The word of the transparent citizen is often overstrained and thus many people have stopped to listen. But what is currently to be decided at EU level has the power to actually make such a dystopia reality soon. The so-called Coronapass should be a QR-code that is electronically scanned as in Israel and which then redirects the shop owner to a web page that queries the vaccination status of the corresponding person. However the criticism of the data protectionists that such accesses must not be stored centrally is entirely failed. The fact is that intelligence services will have full access to this data whether it will be encrypted or not. So if you go to a shop next time and order a camera, a mobile phone or a computer there, then the secret service can give you a bugged version, in case it wants to surveil or terrorize you. Even worse Western secret services will have the ability to trouble querying the data on the website and, if really wished, can deliberately deny you access to a shop or cultural event. In our opinion a clear human rights violation. It is needless to protect very sensitive data: Such data must not be created at all. Whether the author will be able to continue to operate his website www.elstel.org under such circumstances without restrictions, will have to show. Nonetheless there would be a simple solution that does not violate one´s personality rights: an entry over the vaccination status in the passport. That would be useful at the same time, because there you will need the information anyway.
Mere hours into the 601st day, another New York court ruled against my appeal for freedom — damning me to house arrest without trial indefinitely. I recently spoke with The Guardian and detailed what it is like to have my freedoms stolen away by a mega-corporation for holding them accountable for deliberately dumping cancer-causing waste on indigenous ancestral lands. I cannot even leave my apartment to get the mail in the lobby of my building. I cannot pick up medication when my kid is sick. I cannot even lay in bed next to my wife without the government on my ankle monitoring my every movement. But I know that this fight is way bigger than myself.
Bolsonaro says it’s his ‘dream’ to open up the Amazon rainforest for mining, but for the Indigenous People who call it their home, it’s a nightmare. They will disappear if their land is stolen. This attack is an attack on nature and an attack on all of us. Bolsonaro wants to rush his plan through Congress in the next few weeks, so we have to act fast.
President Biden knows the Amazon is crucial for the future of our climate. Newly appointed U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry has a mandate to act for the Amazon and support leaders like Alessandra Munduruku. In the last week, the encroachment of illegal miners has increased within Munduruku territories. They have brought with them heavy equipment, guns, and likely COVID-19.