Sep 272018
 
 September 27, 2018  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic addresses head-on a concern I’ve had:

If you thought sending your DNA to for-profit DNA companies was a bad idea, boy do I have bad news for you.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) is building a 1 million person DNA database of immigrant children, prisoners and adults, claiming that it will help them study diseases.

NIH’s “All of Us Research Program” (AoURP) will make corporate DNA databases look like a drop in the bucket.

“NIH’s program will involve populations traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research who have exceptionally high mobility, including migrant workers, the homeless, and gender and sexual minorities.”

Read more on MassPrivateI.

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  1. US Intel Chief Warns China Perfecting ‘Surveillance State’

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said:

    “Chinese officials in the Muslim northwest have instituted high-tech surveillance measures, including the collection of DNA and other biological data throughout the region, with Chinese technology companies at the forefront of these actions,” he told a cybersecurity conference Tuesday at The Citadel, a military college in Charleston, South Carolina.

    He said China is also experimenting with a “social credit ratings program,” using intrusive surveillance to determine access to bank loans, educational opportunities and even medical care.

    “The result of this effort is nothing short of a future that involves the perfection of the surveillance state,” Coats warned, adding it also “threatens the export of these tools abroad to other authoritarian regimes.”
    https://www.voanews.com/a/us-intel-chief-warns-china-is-perfecting-surveillance-state-/4587133.html

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