by the ABC and staff writers
Amazon will store your phone data. Australian tech companies overlooked
Australians silly enough to load a tracing app on their phones could have their data accessed by United States law enforcement but not by Australian police.
The Federal Government has awarded a tender to Amazon Web Services to store data from the tracing app which is claimed to alert health authorities if you have been in close contact with a person carrying Coronavirus.
The app is designed to identify the movement of Australians who have tested positive to COVID-19.
There are so few people who tested positive to the virus if taken as a percentage of the population that the app would be insignificant in helping to stop the virus from spreading, particularly in areas where there is poor or no phone reception.
As of today there are 6667 confirmed cases of Coronavirus throughout the Australian population of 25,445,020. How is a phone app going to make any difference to further infections? There are better odds for winning the Lotto.
Relying on Bluetooth technology, the app will identify other phones using the app that have been within a 1.5 metre range for at least 15 minutes.
The app logs and encrypts that contact on the phone. Later, if a person using the app tests positive to COVID-19, they would be asked to download their encrypted contact log and send it to the Government, which will store it in the Amazon cloud.
State and territory health authorities will then be able to access the cloud, decrypt the data and contact those who were in close proximity to the COVID-positive person.
The Government has previously security vetted two giant US corporations to provide secure cloud storage — Microsoft and Amazon.
Since September 2013, the Commonwealth Government has published contracts with AWS worth more than $116 million.
The departments of health, defence and agriculture have all issued cloud storage contracts to AWS, as has the Australian Signals Directorate.
In June last year the Digital Transformation Agency published details of a $55 million contract with Amazon Web Services for a “whole of government agreement” which runs until April 2022.
Awarding the contract to Amazon may also mean the Australian data is obtainable by US law enforcement under a 2018 law that allows them to obtain information held by US-registered data companies no matter where in the world that information is held.
The real agenda here is to force the entire population into getting the app because a low uptake will make it ineffectual. When compulsory it will be tied to Bill Gates’ Covid 19 vaccination program combined with body interfaced digital currency. https://wp.me/p2dFb5-3Ek
PM Scott Morrison said on Sky News recently he had spoken to Bill Gates and asked how long before the vaccine is available.
In other words you will lose your place in society if you don’t comply with the compulsory vaccine developed by Gates which is laced with electronic receptors. Among a host of other restrictions, you will not be able to partake in any commerce, buy food at a supermarket, access any government services or money or send your kids to school.
Comment from a computer engineer:
As a computer engineer and scientist specialising in encryption I find this app a tool of government clandestine data harvesting being overseen by Bureaucrats in the Government Digital Transformation Agency who were key players in the Malcolm Turnbull Census fiasco computer collapse/unsecured data. The First recognition was computer illiterate politicians marketing the app as not intrusive, second was handing the app and control to Amazon cloud (AWS) whose existence is subject to a raft of US Government security agencies having unrestricted access plus Amazon has more leaks than a rusty water tank, third the arrogant dismissal of internationally acclaimed cyber security expert Michelle Price of AustCyber asks why not use an Australian company of which we have several. If you participate in this sham scam you deserve the consequences .. Wake up Australia you are listening to the public service ventriloquists controlling our parliament muppett show….