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Israel authorizes spy agency to access private cell phone data to track Omicron variant

Israelis who have tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 will have their movements and personal contacts tracked by the country’s domestic spy agency at least until Friday, the New York Times reported.

The move comes after Israel launched a daylong “war-game” scenario earlier this month to come up with strategies for addressing “a new, lethal, COVID-19 variant,” in which they simulated the implementation of new lockdowns, curfews, and booster jab campaigns.

“We have indeed reached a point at which we do need a ‘Big Brother’ keeping track of where we go,” said criminology professor Limor Yehuda in a Monday piece published in Maariv, an Israeli newspaper.

According to the Times, Israel’s intelligence agency, Shin Bet, was temporarily given access to the private phone data of Israeli citizens when the nation’s cabinet voted Sunday to authorize the move under emergency legislation.

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Omicron is the excuse. Tracking everyone everywhere is the real goal.

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