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‘Total suspension of individual freedom’: Inside Israel’s secret coronavirus debate – Israel News – Haaretz.com

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Saturday that such methods had been adopted, it provoked a strong public outcry due to the extraordinary loss of civil liberties by methods normally reserved for use in the war on terror.These special means include gathering data about a person’s location via their cellphone and additional technological information using secret tools, and cross-referencing all of the data.The process identifies all of the contacts coronavirus patients have had and the places they were, whether they are aware of it or not. A text message is then sent to any people who may have been affected, telling them to self-isolate.

Source: ‘Total suspension of individual freedom’: Inside Israel’s secret coronavirus debate – Israel News – Haaretz.com

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