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Australia Implements Facial Recognition App To Make Sure Citizens Are Staying Home
by Joe Martino
Posted September 20, 2021
Take a breath. Release the tension in your body. Place attention on your physical heart. Breathe slowly into the area for 60 seconds, focusing on feeling a sense of ease.
The Australian government has begun testing a new stay at home quarantine app that uses facial recognition and geolocation to make sure citizens are staying home in accordance with South Australia’s COVID-19 quarantine orders.
In late August, a group of South Australians were ordered to download to their phone an app titled Home Quarantine SA, available in app stores. The trial group were people returning from New South Wales and Victoria, with plans in place to extend the trial to international travellers in the coming weeks.
The app, developed by GenVis, monitors whether citizens comply with stay at home quarantine orders by contacting them at complete random, and asking them to provide their proof of location within just 15 minutes of being notified.
As users download the app, they are asked to input an image of their face, their home address, and have location services turned on so the check ins can perform properly. More…
Governments are using more and more undemocratic draconian methods to enforce their edicts.
Is your phone that your are paying for now your ankle bracelet? Who voted for these draconian measures? Who submitted legislation for these draconian measures? What can we as individuals do to provide resistance to these measures?