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chin back down safely in the state of texas. t v presenter and former nfl star michael strand was the other invited guest on the flight flight. so we're done back at the training center here and i got to say it was sir tony. really, you want to spell that, but it was on the label. it's hard even describe it. i was going to take a little bit to process it way. couldn't have gone better, get my hair. i got mad, we haines. i could fly idea today. ah, that's take a look at some of the headlines now. rescue teams in the u. s. it's searching for survivors. after tornadoes ripped through 6 states on friday night, at least 80 people are dead. the southern state of kentucky was the worst hit. the extreme. why the left, a trail of destruction stretching more than 320 kilometers president joe biden says
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it's likely to be one of the largest tornado outbreaks in u. s. history. i want folks in all the states, you know, we're going to get through this. we're going to get through this together and the federal government is not going to walk away. this is one of those times when we aren't democrats or republicans. sounds like hyperbolic, but it's real. where all american, we stand together as united states of america. and so i said all the victims, you're in our prayers and all those 1st responders, emergency personnel, and everyone helping your fellow americans. this is the right thing to do with the right time. and we're going to get through this on j grey has more from arkansas. this isn't the time of year we use. we see tornadoes in an area that is familiar with tornadoes, but usually in a spring time, what i'm hearing from survivors is 1st stunned disbelief. i think most are still in shock, as you could imagine. and then in small towns like this 11500 or so,
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everybody either knows someone who was affected or, or a friend or a relative of someone affect it. and so it really strikes hard the british foreign secretary is calling for western unity against all for a terry and ism, and threats from russia and china. the u. k is hosting g 7 foreign ministers in liverpool. russia was singled out by the us in britain for a mass in troops on ukraine's border. the south pacific island of new caledonia is holding a referendum on independence from france. it's the 3rd vote on the issue off the vote is narrowly rejected the idea in 20182020. the main independence parties are boycotting the referendum those the headlines. the news continues here and i'll just hear off the people and power stay with us. cities have always been in motion. they have to be to evolve and adapt of all the sad cities,
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all the greatest work of all shooting time that's in a huge city. you kind of get this sense of how the world around you behave in a way you cannot see the naked eye. you can feel the has on the back of your neck standing when you reach the top of that building and get that great view. metropolis on now to sierra the 2 years the world has been wrestling with a damage that has cost millions of lives and affected billions more of us through economic contraction and restrictions on our movements as people have reported here in 2021. it's also prompted claims that measures taken in the name of the facing can have damaged civil liberties. now was government's response to the oma kron
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very into the virus where sharing that episode again. i the, the corona virus pandemic has fullest governments around the world to take extra ordinary matches. closing cities, planning, travel, and making people stay at home a month at a time, ah, in the race to defeat the disease. they've also had together huge amounts of data about our whereabouts and our state of health. digital contact, pressing tools offered the opportunity to try this larger numbers of contacts in
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a short period of time. and to provide real time picture of the spread of the virus . but privacy campaign is now asking if all the new laws, technology and data gathering has been strictly essential. the way i like to frame what's been going on since the initial stages of a panoramic husband. first, government panic and they panics because they recognize that they didn't have the infrastructure they needed. and so what did they do? they use the infrastructure they had, which was intelligence agencies, policing. and in the absence of any capability of testing, they thought, is there a way for technology to solve this problem? what we know is that crisis is the ground on which long time a ration of our liberties see that it can feel really difficult making several arguments in the context of a crisis. you know whether that is 911,
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which we've all learned an awful lot from. whether it is dependent mac because you're often painted out. you don't care about public safety or public health. but exactly how about civil liberties been eroded? what's been going on under the cover of cove it and where back in march 2020 the high tech city state of singapore was one of the most enthusiastic adopters of using mobile phones for contact tracing. play your part in fighting cove 19 with just 2 symbols staves. one download twins together and have those around you to set it up to turn on your bluetooth. and it is as simple as that. as in many countries, the government said the app was voluntary, worked entirely on anonymized aidid, and is only tracking the virus, not the user. and that's really it. no jewel occasion or other personal data is
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collected. but digital rights activists like li ting weren't taking their word for it. well, tech experts examined the cold for it. they found that it wasn't doing all the things that it said it would do. so for instance, had said that the data would not be shared would be totally a non mares and so on. it found that the data was shared more widely than it was supposed to was. so some government agencies at 1st take up with low until the app was made mandatory to access public areas like shopping malls. now it's used by nearly 80 percent of the population. but in january 2021, the government admitted the police had accessed the data for a murder investigation. senior police force is empowered under the criminal procedure court, locked in any data. and that includes the chose to get a data for criminal investigations, even in normally quiescent singapore, there was concern. i also brought up as
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a questions are for people. so what their data has been used in what types of investigations can we trust? and this is the only time that this has happened at the time i was volunteering quite heavily with their sex work as fight organization. and one of my concerns was that the data on content tracing could be used to identify sex workers in their clients. this has your trace together history. so over the past 25 days, these are the number of cetera devices spits trace together have been painted. and given that textbook as criminalized and singapore largely, i was, i had some concerns then there is evidence to suggest digital contact rating can be more effective, the manual tracing, but privacy campaign as they these methods of surveillance will outlive their initial use. that's going to be one of the legacies of cove and the whole idea that your mobile phone and an app and the telecommunications infrastructure design for
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you to enjoy spending your time communicating with others will be used to enforce your own natasha in the future. in israel, the government also employed mobile phones for contact tracing, but used a method that raised even more privacy concerns. while ordinary people struggled on the heavily police locked downs. the pandemic like prime minister benjamin netanyahu divert public attention from fraud and bribery allegations, but demonstrations against corruption and the government handling of the pandemic erupted anyway. ah, oberon was a regular protest. during one of the lot downs went outside meetings were permitted . she met up with fellow activists. this is what we were doing that night. there was a party, a birthday party of
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a one of my friends then the police just came. it were starting to harass and just wanted us to leave a few days later i got the text message, but it says the date and the hours you are near someone who was tested positive for her on a virus. you have to immediately starts a quarantine. this might seem normal for many countries, but an emergency regulation had allowed the sion bad israel secret service to run its track and praise program. and even though it's couple of ashley sheet lender feel civilians cannot opt out to kevin up in it's just the secret service tracking all civilians. anybody with in israel the are the only democracy in the world to this day that was using their secret services to do this. the best are often accused of breaching human rights lower in their treatment of palestinians. but the revelation showed that they don't only operate in the west bank and occupied
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territory. the reason this happened is because the shouldn't bet already is tracing people instead of waiting for something new to be created. they already have a tool within the ship bed. the 2 was a secret long program to monitor telecommunications across the israel and palestine . i said really angry because i had a feeling that because we were there, like many people from the process, it happened just about this event. it's an open question whether she was forced into quarantine because the state was targeting protestors or merely protecting citizens from a deadly disease. but civil rights campaigners say that with bad doing both, nobody would know in a democracy, it can't be that surveillance in the sense that a government contracts certain people. this can lead to a situation where the government knows about your sexual orientation about your political orientation. and what it can do is lead to freezing affect the phenomenon
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where people don't want to go outside and do certain things. let's say protests, because they have a fear of, of being tracked after several legal challenges. the government says the shouldn't bet. surveillance has now been scaled back, but the scandal opened at least some israeli eyes to the way palestinians are routinely monitored. i think that we finally have to fight against it in all areas . a doesn't matter if it's happened to and he's really citizen or to someone in the occupied territories. this is really, really bad, is it's slippery slope act words violating human rights in the early stages of the pandemic. other government also experimented with electronic mass tracking, but with only marginal success. ultimately, it was recognized that this level of mass surveillance doesn't actually help you with a pandemic. so they decided to resort to what they do often as a next step,
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which is rely extensively on industry to sell them toys. your system shows of your health lady. i would recommend you to think of the industry. many governments tend to with biometrics, which uses unique personal traits like a face iris, or fingerprint to identify people for china, which was already openly using facial recognition in its big cities. the pandemic turbocharged, the rollout in smaller towns across the country. the claim that biometric and contactless transactions a safer has obvious appeal for airlines. keen to get people back into the air. says the c e o of quantas col tankless, travel capable. now we see a huge move to that's 8 years mills and the space of a few more ab. we take that little change that will stay there forever. it's also a change coming to retail. this leading russian supermarket has teamed up with visa,
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so you can pay, feel shopping with your face. a lot of if, if it's a form of tech solution as them, which is the idea that technology because it's showing me because it's me, contains all down from 2 of our problems. and in many people for the unquestioningly trust technology or theme that it's gonna be the most efficient or the best solution. but critics say biometrics is an industry with a check. it passed around pre $911.00 where recognition was being touted by police, particularly in the united states as the great solution to producing problems without recognizing that their own forces have turned off the tech because it wasn't actually working. then $911.00 happened. it's just months later, and all of a sudden governments are reaching for facial recognition and fingerprinting. so we deployed them at borders. you put them in passports without ever asking who does it work for? when does it work? when does it fail? what happens to somebody who it fails for today to get detained because something
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doesn't match the biometric industry same says goes where the areas of opportunity, money, and few questions. a few years go by industry is looking for a new market and a then decide to go for the next great domain of policy making, where we don't care what happens to people. and that was in the migration sector and refugees in refugee camps. so refugee agencies and, and governments for sponsoring refugee agencies to deploy fingerprinting, iris scan facial recognition. and again, i got a close up view of some of these in the, in refugee camps. the only people who didn't realize that the technology didn't work where the policymakers, everybody else knew the technology wasn't working, but it didn't stop to fail the reliance and the shaping of people's lives based around yes. now did the system say you're allowed and order the system denied because it failed campaign to say these systems are often 1st tried out away from criticality in the west like biometric voting,
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which has been trialed in afghanistan, uganda and here in iran with a panoramic, maybe we can use facial recognition with people's faces covered. maybe we can use cameras to attract people across cities to do contact tracing. and in a post pandemic your we can use facial recognition at borders. we can use facial recognition shops, we can use facial recognition everywhere. and then we've forgotten why we deployed it with biometrics and bias to say that there is a real risk that i'll kind of personal identity faces are fingerprint the irises. we can't change those, they will be locked into a system forever. they can be exposed to by hackers. they can be sorted biometric because governments and then when it was stock has no way of resetting your face. it's not like a password. this is a kind of a permanent solution to a temporary problem. the, the temporary becoming permanent is just one of the consent campaign of have around
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the chest data. still a joint computer system failed using the personal data held by britain national health service. where do you live and have you started? many i mentioned before, the personal information on over 60000000 people often going back decades has, has one of the biggest stores of patient records going back through time. globally . it says standouts in terms of the data it has and it's billions of pounds and they serve is the new oil as we know a day to raise money. no, really, any test data can only be used by those treating a patient. but when the pandemic struck, the rules were loosened. in march 2020, and a chest announced that they were setting up something called the cove at 19 data still . and that they dentist into 5 contracts with different tech companies. and that, that data still was going to be the kind of single source of truth about the pandemic for the and h f. the data store pulls together information from across the vast in a chest,
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including confidential details given to the 111 help line. and even tech company, location data, this would supposedly help ministers allocate resources by providing them with a real time dashboard of all aspects of the pandemic. but from the outset, almost every element of it worried privacy campaign as it was extremely vague. we didn't know what day to was going into it. we didn't know how it is being used. and it was, you know, very secretive and emerged that the 1st contract had gone t pounds. here he had built the back phone. this for just one pound. which of a soundcloud trisic helen to foundry, is a software platform that allows organizations to bring their data together. and then enable se uses to conduct sophisticated analytics and operations on top of the unified data. talented have been criticized for providing its data mining capability to the cia and the u. s. board of force division ice,
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responsible for detaining and expelling migrants. they are not particularly well known for health. they are much more well known in relation to their defense contracts. their spy tack, the u. s. police force as they are not company that certainly we would immediately think would be appropriate. and indeed, we don't think are appropriate for nana chest contrast. but the british government didn't seem that concerned when asked by a technology journalist what talented might hope to get from a one pound contract. the secretary of state for health replied, the honest truth is, there is no way we would have been able to cope with his pandemic until in the way that we have been able to without the support of the tech companies that have been absolutely brilliant. i put together the platforms that we need and lots of them gave over their time and their capability for public benefits provide i rosa
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curling organization foxglove, a u. k. law firm set up to challenge big tech, took legal proceedings which forced the government to reveal the contract, which was for a pilot or trial project. the contract also detailed the types of data being used. what we did see was that the covenant in data, so was collecting data on political affiliation, religious beliefs is collecting information about criminal convictions, and i think days, her employment dates her does no understanding of why political, religious faith was needed in a covert 19 day thought and much of this information is irrelevant to scientists. battling the pandemic doctor pul. mckay works on britain faxing program. we have no interest in people by replaced the affiliation or any of that type of thing. or we're just interested in the virus. how many cases are being picked up in
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a certain place and then using not data to try to target interventions. if may me begin on sequencing that is guiding what we do. privacy campaign is also worried about mission creep. the one set up this huge system would continue in operation off to the pandemic and expand into other areas. the government promised it was temporary, and then palin to assigned a new deal for 23000000 pounds. rosa went back to court and was allowed to see the new contract. the pay flat made clear that the mission crate was bad. so the contract itself says how unconfirmed that hospice of the day to store was going to be increased and widened. and the other issues began to also be looked tapped. so the e u. x it business monitoring as usual, whatever that may mean relevant pandemic. so the flavor, the government declined to respond to us directly. but as the story was unfolding
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the enact, jeff said, strict state rules apply to everyone involved in helping in this critical task. companies do not control the data and not misses, to use or share it for their own purposes. at the end of the health emergency, their work will either be deleted or returned to be in a chest. in april 2021 palin to became an official u. k. government supplier. they were also signed contracts without european governments, including greece and the netherlands. the health ministries of the world are just, you know, they're such prime targets for this industry. that is, um, they're sitting on a lot of data. i don't know what to do with that. and then suddenly a sales person's knocking on the door saying, hey, we have experience from building policing systems, border systems, immigration systems, on taking mounds of data, mining it, and finding something interesting, why don't use us and we will help you. but it's our most sensitive and personal,
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there are health data and it's being used to essentially go the next generation of profiling technology. but it's not just governments that are accused of monitoring people under the cover of coded. good afternoon, you're from to brian home to mrs. today as millions around the world and now working from home like brian unions raising concerns about the new phones of surveillance. so i was gonna get the billing note absolutely confronted. brian's employ a required into a town for every 2nd of his day. so when i go to click into what's called code, it's basically, you know, if i know where i am and i think there's about going to the bathroom for me, i'm going to ask. so when i get back as a few messages going, where are you? when's your time get back on calls, so good, absolutely. be monitored and we'll pay the cool thing to work has long been heavily monitored, but it's intensified with the move working from home without a mental thing. all beginning, comes it
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a list of who state as mandatory reasons. i don't want people, i've never met to see my hedge, which i think is reasonable. the social agenda element. i don't know if i was a woman, i wouldn't necessarily want some man. i've never met being able to just randomly view my webcam. and in a university, strathclyde survey, 45 percent of old people working from home in the u. k. and said they are remotely watched in the face of the prospect union. andrew pay is worried. what we've seen in the last year is that hand reach out from traditional industries where micro management is more common into all walks of life and whether it's office workers working at home. whether it's other phones professionals that study by digital rights organization. top 10 vpn showed us sales of surveillance software increased by 51 percent during the pandemic. you've got software now that can measure your key strikes, how fast you're typing on your laptop or what word you're typing. it is easy now
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for employees to check your e mails for key words, whether you're chatting to different workers into something to brian gives us a flavor of what they feel like we have, i guess, an employee for them when the web are and that was one of the few times were right angry, and there was a thread that disappeared. so that just vanished suddenly. and there was then a 2nd fed, under his people with an upset saying, i've been told to call the pitches the analytics allow companies to improve staff productivity. thus increasing profit, but brian thinks employees benefit in other ways. it's also a sort of repressive measure. i think workers are much less likely to organize are much less likely to predict industrial action. we can speak to each other. this tracking is a global phenomenon. amazon closed up roll when it announced the rollout of a i enabled cameras in the usa that monitor neighbourhood and their drive was
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pressing and holding the driver alert button for 5 seconds. we'll turn the driver facing camera off so you can have privacy while taking a break. current of iris has been the oak, she nancy full for businesses and to governments to massively increase their power to increase their surveillance to increase that kind of control of every kind of minute area of our lives. and to roll that back is going to be very difficult. once these things orange juice, you know, for the greater good fry and safety, far and health in the guise of public health. civil rights advocates be this surveillance will be extended by the same measures. many countries hope will allow travel to resume health passports. many leaders see them is akita normality. the almost empty results at southern europe have helped convince the european union
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. with this digital certificate, we aimed to help a member states reinstate the freedom of movement in a safe, responsible and trusted manner. israel has reopened gyms and hotels with its green pulse. currently a queue. all code showing vaccinations, stated many including vaccine scientists think they are inevitable elsewhere. i don't personally like the idea for boxing passport, but obviously of another country insist that we show they did want to go to their country. we would have to have a boxing, obviously for local us. i think it's a terrible, i get. it would discriminate against people. but for civil rights campaign is the dangerous go much deeper than discrimination wouldn't be a side effect of this discrimination is the whole point of the whole point to the co. the hospital would be to crate to tear society where the wealthy with that
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shiny co passes can go to the special vaccinated only hotels, vaccinate only restaurants in the airplanes and liver kind of continued privilege life. while those who are unable to show the right digital pass are locked out of society permanently. in fact, critic fair all of the intrusive new technology the de paid during the pandemic is here to stay. you don't build all that tech to then just easily shut it down the moment that the w. h o. it says it's no longer a pandemic. 911 allowed for the use of identification at borders and for transport in a way that we've never had. and what governments have never had the capacity to do it before with the add the next desirable layer, which is health, medical and personal detail, personal information answer will have built the infrastructure for all of that. and all of a sudden you have the perfect identity system involving biometrics,
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modern software, smartphones, all the fight, a panoramic, that one would hope that if you deploy the vaccine sufficiently, you don't need a passport anymore. but you'll have an identity system as the end result of this entire initiative. the the 20th centuries 1st genocide, thought to have sent the blueprint for the holocaust is too often overlooked. the sand will come in very everything. but for some reason, the sand refused to bury these people. they want this story to be taught over a century on the injustice still echoes down the generations on the path to reparation is not an easy one. namibia, the price of genocide, people and power analogies, era the listening post cuts through the noise. we're talking about competing now.
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seeing wanting me to perpetuate the listening post. your guide to the media follows j 0. ah i'm sammy zaden. linda. how are the look at the headlines here in al jazeera, now at least 80 people have been killed in the us after a series of tornadoes ripped through 6th, mid western and southern states. it happened overnight on friday. president joe biden says it's likely to be one of the largest tornado outbreaks in u. s. history. the state of kentucky is the worst hit highly jo, castro reports from there. and we aren't trans, please, or i'll give her some help to enter candle factory. it may feel.


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