Cy4Gate offers governments mass surveillance 


The surveillance tool supplier Cy4Gate is pitching surveillance tools to track every citizen and their contacts to multiple governments around the world, including their own. In a demonstration of the system, Governments using the system, which Cy4Gate calls "Human Interaction Tracking System (HITS), would track mobile phone users' location via GPS, cellphone tower data, and Bluetooth. Cy4Gateis ready to offer the system for free to Italian authorities, and pitched it publicly on Twitter in late March. In a demonstration, the collected location data was used to generation a heat map that can be filtered to show the movements of an individual patient.


Writer: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Publication: Vice