioned the positive numbers that have come out of China in recent weeks and pointed out that the Chinese government has been credited with reducing the spread of the illness because they took such draconian measures during the lockdown.

Perhaps their extreme strategy is not working as well as they say it is, but since the government maintained tight control of any information coming out of the country, it is impossible to say for sure.

“If you’re looking at countries like China, where cases seem to have leveled off, how much can we trust that those numbers are actually true? I don’t think we can. Particularly, we see the Chinese government recently working to expel Western journalists at precisely this moment where we need credible independent warnings in this region,” Snowden said.

In a statement published on Friday, Apple and Google announced that they were teaming up in a rare partnership to develop compatible contact tracing apps, which they claim will work on an “opt-in” basis.

However, according to Bloomberg, the companies are planning to eventually build the contact tracing into the device’s updates.

Apple and Google insist that you will still be able to opt-out of the program if you don’t want to participate, but it is possible that rankings on these apps could be used to gain entry into grocery stores or larger businesses and events once the economy opens up again.

“As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate, as we sacrifice our rights, we also sacrifice our capability to arrest the slide into a less liberal and less free world,” Snowden warned.

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  • Traiano Welcome

    A real world example of how Goodness and Truth can be turned to nefarious purposes.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      It more hype than reality, out of a global population of 8 BILLION or so, a few thousand old, poor and vulnerable people have mostly died, due to various health conditions including smoking, obesity, diabetes and compromised immune systems. Americunt and Euro poor deaths are higher due to corruption, Jew controlled pharma and medical care is non-existent. In Italy for instance, the Mafia runs the country that has a new PM every few weeks, Spain is a one of the most corrupt and unstable countries on earth on the verge of Catalonia break-up, so it is in the interest of the Jew media to scare the living shit out of the dumbed down sheeple as they are then easy to control and manipulate. For 20 years now the western world of morons has been fed the “terrorism” bullshit while these bastards killed millions of people in the Muslim word for Zionists and bankrupted and destroyed Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen and now Syria. The Zionist scum have killed thousands of Palestinian children and even organ harvested them for old Jew fucks, so natural justice had to come.

      • Arch Bungle

        This is where anti-jewish pogroms and holocausts come from. They allow their leaders to take immoral actions and accumulate unwarranted and unethical power. When a population turns against them in anger and they get mass fed to the ovens they’re shocked and surprised to find the goyim do not take kindly to being leveraged into submission. They never learn either, which is why they should expect a Shoah every 50 years or so. The opportunity to “join the human race” is always there but they never take it.

        • Jimmy Jim

          GAS THE JEWS & SAVE THE PLANET!

        • Zionism = EVIL

          The Jews are beyond redemption since the Biblical era and that is why humanity is revolted by their evil and hence unfinished pograms to rid of the rats. The bastards are a historical menace to all societies as they are like a virus that infests humanity and then mutates with divide and rule. Now you must have read that they are arming both factions in Libya with missiles and manpads. They have been doing this in the Arab world for 70 years now and in every conflict there is a Jew agenda. The problem is the the so-called western populations are dumb and easily manipulated and don’t have history of revolutions or resistance. Most of these fuckwits even today are colonies with a parasitic Queen imposed by the Rothschild in-charge. Canada, Australia, NZ and even the Americunts are shameless cunts that bow to a small deadbeat island in the middle of nowhere. No wonder the fuckers are finished.

      • JIMI JAMES

        In wales the doc there comfirme all deaths were 50 and under,so yeah the old age fallacy is another stunt at tryong top attack the more capable and experienced leaders whom currently all are shaming the youngish kweer aspirants for example odumma,clinton etc,infact a lady aged 104 besat the virus,but really when you look at the stats in europe without mocking on any but saying it as it is,same sex/katolic pupulations account well over 90% deaths,bottom line the facist cursed as in they proclaiming to be christians are run by satan,in other worlds no roman catholic church bothered to do as god expected,1sr,2md,3rd,4th offence,there shall be no escaping punishment and yes there are they also whom of the more dignified nations,however fewer who go along with the satanic dame sex tenure,like it’s no big deal,really?

        We just have to see about that,but if you really must get over the evil,arm up in truth!
        I don’t care what the finicky kweero populations suggests,nowadays the decayed west
        where in mordern times ought to have known better,refute to oblige to freedom?
        THEY SHANT HAVE IT,ALL OF THEM I CONDEMN THEIR WORLD FROM MY THRONE!
        just saying:

  • Zarathustra

    He’s right about that. If it all started because of a food infection from “exotic” meats, why didn’t it happen before? Common sense alone can punch through the Corona virus narrative, fear lowers IQ making people dissolve into a mad crowd.

    P.S. Not pornography, no footage of a Chinese chick in the video. Just a clickbait thumbnail:

    https://twitter.com/BubetteS/status/1249020328321224706

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOpG-cWtphI

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The whole idea behind unleashing the Pimpeovirus was to weaken China, however, the morons did not realize that western deadbeat societies are more vulnerable and weak as 1% Jew Bilderberg and corrupt WASPS control 99% of the wealth so the sight of dumbass lardass Americunt fat trailer trash dying in the streets was inevitable as the fuckers have no health care system. Good article on the Saker on the Jew agenda and the virus..

      • roland

        The whole idea was to terrorise the world and make people more pliable to their demands we are all under attack here

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Look a I have said before, these Jew bastards are evil and control the dumbass west and have spent TRILLIONS on wars and a Hollywood fantasy of “controlling the world”. As if the 1.4 BILLION Chinese and 2.2 BILLION Muslims can somehow be “controlled”. The fuckwit Americunt arseholes and their Jew masters are now up the creek as China will literally take over as its economy is on the upswing. Read a Zero Hedge article by Paul Craig Roberts, a US ex-Treasury Secretary who more or less says the same. Americunts overreached and are now paying the price. Could not have happened to nicer people :)

  • Zionism = EVIL

    hahaha I said that from years ago and even when the Americunts unleashed the boomerang Pimpeovirus on Wuhan, this is the Bilderberg Jew and Americunt fuckwits agenda of a global police state. However, it will be their end as the idiots have fuckwit populations that are spooked easily but the smarter nations like China and even Swedes will stay normal and increase economic activity. The Americunt arseholes had this coming as they are spending trillions on wars and police state and nothing on health care and social safety net, now the only way to control the bankrupt western fuckwits is to implement a global Gaza gulag.

    • Harry Smith

      Forewarned is forearmed. The laughed at the preppers and when the COVID came the don’t have enough food to survive couple of weeks. Now nobody cares about their privacy. The faces they will have when they don’t get a job or a loan just because Big Data analyzing algorithm decided that they can’t have it.

  • Jimmy Jim

    STOP THE KIKE VIRUS BY GAS!

  • Peter Jennings

    Western journalists are being asked to leave China because the Chinese admin believe that western intelligence agencies are looking to blame China for the outbreak. Trillion dollar law suits against China are being planned right now, instead of waiting for all reliable data to be collated and analysed. That can only be done after the outbreak has ceased and all the results are in.
    The blame game and the trillion dollar law suits being run by gov’t spooks will inevitably mean war with China, which is precisely what they are hoping for. They are also hoping that China’s B&R plans will be stopped in its tracks and the country bankrupted, much like Russia was last century.

    There is a fair amount of info out there already that tells of american servicemen being treated in a Wuhan hospital for severe flu like symptoms after turning up for a amateur competition late last year. Their hotel was just around the corner from the market, which is being touted as the source of the outbreak.

    There are also the comments made by the Italian PM, at least 22 eminent scientists to date, and numerous others, telling us that those who died with the virus are being recorded as dying of it, inflating the fatality numbers substantially. Does that not ring any alarm bells? It should.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Good sensible comment there. This “virus” is nothing more than a rogue Pentagon bio-warfare dumbass plan that went awry and boomeranged. As I said on day of this nonsense that China and Iran were the primary targets, but both are ancient nationalistic and determined nations and overcame the assault. China proved its worth as a friend and ally to Iran and many nations and selflessly came to their assistance while the greedy selfish Americunts stole supplies from their NATO “allies”. China and Iran are now back to normal and watch their influence and ties grow. Iranian people are eternally grateful to China for its humanity and all weather friendship. Power shift to the eastern old world will now only accelerate as these western dumb fucks fight over toilet paper and hand sanitizers. Seriously, what a bunch of fucktards.

      • Peter Jennings

        ‘while the greedy selfish Americunts stole supplies from their NATO “allies”‘

        Good point, and one which has passed many people by.

  • Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

    have left fone at home for years. this is easily avoidable

  • Daily Beatings

    “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel

  • Hishamsbr

    What BS. VICE is a function and propaganda arm of the CIA, MOSSAD and Mi6.

    Snowden is a fake, a tool to spread disinformation of an ‘ All-Mighty ‘ Superstate where resistance is futile.

    In other words, people become terrified, afraid, hopeless, helpless, concede their freedoms, and look to the State for protections. People start to believe that all is but over, and give in, lest they be caught outside the new ‘ norms ‘.

    Look, everybody on Earth has to eventually get infected sooner or later, and get through it. 80% or higher will have manageable mild symptoms, 15% will have severe symptoms, due to pre-existing conditions and DNA Genetic profiles(and the DNA genetic profiles of the Han and Afro-Americans seem to have been initially designed to be the targets of this pathogen when initially weaponized, but the virus mutated and adapted itself and ‘ jumped ‘ over to other races DNA genetic profiles).

    There is unsubstantiated proof that this virus appeared among African Americans in U.S. cities as early as October, way before Wuhan. Back then, it was thought to be a new strain of pneumonia.

    Avery high up prominent Doctor from Italy, had an interesting interview on a major Chinese news channel(his interview has since went viral, and he is now regarded as a hero in China), in which he said that at his institution for infectious diseases was getting reports from Family Care-Primary Care physicians in central-northern Italy were cases of a new type of respiratory disease causing pneumonia and can only be detected initially using a CT test-scan. And that this was happening way back in early October, if not late September. Much earlier than the first reports from Wuhan.

    Also, Snowden, Vice, the MSM, even western ‘ alternative ‘ fake Media, especially in the U.S. , where the CEO’s, Editors, upper staff members who make the important decisions are all Jews. They are there to pretend that they are anti-establishment, but are only a facade to steer, control, and destroy, or evaporate opposition, and make sure the idiotic, brainwashed masses dont catch on to the crimes againt humanity currently, as in the past, perpetrated by ever nefarious, diabolically inclined followers of the horrid Talmud, or not, but mainly they are the Jews.

    The few U.S. Gentile U.S. Elites, whom the real ruling lords of the U.S. , the JEWS, let stick around, are fuming, unable to hold themselves back from losing their minds, and going insane, over the fact that they never, in their wildest dreams thought that the Chinese would rise to the great occasion and squash the great biologically weaponized conspiracy, a one intended for the biggest genocide in the history of man, and the Chinese did it in a well thought out, organized fashion that was the envy of the world. It showed China as a cohesive, organized, intelligent, heroic, bold and fearless people.

    The Western agencies that set this pathogen off on the peace loving people of the world, especially intended for the Chinese(at the orders of international Jews), are going absolutely crazy that this virus didnt cause China to be eaten from the inside, for mass panic to ensue, for anarchy and protest against the ruling party, eventually leading to a change of government in China, one that will bend its knee and kiss the Jewish boot.

    They failed miserably. And the Chinese authorities know exactly who set this thing off. Wait and see, what their response will be. It wont be pretty.

  • Lone Ranger

    Resistance is Victory.

  • Lone Ranger

    CIA trolls and hasbarats will cry and rage ;)