How Big Wireless Lobbied Governments to Build 5G For Citizen Data Collection and Surveillance

11 May 2020 — Mint Press

While selling 5G technology to the public as a means for faster downloads, Big Wireless — comprising a web of telecom companies, lobbyists and law firms– is spending millions to lobby governments the world over to implement the next generation of cellular technology because of its potential for data collection and surveillance of citizens.

NHS ordered to hand over security keys of NHS data to GCHQ

1 May 2020 — True Publica

NHS ordered to hand over security keys of NHS data to GCHQ

By Rob Woodward – TruePublica: Britain’s NHS has become the latest target for big tech to stick its money funnel into and harvest our most personal and private data. It was bad enough that the state illegally and secretly stole our privacy, captured our secrets, recorded our conversations, filmed our private moments, took images of our children and invited in the biggest crooks on the planet to exploit the swag. But now, there’s a plan to capitalise, abuse, manipulate and profit from our physical and mental vulnerabilities.

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Statewatch: States of Control the dark side of pandemic politics: Webinar 29 April

27 April 2020 — Statewatch News (10/20)

e-mail: office@statewatch.org

Dear Statewatchers,

We hope you and your loved ones are well in these turbulent times.

This Wednesday, our friends at the Transnational Institute will be hosting a webinar to examine the repressive measures taken by states across the globe to address the coronavirus pandemic. The event starts at 16:00 Central European Time this Wednesday, 29 April. Statewatch is co-sponsoring the event, for which you can register online here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P9UVgQNnTUq0McSZqoqUTw
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UK: Mission Creep – Yet more intrusive surveillance powers given to government

26 April 2020 — True Publica

By TruePublica: Back in 2016 – TruePublica wrote: “One should wonder where the universal surveillance system dubbed the ‘snoopers charter’ being installed by Britain’s government is heading for eventually. Recently described by Edward Snowden in tweets as the “most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West” and its “a comprehensive record of your private activities, the activity log of your life.” It should really make you ask that question – where is it heading?

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The real reason UK government pushed through such draconian powers?

30 March 2020 — True Publica

By TruePublica: No-one in the mainstream media has made mention of what has happened here. Everyone has remained silent. No public figure of significance has raised an eyebrow. Everyone has gone along with this. Even human rights and civil liberty NGO’s have been motionless by what can only be described as a huge assault on the fundamental freedoms, of movement and assembly in Britain, made by the Johnson government. And why was so much authority needed by this government in the Coronavirus Act right now when they took no heed of the warnings of others about this crisis? It’s because they’ve now understood the opportunity it presents.

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NHS: Matt Hancock Still Doesn’t Tell You How Your Data Is Used – December 2019

December 2019 — medConfidential

There should be a price for misleading public statements about the NHS, whether about data or everything else.

Since our last update, and our first update in 2014, what a Data Usage Report should contain has reached consensus. The NHS has made some progress – not that you as patients will have seen any of it – and while NHS Digital calls it a Statement, rather than a Report, that is probably a better word.

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Patient data from GP surgeries sold to US companies

7 December 2019 — The Guardian

Dealings with international pharma raise new fears about American ambitions to access NHS

Jeremy Corbyn shows redacted documents of secret trade talks between the UK and US governments.

Jeremy Corbyn shows redacted documents of secret trade talks between the UK and US governments. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Data about millions of NHS patients has been sold to US and other international pharmaceutical companies for research, the Observer has learned, raising new fears about America’s growing ambitions to access lucrative parts of the health service after Brexit.

Twitter under fire for profiting from millions of UK users data which it illegally sold to advertisers

14 October 2019 — True Publica

The crooks that run the global social media corps are at it again. Of course, they take Facebook’s lead where last July Facebook’s stock price actually went up after news of a record-breaking $5 billion FTC fine for various privacy violations. Just to repeat that – the fine was five thousand million dollars – and the stock price went up!

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