No Chips Inserted into My Child, Mr. Netanyahu
Cyber experts slammed PM Netanyahu for his proposal to "microchip" children who return to schools and kindergartens as the coronavirus lockdown is lifted. "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. While speaking at a press conference this week Netanyahu suggested the Health Ministry use new technology to help Israel adjust to its new routine as the state is lifting the coronavirus lockdown. "That is, a technology that has not been used before and is allowed under the legislation we shall enact," he clarified. "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 a distance of two meters from another. It is fictional and dangerous," cyber resilience expert said Einat Meron. Similar to Meron's concerns many fear the state would make use of the information available from the sensors.
Intercede that there will be no more talk of microchipping any man, woman, or child in Israel. For many residents, if microchipping became mandatory it would mean anarchy or a quick, permanent exodus from Israel.