In Britain, if you express doubts about a potential Covid-19 vaccine, you may attract the notice of its intelligence agencies and find yourself labelled an “anti-vaccine” conspiracy theorist. From Steve Watson at summit.news:
GCHQ spooks are monitoring the movement of British people minute by minute to check if they are complying with government restrictions, according to reports.
The London Telegraph (Paywall) reports that spies from Britain’s most secretive intelligence and security organisation, Government Communications Headquarters, have embedded a ‘cell’ within Number 10 Downing Street in order to provide Prime Minister Boris Johnson with real time information pertaining to the public’s movements.
Words we didn’t expect to read in 2020:
“GCHQ analysts have been given access to mobile phone data to track the public’s movements during the national lockdown. The up-to-the-minute reports on compliance are passed to the Prime Minister”https://t.co/SKqk5uRw0z
— Big Brother Watch (@BigBrotherWatch) November 19, 2020
The Daily Mail also reports on the development, which notes that GCHQ, normally tasked with spying on terrorists and foreign powers, has been turned on the British public to gauge whether people are following the COVID ‘rules’ or not.
The report notes that as well as tracking the movement of people, the spies are collecting information on “internet searches for holidays and jobs.”