Trump administration is considering using Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users that display characteristics that could lead to violent actions, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The proposal is part of the Trump administration’s goal to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would take after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The new agency will have a separate budget and the president will be responsible for appointing its director.
A copy of the proposal has revealed that HARPA would create “breakthrough technologies with high specificity and sensitivity for early diagnosis of neuropsychiatric violence.” According to The Daily Caller, “The document lists several technologies that could be employed to help collect information, including Apple Watches, Amazon Echo and Google Home. Geoffrey Ling, the lead scientific adviser on HARPA, told reporters Thursday the plan would require enormous amounts of data and “scientific rigor.””
Unfortunately, big tech, and Google specifically, have had their anti-conservative bias exposed by groups like Project Veritas, and it seems basically impossible that this bias will not impact the findings of these companies and their devices. Never make a deal with the devil or in this case, Silicone Valley. This is a horrible idea!