CDC Tracked Phone Data To Determine If Americans Followed Lockdown Guidance

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bought location data from tens of millions of phones to track whether people followed Covid-19 protocols.

The Daily Caller reports:

The documents, reportedly dated from 2021, show that the data was used to monitor curfews, movement to and from K-12 schools and compliance with travel restrictions. The agency also appeared to specifically study these questions within the Navajo nation, although the reasoning why is unclear, Vice’s technology vertical Motherboard reported.

The CDC reportedly paid $420,000 for one year of data from SafeGraph, a data broker with a controversial history.

Safegraph’s investors include the former head of the Saudi intelligence service and Peter Thiel. The company was banned from the Google Play Store for violating its terms on data collection, Vice reported. This week, following the report that the Supreme Court could soon reverse the precedent set by Roe v. Wade, SafeGraph announced it will stop selling location tracking data on visits to abortion providers, according to CNBC.

The documents state that the procurement request for the data was an “URGENT COVID-19” request which should be expedited. But the documents show the data was to be used for research on locations for chronic disease prevention like gyms and parks, and population migration before, during and after natural disasters.

The CDC listed 21 “use cases” for the location data in the documents obtained by Vice. Some of the material Vice reviewed indicates that the data wasn’t exclusively used for coronavirus-related issues, though

In 2020, SafeGraph said it would provide data to nonprofit groups and government agencies for free to play their part in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.



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B J B
B J B
16 days ago

TIME TO BRING THE CDC IN FRONT OF A MILITARY TRIBUNAL!?

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
16 days ago

Secretary Xavier Bacerra, killer of womb babies and his Band of White House life takers. President of those who wanted to be born, but were not, what a thing to carry into the grave and next life, they are alll waiting for you joe biden on the other side.Pay back the money you and your family stole from the American position of trust your family betrayed. How can any person like this with so much corruption in his life be allowed to have a voice in the guidance of our children? Joe Biden soon you will be impeached for your betrayal of our Countries values, hope you are forced to return all monies the biden family received for selling our Country down the drain for personal gains and your failure to honour your oath of office. Mayorkas, I want a wall like joe biden has, this Country is full of illegals, WOW, JOE BIDEN, HUNTER THINKS HE KNOWS HOW YOU MADE YOU MONEY, The biden crime family expands,good any family that steals and lies together should stay together, who else could be the big guy? No Stone Unturned, Federal Hunter Biden Probe Looking Into Whole Family

wvcitizen
16 days ago

If it’s illegal. prosecute the people ordering the action. My bad. Not in this crooked administration.

Carolyn Mayzik
Carolyn Mayzik
16 days ago

The CDC betrayed the American people years ago when their corporation merged with the Pharmaceutical Corporations. None of the organizations are Government entities but are private businesses.

Just me
Just me
16 days ago

I don’t comment on this site since they sensor everything that is entered here. So much for the first amendment and Trump’s sites allowing free and open speech.

Bobby Myrick
Bobby Myrick
16 days ago

Another way to make you obey . Power Power until election laws are inforced it can not be stopped. God help us all.

Don
Don
15 days ago

More fascist commiecrat trash playing games. If the CDC can’t act like adults instead of power mongering thieves they need disbanded.

Richard Perry
Richard Perry
15 days ago

who allowed this to happen we are not the CCP

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