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The CDC bought cellphone data to monitor American's compliance with lockdowns

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) purchased data from tracking companies to monitor compliance with lockdowns, according to contracts with the firms.

The CDC paid one firm $420,000 and another $208,000. That bought access to location data from at least 55 million cellphone users.

The contracts, approved under emergency review due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were aimed at providing the CDC “with the necessary data to continue critical emergency response functions elated to evaluating the impact of visits to key points of interest, stay at home orders, closures, re-openings and other public heath communications related to mask mandate, and other merging research areas on community transmission of SARS-CoV-2,” the contracts, obtained by The Epoch Times, state.

The CDC said it would be using the tracking data to “assess home-by-hour behaviors (i.e. curfew analysis) by exploring the percentage of mobile devices at home during specific period of time.” The data could also be integrated with other information “to provide a comprehensive picture of movement/travel of persons during the COVID-19 pandemic to better understand mandatory stay-at-home orders, business closure, school re-openings, and other non-pharmaceutical interventions in states and cities.”

Under a heading labeled “potential use cases” for the data, the CDC said it could be used to try to connect the forced closures of bars and restaurants with COVID-19 infections and death rates, as well as try to assess the impact of state restrictions on close contact between people outside of their home.

The data could also be used to monitor adherence to mandated or recommended quarantines after arrival from another state and to examine the correlation of mobility patterns and spikes in COVID-19 cases at facilities such as churches, concerts, and grocery stores. It would also enable examining movement restrictions such as curfews to show “patterns” and “compliance,” the contracts state.

The contracts were previously reported on by Vice News, but the outlet only released a screenshot of a single page. Together, the contracts run 71 pages. Both were signed in 2021."

People ask me why I dont have a cellphone, there's one reason amongst all the others.
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There are several instances where a cell phone can be the difference life and death.

There are also many jobs where it can be essential to keeping a business running. IT for one.
I hear this mantra all the time...there could be an emergency. So, 25 years ago we were all dancing on a ledge? I have never had a cellphone, my father never had a cellphone, my grandfather, etc, all the way back. And they all lived. Dad lived 86 years, grandpa lived a similar life...all without cellphones. Ive never had one...where are these emergencies?

You are all probably a little older than me, you all lived your lives just fine without cellphones before. You know thats just an excuse.
How are door dash drivers supposed to know when they have a pickup?

The world has changed.
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So its worth selling your soul "because the world has changed"? If the world changes and asks for your freedom, your privacy, your autonomy.... You just hand it over? What are you willing to stand up for? Anything at all?

The point that I dont need one, and I do well, proves that its very possible to function at a decent level without a cellphone. Its a sacrifice but when you really consider what you give up with the cellphone its not even a question. All these excuses sound so hollow "what if there is an emergency"..."Muh productivity"...."the world has changed [ whatever that means" ]'s sounds extremely lame.

Its tracking you. Its spying on you, its reporting your purchases, your contracts, your where-abouts, your interests, etc, people who are abusing and manipulating you. Don't you value yourself at all?? Where's your self respect?
We don't need cars, electricity, grocery stores, landlines, doctors but they sure come in handy.

This website is spying on you but you are still here.
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