(by Ken Macon | Reclaim the Net) – Rights groups in Israel have called on the country’s top court to repeal the recently announced measures to use the counter-terrorism phone tracking system to track carriers of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The groups raised privacy concerns. On Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced emergency measures including phone tracking to locate those infected by the Omicron variant, which is thought to be more contagious. The Shin Bet counter-terrorism agency’s phone-tracking technology was to be used to enable to surveillance. Rights groups have said that the emergency measure is a violation […]

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