May 022019
 May 2, 2019  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic writes:

Imagine calling an Uber to go to the movies and finding out that law enforcement knows who you are, where you are, where you are going and when you arrived at your destination.

This is no fairy tale because Uber’s partnership with RapidSOS will allow law enforcement to know everything about you in real-time.

Last month, the San Francisco Chronicle revealed that the RapidSOS app will allegedly allow first responders to locate injured or sick people more precisely than 911.

Read more on MassPrivateI.  And lest you think that Joe is over-reacting or a conspiracy wingnut, consider this part of his post where he talks about this becoming a national surveillance collaboration between  RapidSOS and law enforcement, where Uber and other RapidSOS customers will be ultimately feeding your location data to law enforcement with no warrant required:

Why do I think it will go national? Because a press release from 2017 revealed that three former FCC chairmen have joined in funding $14 million for RapidSOS.

There are so many shady characters involved in this story, one has to wonder if RapidSOS is a front company for the Feds.

They don’t have to be a front company to be in bed with them or to profit massively from their relationship with them.
Pay attention, people.

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