Saturday, January 23, 2021

Tag: Universities quietly develop personal Covid-19 ‘risk score’ app in bid to mainstream Black Mirror-style social credit for students

Universities quietly develop personal Covid-19 ‘risk score’ app in bid to mainstream Black Mirror-style social credit for students

from RT:

Three American universities have received government coronavirus funding to create a mobile app combining contact-tracing with an individual “risk score” – mimicking the Chinese apps the US denounced as dystopian nightmares.

The University of Southern California, Emory University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center began work last week on a mobile app that will track the user’s location and Covid-19 symptoms in real time, in the name of “quarantine and decontamination.” The idea is to bestow individual “risk scores” upon not only individuals, but the public locations they visit. Will it stop there, or will it dovetail with the privatized de-facto social credit score already being cobbled together by Big Tech in conjunction with Big Brother?