Monitoring is Seen Inevitable throughout Coronavirus Spread

David Kemp

A crisis measure implemented this week to keep an eye on residents’ phone data was accepted by The Israeli authority. It was introduced to track the spread of coronavirus. Even though Israel's congress is still negotiating the logistics of this compulsory program, it was announced by Ynet news that on Wednesdaythe Ministry of Health activated the project. They have texted 400 individuals. This was done to update them about the pandemics exposure and have got to stay in isolation now.

Despite the expanding growth of the virus, global authorities are considering which tools to use. Critics predict the government powers won’t be reduced after the virus declines. Besides, Israel’s emergency policy supporters dispute if violent actions will save people’s lives.

Matchpool and Libracamp Co-founder Yonatan Ben Simon states he doesn’t worry about things he can’t control. A lot of Israelis are not panicking as Surveillance measures are more extensive in this nation than in others. Even if they are doubtful of government intervention, they stay calm. Ben Simon mentioned the emergency security measures that those in power will do that again for different things.

(BTC) group’s reaction to this news in Israel is as varied as its citizens. Several people say these procedures are a menace to democracy, whereas others are assisting the authorities to develop tracking tools.

Maya Zehavi, a blockchain specialist, said the people see the confidence in the authorities devastated in the act of force that may eradicate the democratic system built in 80 years.

BTC Embassy helper inTel Aviv Sarah Wiesner is also troubled by these crisis measures. She is not shocked by the events. It was predictable they could do this before the pandemic, she says. She added that making information easy to access lawfully is frightening and people would wear a mask and travel around without a smartphone. 

Taking into consideration all these facts and the connected reactions to the spread of disease, it is easy to suppose this disaster will trigger further changes. Given. For instance, the ministry of transportation of Israel is banning the payment of travel fare by paper money on the majority of public transport.  This strategy was previously practiced in Tel Aviv. as a replacement for cash. Citizens load ID cards at community offices.

Wiesner stated she isn’t certain whether her actions are monitored the same way too. Yet, she is usually worried about the normalization of far-reaching surveillance. She said the Israeli government doesn't fail to benefit from gathering data. For instance, the money ban on public transport has no relation to the virus. However, they are determined to push the agenda to the remaining part of the country faster.

Be alarmed or not?

A lot of Israelis seem not anxious at all because similar conditions have been in the state which has been at war from its origin in 1948. One anonymous local of East Jerusalem said such a tracking policy doesn’t alarm him. Another Arab-Israeli individual who used to travel to work in the industry of digital assets said being under monitoring has become an everyday practice for him as these surveillance procedures are already practiced against Palestinians. 

Bitcoin is currently viewed not as an illegal or political tool but as one more venture or payment tool in Israel. There’s an extensive belief there that civilians and criminals tend to use the same instruments.

As reported by the Co-founder of Tel Aviv’s Bitcoin Embassy Meni Rosenfeld, the token’s ATM will be a single open feature of the non-commercial organizations. Meetings of a dozen or more citizens are now not allowed. The authorities can tell who disobeys through cell phone data. A national liberties group has begun pleading the Supreme Court to halt the surveillance plan.