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Published: May 12, 2020  Updated: May 12, 2020 at 7:59 am EST
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In response to the Coronavirus, the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a Press Briefing that it might be a good idea to place sensors on children like the sensors that are on vehicles, which make a noise when an individual gets to close to the car.

However, cyber experts are warning against such an idea because; “If the information with the kids’ location is uploaded to the internet, a pedophile with some cyber knowledge may invade the system and stalk them,” cyber expert Einat Meron said.

“I spoke with our heads of technology in order to find measures Israel is good at, such as sensors. For instance, every person, every kid – I want it on kids first – would have a sensor that would sound an alarm when you get too close, like the ones on cars,” the prime minister said.

“It will be hard to do it to more than a million schoolchildren who return to their educational institutions in order to ensure one student sits at the distance of two meters from another. It is fictional and dangerous,” cyber resilience expert Einat Meron told Ynet.

“Theoretically, I get the idea behind it,” she said. “But although such distance-sensitive microchips exist in vehicles, it is different in humans.” According to Meron, “a beeping sound telling me I got close to someone is not enough. Who says it will change anything? I would have gotten closer either way.”

The expert added that “the actual issue is the enforcement, and here everything changes.” Meron told Ynet that “microchipping children will not pass any test – both practically and legally.” Similar to Meron’s notion that notifying citizens on their distance will not affect their actions, many fear the state would make use of the information available from the sensors.

“If the information with the kids’ location is uploaded to the internet, a pedophile with some cyber knowledge may invade the system and stalk them outside their schools, follow them and distribute the information on other platforms,” Meron said. “Can the state take responsibility for that?”

The office of the Prime Minister responded to the report and said it “is not to be implemented through databases, but through simple technology notifying [the citizens] about their distance. It is a voluntary option that is designed to help children keep their distance, like Mobileye with vehicles.”

The office says that the suggestion is merely “an idea that may help maintain social distancing, and there will not be any violation of privacy.”

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William Blow
William Blow
May 12, 2020 10:46

Benjamin Netanyahu has a membership in the Synagogue of satan.

John Doe
John Doe
Reply to  William Blow
May 13, 2020 00:38

Talmudic Judaism

Jay
Jay
May 12, 2020 11:25

Today voluntary. Tomorrow mandatory.
I thought Netanyahu was a better man than to go along with the anti-Christ and the mark of the beast tracking people like animals.

Rachel
Rachel
Reply to  Jay
May 12, 2020 18:33

Some think he is the anichrist.

Veronica
Veronica
May 12, 2020 11:28

Very very disappointed in Nettenyahu

Blather
Blather
May 12, 2020 14:47

He lost my support.

Rick
Rick
May 12, 2020 16:56

I like Netanyahu, but this is a very bad idea.

Pat Midgley
Pat Midgley
May 12, 2020 19:16

First trump now Benjamin …….we can only put our hope in Christ!!!

Steve
Steve
May 12, 2020 19:28

Satire, right? Please tell me it’s satire. No intelligent person could actually offer this as a serious proposal.

It’s satire. Just a joke. PLEASE?????

Steven Ferrand
Steven Ferrand
May 13, 2020 12:38

Tel Aviv is the New Tech Center that will be hooked up to the A.I. Technology: A.I. God!! This is the beginning of Sorrows, there is no Pre-Trib Rapture!! In Israel the Christian Community has been so suppressed!! The Government will not let you talk about how the average Jewish person in Israel needs to give there life to Jesus Christ and be Water Baptized in order to be Saved!! Once you silence the Church you can silence everything else in society like the Bolsheviks have done since the beginning with the Communist Revolutions!! As for America being controlled by… Read more »