The Trump administration is considering launching a social credit score-style system in coordination with Big Tech that would use spy data collected from Amazon, Google and Apple devices to determine whether or not an individual can own a gun.**
“The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department,” reports the Daily Caller. “The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director.”
HARPA would employ “breakthrough technologies with high specificity and sensitivity for early diagnosis of neuropsychiatric violence,” including Apple Watches, Amazon Echo and Google Home.
In other words, data collected from devices that spy on private conversations and closely monitor user behavior would be used to strip Americans of their fundamental rights.
“Though the proposal is starting as a voluntary data collection scheme allegedly aimed at finding warning signs of mental illness, we all know so-called “voluntary” government programs often become mandatory at the drop of a hat,” comments Chris Menahan.
According to the Washington Post, Trump has reacted “very positively” to the idea.
The full scope of the program is chilling and would provide Big Tech with an easy excuse to formally impose the total neuro-surveillance of citizens via their smart phone and home assistant devices, something that has already been occurring surreptitiously for years.
One wonders if Trump has any idea of the slippery slope this would entail, or whether he was sold on the idea because Ivanka cried.
The proposal bears some similarities to Communist China’s social credit score system, where citizens’ behavior is tightly surveilled and then met with rewards or punishments.
As we reported last month, the Chinese government bragged about preventing 2.5 million “discredited entities” from purchasing plane tickets and 90,000 people from buying high speed train tickets in the month of July alone.
Trump: Big tech has a pro left wing bias
Also Trump: We should partner with these same companies to figure out who can own guns
With tech companies deciding who can and can’t buy guns I’d imagine you’d see a bunch of Pantifas suddenly able to arm up all of a sudden, meanwhile decent normal people who just want to excercise their constituitional rights but see biological sex as binary and not a gender spectrum will probably suddenly see they can’t. If you can’t trust big tech to leave its far left bias at the door with respect to the marketplace of ideas and social media how can you trust it to be the arbiter of who can and can’t own a gun, especially when like the left itself the algorithms suck at detecting humor.
This is why a Digital Bill of Rights that protects individual privacy as a fundamental right is essential to preventing tyranny in the 21st century.
Technology empowers tyrants. Privacy, encryption, and the right to control what data is stored about you are fundamental to human freedom.
I seriously doubt anything will come of this. But of course we are all going to keep our eyes open.
Oh yeah baby, get ready to trust that plan all the way into the fema camps. Government will never be your friend no matter who you vote for. Govern = To Control / Mens = Minds in other words, mind control. Now watch all the people defend Trump to the death despite him only being like 5% more sane than the rest of the clowns running for office, if that.
President Trump, Republicans, RINO’s and moderates need to stop jumping though hoops to satisfy the gun grabbing leftist liberal socialist Democrats and tell them to go pound sand. This sounds like grasping for a possible solution to appease the salacious libs, which is impossible as libs are never satisfied, they want America disarmed and has nothing to do with background checks which we already have and everything to do with authoritarian control.
Looks like more fake news to me.
Sensational headline. Speculative content heavy on fiction.
Exactly! It’s not going to happen. It’s a tactic President Trump uses to curb MSM and the political libs. If they are for something. He will say he is for it and let’s discuss it. Which they never do and it never happens.
If Apple and Google are assisting our government agencies in some ways, the the government is not likely to do anything about Apple and Google censoring conservatives.
The Trump admin wants Apple and Google to hand over names, phone numbers and other identifying data of at least 10,000 users of a single gun scope app, Forbes has discovered. It’s an unprecedented move: Never before has a case been disclosed in which American investigators demanded personal data of users of a single app from Apple and Google. And never has an order been made public where the feds have asked the Silicon Valley giants for info on so many thousands of people in one go.
Armament exports are under the jurisdiction of BATFE and the DOD and have absolutely nothing to do with ICE
This is either total bullshit or a backdoor attempt to register particular firearms owners
I just read another story about MS13 gang members killing a bunch of people in Maryland…then I come here to see the government interested in snooping on people who use(d) an app? Why do we need such a bloated government again? Why can’t we get rid of these people/departments that do this?
May as well partner with the Taliban as politically correct Left wing Americans.