Shin Bet uses counterterrorist technology to track coronavirus patients

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Source: NBC News

Israel’s security forces have begun tracking coronavirus patients and people in self-isolation using intrusive cybermonitoring technology typically used to locate terrorists, officials confirmed Tuesday.

The government authorized Shin Bet, its internal security agency, to track patients using cellular data to make sure they stay isolated, the head of agency Nadav Argaman said in a statement Tuesday.

The agency would also use the data to track people who were in proximity to the coronavirus patients and notify them of the need to self-isolate themselves.

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