The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon, and Apple to collect data on users who display characteristics that could lead to violent behavior. This authoritarian use of information is common in Communist regimes like China and is likely coming to the USSA sometime soon.
The USSA’s “social credit score” (provided by other controlling and data manipulative tech companies such as Google) would be used to decide who gets to own a gun in a tyrannical country. Just the Trump administration’s willingness to even consider such a move should be enough to send chills down the spine of every freedom-loving human on the globe. Once the bastion of liberty, the U.S. is now quickly closing in on Communism.
The Washington Post reported that the proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency, or HARPA. The agency, with a separate budget and a director appointed by the president, would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department, the Post reported, citing administration sources. A written proposal names Apple Watches, Amazon Echo and Google Home as technologies that can be used to collect information. -WND
WND recently reported China is not alone in its implementation of a “social-credit scoring system” designed to engineer the behavior of its citizens by punishing people for offenses such as spending too much time on social media, smoking in a non-smoking zone and bad driving. A similar system already is under development in the United States that utilizes Silicon Valley technology.
The Daily Caller reported the White House declined to provide a statement, but sources told the Washington Post that Trump has reacted “very positively” to the proposal. A foundation founded by a close friend of Trump, Bob Wright, approached the president recently with a proposal for a project called Safe Home, or Stopping Aberrant Fatal Events by Helping Overcome Mental Extremes, the Daily Caller said.
Trump said mentally ill people are responsible for the uptick in mass shootings. “I do want people to remember the words ‘mental illness.’ These people are mentally ill. … I think we have to start building institutions again because, you know, if you look at the ’60s and ’70s, so many of these institutions were closed,” he said on August 15. The president has also floated the possibility of supporting background checks. So far, Trump has been just as bad, if not worse than Barack Obama when it comes to the protection of gun rights.
The political/ruling class is obviously incredibly fearful of guns in the hands of civilians.