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Progressive Billionaires Gone Wild: Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch and Progressives are tracking your child’s school information and using it for commercial purposes. Will it surface when your child becomes an adult? Will it compromise the present safet

It is one thing for someone to voluntarily provide non-public personal information to the social media such as Facebook where it aggregated and sold to advertisers. But what about your actual school records, including grades, medical issues, IQ, test scores and other information?

By what right does your school system purport to exert an ownership claim on this information? By what right should this private information be provided or sold to private companies? What security controls have been placed on this controversial database?

Enter Billionaire Bill … 

Bill Gates' $100 million database to track students -- Corporations gaining access to grades, addresses, hobbies, attitudes

Over the past 18 months, a massive $100 million public-school database spearheaded by the $36.4 billion-strong Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been in the making that freely shares student information with private companies.

The system has been in operation for several months and already contains millions of K-12 students’ personal identification ‒ ranging from name, address, Social Security number, attendance, test scores, homework completion, career goals, learning disabilities, and even hobbies and attitudes about school.

Claiming that the national database will enhance education, the main funder of the project, the Gates Foundation, entered the joint venture with the Carnegie Corporation of New York and school officials from a number of states. After Rupert Murdoch’s Amplify Education (a division of News Corp) spent more than a year developing the system’s infrastructure, the Gates Foundation delivered it to inBloom ‒ a nonprofit corporation recently established to run the database.

School officials and private companies doing business with districts might have plenty to be happy about with this information-sharing system, but President Michael P. Farris says parents have plenty to worry about when it comes to inBloom’s national database.

“The greatest immediate threat to children is the threat to their privacy,” Farris told WND in an exclusive interview. “The Supreme Court has recognized a sphere of privacy within the family, but this project would take personal information about each child, apart from any considerations of parental consent, and put it into a database being managed and monitored solely by the government agencies and private corporations that use it.”

And with globalists like Bill Gates (the world’s second richest man with a net worth of $61 billion) and big government joining hands in the project, could children’s information be abused for ulterior motives?

“I cannot speak to Mr. Gates’ personal motivations, [but] the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been connected with human rights organizations that promote the internationalist mindset, and this project clearly fits with that agenda,” Farris explained. “The Convention on the Rights of the Child committee has repeatedly browbeat nations to create a national database just like this that will allow the government to track children, purportedly to make sure their human rights are being protected ‒ different declared purpose, same kind of system, same invasion of privacy for government purposes.”

When contacted for comment about the benefits and potential dangers of the database, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation did not respond.

Breach of privacy?

Holding the legal right to control student information, local education officials reportedly have the authority under federal law to share database files with private companies ‒ such as Gates’ Microsoft ‒ that sell educational products and services so that they can mine the info to create new tailored products.

“Now the government is sharing private student information with other organizations without parental consent,” Farris points out. “We believe that infringes a child’s right to privacy, and it infringes the parents’ right to be the first line of defense for that child.”

Illinois, Massachusetts, Colorado, Georgia, Delaware, Kentucky and North Carolina have pledged to contribute student records from various school districts.

Because federal officials claim that the national database does not violate privacy laws, the Department of Education maintains that no parental consent is needed by schools to share student records with any “school official” with a “legitimate educational interest” ‒ which includes school-contracted private companies.

Even though the facilitator of the public school database promises that it will keep a tight rein on students’ information, a closer look into inBloom’s privacy policy shows another stance.

“[inBloom] cannot guarantee the security of the information stored … or that the information will not be intercepted when it is being transmitted,” the company’s documentation states.  Read more at: Bill Gates’ $100 million database to track students

Bottom line …

Simply put, we cannot trust information aggregators who operate without any formal responsibility for the loss or exposure of a person’s non-public personal information. Should there be a breach of security, they offer you a one-year subscription to monitor your credit report. But, what about medical databases or academic databases? What about the criminal sanctions for government employees, their vendors, contractors, agents and informants who access and use private information for political, commercial or personal use?

It is now time to exert your parental authority over your children … and tell the school systems that they will be held legally and financially responsible for anything adverse that happens to your child due to their accidental or deliberate negligence.

No one has discussed what might happen if your child dies during a school-authorized abortion that is performed without the parent’s knowledge or consent. Likewise, what happens if your child is disadvantaged later in life by the disclosure of his personal information to insurers or employers?

It is time to stop this database madness. Especially when information aggregators such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and others track people off-line, enhance that data with information from financial and medical sources. And, especially when the subject is not even a participant in the social media or the data was supplied by a third-party such as the government.

This is George Orwell’s Big Brother exploding out of control – beyond anything Orwell even imagined.

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