Amazon has been handed the data storage contract for Australia’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app and concerns are rising over potential external access to the information.
Industry insiders and bureaucrats argue that giving Amazon the contract could mean COVIDSafe data can be accessed by US government agencies under a CLOUD Act subpoena.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $10 million to support a Murdoch Children’s Research Institute trial which is testing a COVID-19 vaccine on healthcare workers.
The announcement adds to a growing portfolio of vaccine interests held by Bill Gates in Australia, and follows new details of discussions between Morrison and the billionaire.
Despite millions already downloading the COVIDSafe app, legislation to ensure privacy safeguards for citizens has only just reached drafting stage.
The results are not what privacy experts had hoped for.
The message from Australian authorities is simple, patronising and misleading: Download the COVIDSafe app and we will start letting you out of coronavirus lockdown.
Despite the claims, experts insist that surveillance tracing tools of this nature are not effective in preventing the spread of a virus, and further analysis reveals the underlying intention of the application may in fact be to log, capture and monitor citizen behaviours.
Is COVIDSafe the missing link needed to kick-start an Australian ‘social credit system’?
As COVID-19 restrictions continue, the small Italian village of Nerola was suddenly declared a “red zone” by authorities after dozens of new coronavirus cases were discovered.
Sealed off by the army, the village was soon put into mandatory quarantine. This is allowing researchers to test the entire population, in hope they ‘learn more’ about the virus.