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Big Government and Big Tech are partnering to track us everywhere

Ladies and Gentlemen,
 It could not be more obvious that the surveillance state has arrived. With State Surveillance comes control while a majority of humanity is blissfully unaware of what is happening.
 Hidden behind patent law and public image is technology that is leading humanity to an unspeakable destination. 
 President Donald Trump’s pledge to “Make America Great again” is the antithesis to his support, indeed, rush to 5G and 6G technology. It raises questions about the purpose of his presidency that go back to the death of Nicola Tesla in the New Yorker hotel in 1943. The hotl is itself a curiosity with curious equipment, some of it still there. The fact that President Trump’s Uncle John Trump, confiscated Tesla’s papers immediately after the inventor’s death, raises raises questions about the agenda of those behind the scenes who promoted Trump for president in the first instance.
 The same questions apply to the rise of Elon Musk, first with his electric cars and his network of satellites and now with his Neuralink computer-brain interface. 
 Is Trump an example of “truth, justice and the American way”? What right does Elon Musk have to launch satellites in the first place? Nevermind the possibility of linking them to our brains.
 Where is the legislative permission for the imposition of this technology. Where are the elected voices speaking out on behalf of the citizens who elected them to office? 
 While the focus has shifted away from the science of microwave technology to 5G, it does not mean the earlier generations of microwave radiation will go away anytime soon. And it was earlier technology which prompted scientists around the world to warn of health dangers.
 At the same time, the voices critical of wireless technology are fading due to both lack of research funding and access to the public media to warn people of the dangers ahead. Unfortunately, conferences tend to draw like-minded people together. Without responsible mass media, it is difficult to explore the connections of people like President Trump and Elon Musk. Just who are Musk’s investors – aside from Bill Gates’ Microsoft (see below) – and what is their agenda?
 Such is the state of the general public’s mindset that it pays money to allow themselves to be spied on and controlled. This situation continues to be exploited by the U.S. Federal government’s use of the FCC to assure citizens that 5G technology is safe as well as establishing a database of sites suitable for the construction of more microwave towers as found by Virginia Farver of Colorado (See below).
 Meanwhile, Nature is giving us a much more ominous picture: birds are falling from the sky in Australia, there is a massive, on-going die-off of insects in Europe and even Intel is showing concern about bees in a circular distributed in Ireland. Mankind is creating a global electromagnetic monster which remarkably resembles the mysterious monster in the 1956 film, Forbidden Planet:

The scientificand economic weltanschauung(world-view)  are dominated by hubris, which has profoundly altered human consciousness and constitutes a war against both God and man.
Planet Earth is quickly becoming a Forbidden Planet.
Please circulate widely.
Kind regards,
John Weigel

Updates

Big Government and Big Tech are partnering to track us everywhere
George Orwell was a brilliant individual.  A man of incredible insight – and foresight.
In his unfathomably predictive novel 1984, Orwell warns of Big Brother:
“(O)stensibly the leader of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the ruling party Ingsoc wields total power ‘for its own sake’ over the inhabitants.
“In the society that Orwell describes, every citizen is under constant surveillance by the authorities, mainly by telescreens.…The people are constantly reminded of this by the slogan ‘Big Brother is watching you’: a maxim that is ubiquitously on display.
“In modern culture, the term ‘Big Brother’ has entered the lexicon as a synonym for abuse of government power, particularly in respect to civil liberties, often specifically related to mass surveillance.”
As brilliant as Orwell was, something continuously struck me as incorrect as I read 1984.
Orwell’s government – was extraordinarily competent in its totalitarian imposition of technological power.
In Reality – no government in the history of man has ever been even remotely close to that competent.
For Orwell’s Big Brother dystopia to become Reality – Big Government would need private sector help.
Enter private sector Big Tech.
//www.redstate.com/setonmotley/2019/06/27/big-government-big-tech-partnering-track-us-everywhere/

Related: Russian journalist is charged with ‘controlling minds’ and ‘affecting the human subconscious’ by referencing Orwell’s 1984 novel in an article
Mikhail Romanov, a reporter for the Yakutsk Vecherniy weekly, was writing a story on the alleged torture of an academic. 
//www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7228375/Russian-journalist-charged-controlling-mindsby-referencing-Orwells-1984-article.html

Trump continues push for 5G and 6G
Trump hypocrisy: Just two wings of the same bird!
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3pHILXem6c&feature=youtu.be

Trump pushes for 5G and 6G networks in US
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtQiTuU9HO0

First electric cars, then satellites now he want our brains…
Neuralink to test on humans
Elon Musk wants to hook your brain directly up to computers — starting next year
The Tesla and SpaceX founder announced a goal of implanting chips into human brains as early as next year to create direct human connections to computers.
Elon Musk, the futurist billionaire behind SpaceX and Tesla, outlined his plans to connect humans’ brains directly to computers on Tuesday night, describing a campaign to create “symbiosis with artificial intelligence.” He said the first prototype could be implanted in a person by the end of next year.
Arriving at that goal “will take a long time,” Musk said in a presentation at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, noting that securing federal approval for implanted neural devices is difficult. But testing on animals is already underway, and “a monkey has been able to control the computer with his brain,” he said.
Musk founded Neuralink Corp. in July 2016 to create “ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.” The company said in 2017 that its initial goal was to devise brain interfaces to alleviate the symptoms of chronic medical conditions.
//www.nbcnews.com/mach/tech/elon-musk-wants-hook-your-brain-directly-computers-starting-next-ncna1030631

Elon Musk’s Neuralink shows off advances to brain-computer interface
Company putting together submission to the FDA to start testing the technology in humans
Elon Musk and top-level scientists from his neuroscience startup Neuralink Corp., who are developing a next-generation brain-computer interface, unveiled what they billed as a significant advance toward a therapeutic device Tuesday night.
The device would connect human brains and machines with more precision than other available devices, according to the company, which has been developing the technology for roughly two years. Neuralink is putting together a submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start testing the technology in humans. The goal is to use the platform to treat neurological conditions like movement disorders, spinal-cord injury and blindness.
//www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musks-neuralink-advances-brain-computer-interface-11563334987

Microsoft Invests $1 billion to create a world-saving AI
The money is going to OpenAI, a San Francisco-based company co-founded by Elon Musk. Whether or not creating an artificial general intelligence is even possible remains up for debate, but OpenAI has been bullish on the prospect.
Microsoft’s latest goal is the stuff of sci-fi novels: To build an AI that’s smart enough to run society, and solve our most pressing problems. On Monday, the company said it wants to lay the foundation for its creation by investing $1 billion into OpenAI, a San Francisco-based company co-founded by Elon Musk.
The investment’s overarching aim is toward an artificial general intelligence (AGI), as opposed to narrow AI. Currently, the most cutting-edge AI programs have been designed to focus on a single task, whether it’s beating a human at a videogame or creating fake, but life-like photos.
AGI is far more ambitious: Imagine a computer smart enough to master one field, and then another, and another, and then using that knowledge for the betterment of mankind. “The creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history, with the potential to shape the trajectory of humanity,” OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said in today’s announcement. “Our mission is to ensure that AGI technology benefits all of humanity.”
//www.pcmag.com/news/369671/microsoft-invests-1-billion-to-create-a-world-saving-ai


NEURALINK: THE WAR AGAINST HUMANITY GOES MAINSTREAM
Establishment wants to insert Number of the Beast tech straight into your cortex
//www.infowars.com/neuralink-the-war-against-humanity-goes-mainstream/

Eight repeatedly documented findings each show that EMF safety guidelines do not predict biological effects and are, therefore fraudulent: The consequences for both microwave frequency exposures and also 5G
Second Edition, May 23, 2019
Martin L. Pall, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences,
Washington State University, martin_pall@wsu.edu
Abstract
ICNIRP, US FCC, EU and other EMF safety guidelines are all based on the assumption that average EMF intensities and average SAR can be used to predict biological effects and therefore safety. Eight different types of quantitative or qualitative data are analyzed here to determine whether these safety guidelines predict biological effects. In each case the safety guidelines fail and in most of these, fail massively. Effects occur at approximately 100,000 times below allowable levels and the basic structure of the safety guidelines is shown to be deeply flawed. The safety guidelines ignore demonstrated biological heterogeneity and established biological mechanisms. Even the physics underlying the safety guidelines is shown to be flawed. Pulsed EMFs are in most cases much more biologically active than are non-pulsed EMFs of the same average intensity, but pulsations are ignored in the safety guidelines despite the fact that almost all of our current exposures are highly pulsed. There are exposure windows such that maximum effects are produced in certain intensity windows and also in certain frequency windows but the consequent very complex dose-response curves are ignored by the safety guidelines. Several additional flaws in the safety guidelines are shown through studies of both individual and paired nanosecond pulses. The properties of 5G predict that guidelines will be even more flawed in predicting 5G effects than the already stunning flaws that the safety guidelines have in predicting our other EMF exposures. The consequences of these findings is that “safety guidelines” should always be expressed in quotation marks; they do not predict biological effects and therefore do not predict safety. Because of that we have a multi-trillion dollar set of companies, the telecommunication industry, where all assurances of safety are fraudulent because they are based on these “safety guidelines.”
//www.ahava528.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/SafetyGuidelineFraud2.pdf

Bioinitiative Report 2019: Updated research summaries 

These new and updated Research Summaries include downloadable files on Free Radicals (oxidative damage) from ELF-EMF, static field and RFR exposures; and updated neurological effects of ELF-EMF and RFR. These are invaluable resources that can are searchable by key words. They identify the relevant peer-reviewed, published literature that reports on biological effects of non-ionizing radiation (ELF-EMF and RFR, and static field studies).
New graphics bring current the comparison of studies reporting “Effect vs No Effect” provide a quick look at the number of overall studies, the number and percentage showing “Effect” and the number and percent showing “No Effect”.
Clearly the trend continues that the great majority of studies report effects of low-intensity exposures to both ELF-EMF and RFR, and a small percentage of published studies report that no effects are seen.
The new 2019 summaries and graphics which have been updated include:
ELF-EMF and Static Field Free Radical (Oxidative Effects) Abstracts

(229 studies, 203 (89%) E, 26(11%) NE)

RFR Free Radical (Oxidative ) Abstracts

(225 studies, 203 (89%) E, 26(11%) NE)

Graphic Percent Comparison Showing “Effect vs No Effect” on Genotoxic Effects
ELF-EMF Neurological Effects abstracts

(131 studies, 117 (89%) E, 14 (11%) NE)

RFR Neurological Effects abstracts
(305 studies, 222 (72%) E, 83 (28%) NE)

 Graphic Percent Comparison Showing “Effect vs No Effect” on Neurological Effects
//bioinitiative.org/updated-research-summaries/

Swedes are getting implants in their hands to replace cash, credit cards
Thousands of people in Sweden are having futuristic microchips implanted into their skin to carry out everyday activities and replace credit cards and cash.
More than 4,000 people have already had the sci-fi-ish chips, about the size of a grain of rice, inserted into their hands — with the pioneers predicting millions will soon join them as they hope to take it global.
“It’s very ‘Black Mirror,’” Swedish scientist Ben Libberton told The Post of the similarity to the TV series highlighting futuristic scenarios.Like glorified smartwatches, the chips help Swedes monitor their health and even replace keycards to allow them to enter offices and buildings.
They have particularly caught on, however, by enabling owners to pay in stores with a simple swipe of the hand, a big deal in a forward-looking country that is moving toward eliminating cash.
//nypost.com/2019/07/14/swedish-people-are-getting-chip-implants-to-replace-cash-credit-cards/

Cork and Portlaoise to get first ESB smart metres
By Sean O’Riordan
The ESB is preparing to start a €1.2bn national roll-out of smart meters to businesses and households, beginning in parts of Cork and the greater Portlaoise area.
Details of the roll-out in Co Cork were announced by the company yesterday and include 10,000 properties in the Carrigaline, Passage West, Macroom, Clonakilty, Ballyvourney, Grenagh and Blarney areas, as well as parts of Ballincollig.
//www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/cork-and-portlaoise-to-get-first-esb-smart-metres-934305.html

‘Act like your house is on fire’ – protests interrupt minister’s speech at Botanic Gardens

Protesters have interrupted Environment Minister Richard Bruton as he spoke at a Forest Industries conference in the Botanic Gardens in Dublin this morning.
Two members of group Extinction Rebellion walked to the front of the conference hall with a banner but were quickly ushered out of the room by organisers.
//www.independent.ie/irish-news/act-like-your-house-is-on-fire-protests-interrupt-ministers-speech-at-botanic-gardens-38291509.html
Extinction Rebellion
We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.
//rebellion.earth/

How tech giants build Beijing surveillance state…
AN AMERICAN ORGANIZATION founded by tech giants Google and IBM is working with a company that is helping China’s authoritarian government conduct mass surveillance against its citizens, The Intercept can reveal.
The OpenPower Foundation — a nonprofit led by Google and IBM executives with the aim of trying to “drive innovation” — has set up a collaboration between IBM, Chinese company Semptian, and U.S. chip manufacturer Xilinx. Together, they have worked to advance a breed of microprocessors that enable computers to analyze vast amounts of data more efficiently.
Shenzhen-based Semptian is using the devices to enhance the capabilities of internet surveillance and censorship technology it provides to human rights-abusing security agencies in China, according to sources and documents. A company employee said that its technology is being used to covertly monitor the internet activity of 200 million people.
//theintercept.com/2019/07/11/china-surveillance-google-ibm-semptian/


APPLE has disabled a major feature on the Apple Watch after learning it could be used to spy on iPhone owners
The Walkie-Talkie app – which has now been switched off – could remotely listen in to an iPhone through its microphone, Apple has warned.
//www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9483739/apple-watch-walkie-talkie-iphone-spy/

Intel celebrates ‘World Bee Day’

Insects are dying off in Europe in apocalyptic wildlife omen, new study suggests
Amateur German researchers have been collecting bugs in the industrial area along the Rhine for decades. Their findings, which have been independently verified by other scientists, suggest that the world may witness its worst die-off since the dinosaurs were wiped out. Scholars have confirmed that over 40 percent of insect species could vanish.
The Amateur Entomology Society of Krefeld, located in northern Germany near the Dutch border, has conducted research in the Rhine countryside which suggested that the total biomass dropped by drastic 76 per cent over the recent 30 years. The enthusiasts, who gathered over 80 million bugs and various insects, caught them with single traps over certain periods, putting every catch in a certain box.
//sputniknews.com/science/201907011076115268-insects-dying-off-europe-apocalyptic-omen/

Driverless bus hits pedestrian in Vienna
VIENNA — Authorities are investigating why a driverless bus struck a pedestrian in Vienna, an incident that resulted in minor injuries but stopped Austrian trials of the technology.
The Navya SAS vehicle was driving at 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) an hour on Thursday when it struck a 30-year-old woman in the knee, according to state broadcaster ORF.
//europe.autonews.com/automakers/driverless-bus-hits-pedestrian-vienna

Google admits listening to ‘Smart Speaker’ recordings 
Philadelphia Is Using A SONIC WEAPON To Keep Kids Away From Parks! (Not The Onion!)
Is it satire, is it science fiction or are city council members and police in Philadelphia completely losing their minds?
City officials and police in Philadelphia have been using what they call an “acoustic deterrent” (but it is described by a local councilwoman as a “sonic weapon”) to keep the city’s children and young adults away from certain recreational areas at night.
This high-pitched frequency (17.5 to 18.5 kilohertz) can be heard by young people ages 13 to 25 years old and Philadelphia has been deploying this technology since 2014 which is now in 31 locations to “prevent loitering and vandalism.”
In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth looks into Philadelphia’s controversial use of sonic weapons on children and points out that this is in direct violation of the Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1977 and therefore needs to be rejected and disabled right away!
//www.activistpost.com/2019/07/philadelphia-is-using-a-sonic-weapon-to-keep-kids-away-from-parks-not-the-onion.html

Half of all American adults in FBI’s facial-recognition database…
ICE and the Ever-Widening Surveillance Dragnet
ICE agents have used facial-recognition technology on state driver’s-license photos, turning a public database into a de facto criminal database.
Over the weekend, the U.S. took another step in the slow crawl toward normalizing databases and hidden searches as a fact of urban life. A new report from Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology revealed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials requested access to DMV databases in Utah, Washington State, and Vermont, with the intention of using facial-recognition technology to scan drivers’ photos and match them against criminal and residency databases without their knowledge.
Three years ago, the center revealed that nearly half of all U.S. adults are already in the FBI’s facial-recognition database, which is largely sourced from DMV photos. The documents uncovered this week are the first confirmation that states have granted ICE specifically, not just the FBI, access to those databases.
//www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/07/ice-and-ever-widening-surveillance-dragnet/158308/

Banned video on 5G, Wi-Gig and Wi-Fi – The brutally honest truth being censored JOE IMBRIANO

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVtUanfu78A&list=PLhh10LGqzLjCwvQ24eCWhgDbfj0a6LUFb

5G threatens weather forecasting. Devastating health impacts
It comes as no surprise that the American public remains oblivious to a not-so-slight glitch in the 5G Race with China as the US strives to be the first, the best and most technologically advanced country in the world with its guarantee of a Brave New World. But then, many Americans are unaware of the true nature of 5G in the first place.  In its haste to win, the telecom industry, its friends in Congress and the Federal bureaucracy are intent on foisting 5G on a largely unsuspecting American public before all the technological kinks have been worked out.
But no worries; it’s just a wee small hurdle that the American public need not fret about; unless of course they are not willing to risk their families, their homes and their lives to the devastation of an unpredictable weather disaster and community crises that might have been avoided if envisioned beforehand.
//www.globalresearch.ca/5g-threatens-weather-forecasting-devastating-health-impacts/5683373

Amazon home robot prototype is reportedly waist-high and can be summoned by voice
Amazon is still working on a home robot, according to Bloomberg.
A current prototype of the “Vesta” robot is about waist-high and can roam around your home using cameras, the report says.
Amazon invests heavily in robots for its warehouses but has not yet launched a home robot.
//www.cnbc.com/2019/07/12/amazon-vesta-home-robot-prototype-still-in-development.html

SILENT HELPER Amazon’s Alexa calls 911 to save woman being battered by her gun-toting boyfriend who threatened to kill her
A MAN in the US has been arrested after Amazon’s Alexa called the police while he allegedly beat his girlfriend.
Convicted felon Eduardo Barros, 28, attacked his girlfriend at a house in New Mexico after he accused her of cheating on him.
He was shouting and threatening his girlfriend with a firearm while house-sitting in the small town of Tijeras when he yelled at her: “Did you call the sheriff?”
It was this sentence that an Amazon Alexa smart speaker in the home recognised as a voice command – prompting it to  call emergency services.
//www.thesun.co.uk/news/9495444/amazon-alexa-domestic-violence-new-mexico/

Left Hook’s Dean Henderson releases new book

My new book, Nephilim Crown 5G Apocalypse, is now available at Amazon in both print & Kindle formats  The links are provided below. The book is also available at Amazon sites around the world for non-US readers. Simply type the title into the search box at your country’s Amazon for those links.
Print://www.amazon.com/dp/1080790047
Kindle:
//www.amazon.com/dp/B07V8M4B4L/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=nephilim+crown+5G+apocalypse&qid=1563302203&s=gateway&sr=8-3
Nephilim Crown 5G Apocalypse is an indictment of the computer revolution as simply the latest mechanism through which the royal bloodline families seek to control humanity. The roll out of their well-tested battlefield weapons system known as 5G represents the pinnacle in their use of electromagnetic frequencies to literally remote control what these feudalists have for 8,000 years seen as their human herd.
The purpose of this book is to connect this fallen angel Nephilim bloodline to the roll out of computers, the Internet, CERN, artificial intelligence and the 5G weapons system now being put in place across the world to mind-control, weaken and cull humanity.I believe this represents the launching of the Fourth Reich by the same Nephilim “Great White Brotherhood” who brought us Hitler’s Third Reich.
//hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/new-book-released-today/
After earthquakes, California’s Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake evacuates non-essential employees
The epicenters of the 7.1 magnitude quake on Friday and the magnitude 6.4 quake on Thursday were on the base, which is the size of Rhode Island
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake says it authorized evacuations for non-essential employees and their dependents while officials continue to assess earthquake damage to the huge military installation in Southern California.
The epicenters of the 7.1 magnitude quake on Friday and the magnitude 6.4 quake on Thursday were on the base, which is the size of Rhode Island. No injuries were reported.
//www.haaretz.com/us-news/after-earthquakes-naval-air-weapons-station-china-lake-evacuates-some-employees-1.7453614

Earthquakes could be triggered by sound waves that ‘fluidize’ faults
Earthquakes may be triggered by sound waves that reduce the friction between rocks at a geological fault. That is the conclusion of an international team of researchers that has done laboratory-based experiments that mimic the process. The results support the “acoustic fluidization” theory of earthquake triggering, which seeks to explain the unexpected weakness of some faults. The research could also help to reveal how aftershocks are generated at great distances from the earthquakes that precede them.
Large earthquakes are often followed by a number of smaller tremors – called aftershocks – that can occur in geological faults thousands of kilometres from the epicentre of the original earthquake. While aftershocks are well documented, exactly how they are triggered remains a mystery.
The theory of acoustic fluidization suggests that the seismic waves generated by the initial earthquake could create sonic vibrations that help to trigger subsequent fault movements. These vibrations affect the small grains of rock at the interface between two plates at a fault. The idea is that the vibrations cause the grains to behave collectively like a fluid, lowering friction in the granular material and causing the plates to slip past each other.
//physicsworld.com/a/earthquakes-could-be-triggered-by-sound-waves-that-fluidize-faults/

From Virginia Farver, Colorado, USA
Government propagates the lie that 5G microwave technology is safe
 INTERGOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE  to the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ADVISORY RECOMMENDATION No: 2019-1  
Background: The IAC has been asked to document and share its knowledge and expertise on the best ways to incentivize State, Local and Tribal governments to report listings of real property that can support a communications facility installation for inclusion in a Federal Real Property Profile database and the feasibility of establishing or operating a database to which State, Local and Tribal governments can voluntarily submit such information. (sec. 608 (d)) 
RF Emissions: Commission completion of the update to the RF emissions standards and rules would provide needed assistance to Local, State and Tribal Governments in siting of wireless facilities, and a Commission effort to complete this proceeding would provide an incentive to encourage provision of this data for the real property database. The new rules will create a valuable tool to help Local, State and Tribal government explain to citizens that these 5G networks using the higher band frequencies have been found to be safe.

Download pdf://www.fcc.gov/about-fcc/advisory-committees/general/intergovernmental-advisory-committee

Bird die-off in Australia

From James Devaney, Leixlip, Ireland

Dozens of birds fall from the sky like ‘a horror movie.’ They were poisoned, experts say     
//eu.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/07/12/corella-birds-australia-fall-sky-after-alleged-poisoning/1712998001/

Hundreds of birds dead during 5G experiment in The Hague, The …        
//www.healthnutnews.com/hundreds-of-birds-dead-during-5g-experiment-in-the-hague-the-netherlands/

Did a 5G cellular network test cause hundreds of birds to die?        
//www.snopes.com/fact-check/5g-cellular-test-birds/

Unexplained mass bird deaths during Dutch 5G experiment            
//principia-scientific.org/unexplained-mass-bird-deaths-during-dutch-5g-experiment/

Hundreds of birds dead during 5G experiment in The Hague …        
//sagaciousnewsnetwork.com/hundreds-of-birds-dead-during-5g-experiment-in-the-hague-netherlands/

also worth looking at:

Hundreds of galahs mysteriously found dead in Burra            
//www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-23/hundreds-of-galahs-mysteriously-found-dead/10024856

Birds are dropping dead off Australia’s coast, and it’s all our fault        
//www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/birds-are-dropping-dead-off-australia-s-coast-and-it-s-all-our-fault-20180518-p4zg4t.html

Thousands of birds drop dead in Australia – 2007            
//www.cbsnews.com/news/thousands-of-birds-drop-dead-in-australia/

Hundreds of galahs mysteriously found dead in Burra            
//www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-23/hundreds-of-galahs-mysteriously-found-dead/10024856

Birds are dropping dead off Australia’s coast, and it’s all our fault        
//www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/birds-are-dropping-dead-off-australia-s-coast-and-it-s-all-our-fault-20180518-p4zg4t.html

Army goggles will feature facial recognition tech ‘very soon’
U.S. Army officials are testing a new headset that will—potentially—allow soldiers looking through them to recognize the faces of individuals in a crowd, and much more, including translate foreign language street signs into English, see through the eyes of nearby flying bug drones, and train anywhere in a semi-virtual environment, all through the same lens. 
Army officials on Tuesday showed off the latest version of theirIntegrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, a lightweight set of goggles for soldiers allowing them to blend digital elements into a soldier’s field of view. 
//www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/07/army-soldier-goggles-will-feature-facial-recognition-tech-very-soon/158505/?oref=d-river


Report: Viral ‘FaceApp’ now owns rights to 150 million users’ faces and names
FaceApp now owns access to images of over 150 million users’ faces and names, according to a Wednesday-published Forbes report.
Owned by Russian parent company Wireless Labs, FaceApp is a popular mobile app allowing users to add visual effects to photos of their faces to alter their facial expressions, look, and appearance of age.
FaceApp have been downloaded by more than 100 million people via Google Play on the Android platform, and by over 50 million people across other platforms including Apple’s iOS. It was launched in 2017.
//www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/07/17/report-viral-faceapp-now-owns-rights-to-150-million-users-faces-and-names/

On-going funding campaign to support work of Prof. Olle Johansson

Please, consider the information given in previous e-mails about current and future research projects*, and ask your friends, neighbours, colleagues, relatives, and work/school/social mates to engage using the e-mail address: olle.johansson500@gmail.com as the entry at PayPal,  

No gift is too small, especially with the current situation. Note that all support received only is used for research projects, conference and meeting costs, publication fees, and similar (but never personally). Share this call for support as widely as possible  on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.

*Among the on-going, or soon-to-be-started, collaborative, projects are:

a)    Expanding the current detailed knowledge of the health impacts of 5G from “nearly nothing” to at least “something”, and expanding the current detailed knowledge of the health impacts of 1G-4G from “vast and enough” to “ridiculously vast and definitely enough”.

b)    Producing a public demonstration kit, to be used in front of e.g. politicians, civil servants, TEDtalk audiences, TV reporters, etc., to clearly show the negative impact of e.g. 5G exposure.

c)     Study the symptoms among persons with the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity as compared to healthy persons in the Japanese public transport system (project headed by Dr. Yasuko Kato).

d)    Investigate the reactions of, and protection of, plants to artificial electromagnetic fields (EMFs), particularly from wireless gadgets.

e)     Frequency medicine/energy medicine for human illnesses – cure or fantasy?

f)     Trying various technical solutions to reduce the exposure as well as the possible health impact(s) of wireless systems.

g)     Producing more relevant information material for the general public and for concerned media

h)    Engage in the “Phonegate” scientific committee, and in many more similar projects

 Feel free to choose any combination of the above, or just one of the above projects.

From Deborah Tavares, StopTheCrime.net

SONIC WEAPON ATTACKS 
Philadelphia Attacked For Using ‘Sonic Weapons’ 
To Keep Kids Away From Parks
Insider Comment:
THE USE OF THESE WIRELESS DEVICES IS TARGETING INDIVIDUALS!

We are witnessing a LOCK DOWN within our communities using a silent weapons system of warfare – frequencies! These are military weapons used on the battlefield. 

Humanity is in a border-less battlefield of invisible and deadly directed energy weapons.

Smart Meters

Cell Phones

Cell Towers

WiFi

Small Cells

Wireless Water Meters

Wireless Appliances, and wireless Apps.


Wireless LIDAR Alert Systems are now being positioned on Hill Tops with frequencies sweeping and surveying the land for miles and miles, 24/7 – 365 in  real-time all the time.

AND MORE 

Many of these addictive deadly conveniences are weapons that we use – this is suicidal equipment 
sold to the public for safety and convenience.

We are ALL being slowly imprisoned and electrocuted! 

The article below will tell you that the risk to teenagers is “relatively low,” BUT for smaller children there is a risk from lengthy exposure, and with adults unable to hear and move away their risk to lengthy exposure will cause more impairment. “The onset of dizziness, headache, nausea and impairment is to be expected.”

This sounds similar to the attacks on the American diplomates in Cuba which resulted in brain damage and still to be determined additional exposure impairments. 

Make NO mistake this is an electronic fence, a kill grid, to slowly eliminate and prevent access into lands that are increasingly being closed for public use. The plans are to kill millions and millions of unsuspecting people that still falsely believe their governments are protecting time. We are in a 

Global Governance Lock Down System ruled and operated by those with the money, the technology and the polices to exterminate the majority of the populations worldwide. 

AND BELOW YOU WILL READ ABOUT

The Mosquito invented in the U.K. back in 2005.
//www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/07/07/u-s-city-officials-slammed-for-targeting-children-with-harmful-sonic-weapon/#7cd8979731b9

 City officials in Philadelphia are under attack for their increasing use of an acoustic deterrent-described by a local councilwoman as a “sonic weapon”-to keep the city’s children and young adults away from certain recreational areas at night.

The Mosquito, invented in the U.K. back in 2005, is described by the product’s Canada-based North American distributor as a “small speaker that produces a high-frequency sound much like the buzzing of the insect-this high frequency can be heard by young people 13 to 25 years old,” and reaches as far as 130 feet, depending on the set volume.

Hearing deteriorates with age, and so older people cannot hear the high (17.5 to 18.5 kilohertz) frequencies emitted by the $5,000 devices, which Philadelphia has been deploying since 2014 and is now in 31 locations to “prevent loitering and vandalism.”

Micahel Gibson, the CEO of distributor Moving Sound Technologies, told NPR that “the intention was just to move, non-confrontationally, youth from an area where they should not be. And that will prevent vandalism. It’ll prevent graffiti, loitering.”

City officials have deemed the technology to be safe, but it has raised safety concerns overseas. A health regulator in Germany reported that although the risk to teenagers is “relatively low,” for smaller children there is a risk from lengthy exposure, with adults unable to hear and move away. “The onset of dizziness, headache, nausea and impairment is to be expected.”

Killer Heat in the United States

//www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2019/07/killer-heat-analysis-full-report.pdf

Pampers creating ‘Smart’ diaper
(CNN) — It’s come to this: There’s about to be an app for your baby’s diaper.
Pampers this week announced a line of smart diapers that it says will track a child’s urine — but not bowel movements — as well as sleep. Last year, rival Huggies debuted a similar concept in Korea, allowing parents to receive text alerts when a child has pooped.
The Lumi by Pampers line, which Pampers says has a waitlist ahead of its US launch this fall, includes an activity sensor that secures to a “landing” on the front of a baby’s diaper. It comes with a baby monitor and a 10-day supply of diapers. The sensor works with a corresponding app to log the kid’s pee and identify patterns. Additional packs of Lumi by Pamper diapers will be sold separately. Pricing has not been finalized.
//pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/07/19/pampers-creating-smart-diaper/

CTIA plans ‘Intelligent Connectivity’ mobile world congress in Los Angeles
Welcome to the era of Intelligent Connectivity – where speed, convenience, and intelligence converge, creating highly contextualized and personalized experiences, delivered when and where you want them. Join us, October 22-24, 2019, to explore 5G, IoT, AI, Immersive Content and Disruptive Innovation. Discover how Intelligent Connectivity will shape the future of our industry, our businesses, and our world.
Executives will gather this October in LA to make 5G a reality – accelerating the adoption of IoT, AI and Immersive Content, and driving Disruptive Innovation. MWC Los Angeles attracts an audience of 60% senior-level, and more than 50% responsible for business development, setting strategy, and closing deals within their organizations – connecting you with the right decision-makers.
Speakers include:

  • Teri Posner, AI4ALL, CEO
  • Meredith Attwell Baker, CTIA, President & CEO
  • Niklas Heuveldop, President & Head of Market Area North America, Ericsson
  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Kenneth R. Meyers, President & CEO/Chairman, US Cellular/CTIA
  • Tami Erwin, Executive VP & Group CEO, Verizon Business
  • Robert M. Bakish, President & CEO, Viacom

//www.ctia.org/news/mobile-world-congress-los-angeles-2019

U.N. continues push for planetary radiation exposure and control

Why this year’s Global Symposium for Regulators is more important than ever
It is clear that our actions need to go beyond the ICT sector to take into account the ICT ecosystem and to define how to foster digital transformation for people, countries and regions. ICT policy and regulatory frameworks need to be up-to-date, flexible, incentive-based and market-driven to support digital transformation across sectors and across geographical regions.//news.itu.int/why-this-years-global-symposium-for-regulators-is-more-important-than-ever/

ITU Council 2019 
Check out the interactive highlights version of the ITU Council 2019 Snapshot Report.
//mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/ITU+News/FMfcgxwChcpMrpjgxszwdmnJnVRHlDWT

Regulators endorse Best Practice Guidelines
ICT regulators and experts from around the world endorsed a set of regulatory Best Practice Guidelines at last week’s Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-19) in Vanuatu.
//mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/ITU+News/FMfcgxwChmLnwtCsNxfCnJgWjwxpkvKg


Appealing to the U.N. – the non-governmental organization pushing the wireless agenda

U.N. Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
4G/5G antenna densification is escalating health risks – a global crisis

New York, NY, July 22, 2019. The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.

There is particular urgency at this time as new antennas will be densely located throughout residential neighborhoods using much higher frequencies, with greater biologically disruptive pulsations, more dangerous signaling characteristics, plus transmitting equipment on, and inside, homes and buildings. The Advisors to The Appeal recommend UNEP seriously weigh heavily the findings of the independent, non-industry associated EMF science.

See video of spokesperson for The Appeal, the late Martin Blank, Ph.D. of Columbia University, and read the recent letter to the UNEP and The Appeal.

The Appeal highlights the World Health Organization’s (WHO) conflicting positions about EMF risk. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radiofrequency radiation as a Group 2B “Possible Carcinogen” in 2011, and extremely low frequency fields in 2001. Nonetheless, the WHO continues to ignore its own agency’s recommendations and favors guidelines recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), a private German NGO with industry ties long criticized for promoting guidelines not protective of humans, and falsely assuming authority. In addition, it should be noted that no nation has established EMF exposure guidelines aiming to protect animals and plants.

The Appeal calls on the United Nations to resolve the inconsistencies among its sub-organizations and to seriously address the rapidly escalating health and environmental crisis caused by man-made EMF pollution. Leadership is needed now, especially in light of urgent warnings from international scientists about 4G/5G antenna densification, the Internet of Things (IoT), and plans for significant radiation from space emitted by tens of thousands of satellites now being launched.

The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal – Annie Sasco, MD, Dr.PH., Henry Lai, Ph.D., Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., Ronald Melnick, Ph.D. and Magda Havas, Ph.D., call on the UNEP to be a strong voice for the total environment of the planet, and an effective catalyst within the United Nations with regards to the biological and health effects of electromagnetic pollution.

In the letter to UNEP, Dr. Havas, Professor Emeritus, Trent University’s School of the Environment, Canada, details serious effects on plants, insects and wildlife from electromagnetic fields that are well documented in the scientific literature.

Ronald Melnick, Ph.D., Advisor to The Appeal and former scientist at the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who managed the design and development of the NTP’s recently published $30 million animal study showing a clear link between radio frequency radiation (RFR) and cancer, states:“Results from the NTP study show that the previously held assumption that radiofrequency radiation cannot cause cancer or other adverse health effects is clearly wrong.”

Policymakers the world over should take note.

See International EMF Scientist Appeal and Letter to UNEP (June 25, 2019)

Contacts:

Elizabeth Kelley, M.A., Director 
EMFscientist.org
info@EMFscientist.org
1-520-912-4878 
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
jmm@berkeley.edu
1-510-643-7314 
//www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190722005154/en/4603603/U.N.-Environment-Programme-Urged-Protect-Nature-Humankind

International EMF Scientist Appeal

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Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

Website:          //www.saferemr.com
Facebook:        //www.facebook.com/SaferEMR
Twitter:            @berkeleyprc

From Pauline Keeley, Dublin
BBC News: Mystery surrounds animal deaths on France’s farms
Farmers say wind farms and mobile phone masts cause higher rates of animal mortality, but scientists say there’s no evidence to prove it.
Mystery surrounds animal deaths on France’s farms
//www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-49045742/mystery-surrounds-animal-deaths-on-france-s-farms

From Sylvie Hsem, France
French court holds state responsible for Paris air pollution
PARIS (Reuters) – The French state is responsible for the air pollution in the Ile-de-France region around Paris, a local court said in a ground-breaking ruling, although it did not award damages to a mother and daughter who had suffered respiratory ailments. 
//www.reuters.com/article/us-france-climate-pollution/french-court-holds-state-responsible-for-paris-air-pollution-idUSKCN1TQ2MW

Teen climate champion Greta Thunberg honored in France
CAEN, FRANCE – Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist whose Friday school strikes protesting government inaction over climate change helped spark a worldwide movement, received the Freedom Prize in France on Sunday.
Flanked by two WWII veterans who sponsor the prize, she accepted the award at a ceremony in the northwestern city of Caen, Normandy.
“This prize is not only for me,” Thunberg said. “This is for the whole Fridays for Future movement, because this we have achieved together.”
She said she would donate the €25,000 ($28,000) prize money to four organizations working for climate justice and helping areas already affected by climate change.
//www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/07/22/world/social-issues-world/teen-climate-champion-greta-thunberg-honored-france/#.XTXg6iMrKth

A fact-free hit on a 5G critic
Fabricating History on the New York Times Science
“There’s a major problem with Broad’s reporting. The key facts are wrong.”
Last Tuesday (July 16), the New York Times devoted most of the front page of its science section to Bill Broad’s latest attack on those who challenge the dogma that wireless radiation is absolutely safe.
“The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t” is the catchy headline of the Web version of his article. It is followed by “How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.”
Broad focuses on two letters* written about 20 years ago by Bill Curry, a consulting physicist, who openly disapproved of putting Wi-Fi in classrooms. Here’s the nub of Broad’s argument:
“Over the years, Dr. Curry’s warning spread far, resonating with educators, consumers and entire cities as the frequencies of cellphones, cell towers and wireless local networks rose. To no small degree, the blossoming anxiety over the professed health risks of 5G technology can be traced to a single scientist and a single chart.” [emphasis added]
//microwavenews.com/news-center/fact-free-hit-5g-critic

From Prof. Andrew Michrowski, P.A.C.E., Canada
ZTE says Italy’s new powers to intervene in 5G will delay deployment
MILAN (Reuters) – Chinese telecom equipment firm ZTE Corp warned on Wednesday that the Italian government’s newly strengthened power to intervene in the development of fifth-generation telecoms networks may further delay 5G mobile services in the country.
Under its beefed-up “golden power”, Rome decreed that it could block 5G deals involving non-European firms on national interest grounds. It acted out of concerns over the potential involvement of ZTE and another Chinese equipment maker, Huawei Technologies, a government source has said.
The United States has lobbied Italy and other European allies to avoid Huawei equipment and to also pay close scrutiny to ZTE, alleging the vendors could pose a security risk. Both companies have strongly denied any such risk.
//finance.yahoo.com/news/zte-says-italys-powers-intervene-122001605.html

//explore.scimednet.org/

Revisiting 1973 International smposium in Warsaw
Interaction of MW fields with biosystems

Note the tendency in the symposium for the Western bloc to put down non-thermal and athermal bio-effects of microwaves. However, National Research Canada took a full-perspective approach, as per graph below, bolstered by our founder, Senator Chesley W. Carter, then chair of the Senate standing committee on such matters as health, and according to my understanding, the Canadian Cabinet of the time, including the Rt. Hon. Pierre E. Trudeau.

From Linda Kurtz, director, Smart Meter Education Network
Smart Meter fires continue…

A smart meter exploded yesterday on LJ’s Farm Market in Lapeer, Michigan. This was BEFORE the storm moved through. Smart meters are exploding and catching fire across the country. 

  1. Michigan Fires
  2. Fires Lead Canadian Province to Order Removal of All Smart Meters
  3. Pennsylvania Halts Smart Meter Installation for One Month Due to Fires
  4. Woman Killed in Nevada Smart Meter Fire; Man’s Face Burned in Another NV Fire
  5. Fires in the U.S.
  6. What Causes These Fires?
  7. Links to More Articles

Smart meters are repeatedly catching fire, including here in Michigan. The electric company usually attributes the fires to something else. In Reno, utility employees and contractors have told reporters that the utility has been regularly covering up fires. Two dogs died in a smart meter fire in Detroit. One woman has already died in Nevada, and customers in other states have also been killed by fires. On July 30, 2014, Saskatchewan Province ordered the removal of all smart meters due to fires, and Portland, Oregon ordered the removal of 70,000. Pennsylvania halted its smart meter program for a month due to fires. Meters likely catch fires, says the Ontario Fire Chief’s website,  because “the base plates, or four-pronged sockets that meters plug into, can become compromised and start to burn if they’re old or suffer rough handling during installation.” Said a utilityspokesperson: “Unless a homeowner notices problems after the installation — such as lights flickering on and off, or dimming and brightening — there’s no need to worry about a problem with the plate.”  A comprehensive Powerpoint, with numerous pictures of burned meters, from the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office can be found here.  Many more fire stories can be found at the EMF Safety Network and elsewhere.
//www.smartmetereducationnetwork.com/smart-meter-fires

Dear friend,
April 11 of this year was the turning point. That’s when I got clear: there needed to be a convergence event that exposed 5G and really opened up the discussion… as soon as possible.
I realized that the way the telecoms are going crazy — deploying their agenda even though it’s unsafe, converting utility poles to cell towers in our front yards, using their media influence to spread disinformation, etc — too much is at stake to play small.
So I first pitched my good friend Sayer Ji, who saw the huge need and became my partner. Then, five days later, we brought in the HealthTalks Online team, the world leader in summits with a large distribution network.
From early May to early June, in just about a month, I went on a tear and recorded more than 40 interviews with the world’s leading experts on 5G, wireless radiation risks, surveillance and tech addiction.
Amazingly, I was able to interview virtually everyone at the very top of my list.
The result is the upcoming “The 5G Crisis: Awareness & Accountability Summit,” which is free & online August 26 – September 1.
I knew it was going to be big, but the response during the first few days of promotion has been epic. This is information that everyone needs to know.

P.S. – During early testing, there was a bug in the sign-up process, and that’s now been fixed. Please forgive the inconvenience and use the link just above.
Sincerely,
Josh del Sol
The5GSummit.com 

From Patricia Burke, Massachusetts

July 19 EMF TECH and UTILITY NEWS OVERVIEW

EVENT: Go here to sign up free for The 5G Crisis Summit
//the5gsummit.com/

The 5G Crisis: Awareness & Accountability Summit is online and FREE from August 26 – September 1, 2019.P.S. – During early testing, there was a bug in the sign-up process, and that’s now been fixed. Please forgive the inconvenience and use the link just above.

BIG TECH FTC RALPH NADER: (SCATHING) TECH QUOTE DU JOUR — “The FTC remains a largely moribund, sluggish, frightened, alleged watchdog for the American consumer,” Ralph Nader wrote in a letter to the agency’s five commissioners, slamming their and their predecessors’ track record on enforcement and responsiveness — and saving some special scorn for the FTC’s $5 billion settlement of a lengthy Facebook data probe, which critics have widely derided as insufficient for such a powerful and moneyed company. “Institutionally, it has an anemic estimate of its own significance during this wave of corporate crime, fraud and abuse. It raises few general alarms about grave harm to consumers and has dropped the ball, with its Justice Department counterpart, on antitrust enforcement, to an extreme degree,” Nader wrote. “The FTC has been intimidated by an industry-indentured Congress for many years. … Your budget is disgracefully small. … The stock market and Facebook are laughing at you.” Read it here.

//www.corporatecrimereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ftc.pdf

BIG TECH APPLE: FOLLOWING FOXCONN — Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) and the House Small Business Committee are convening a field hearing in Illinois this morning to look at how Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn’s planned “technology hub ” in Wisconsin is threatening the environment. (Remember: The facility has long been the subject of controversy, falling short of the jobs, manufacturing and investment commitments that helped the company secure tax breaks and some $4 billion from state and local governments in Wisconsin, the largest incentive in state history.) “Our downstream homeowners and small businesses are predicted to face more extreme flooding after former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Administration waived important environmental reviews to push through a massive development by Foxconn just over the state line,” Schneider said in a statement. – Politico

ANTENNAS AND TOWERS: Council backs residents in fight against Telstra installations in three shire suburbs

//www.theleader.com.au/story/6277213/council-appeal-over-telstra-base-cell-stations/

CELLPHONES: GBM Brain Tumor Cancer Rising. Impacts of RF Radiation from Wireless Devices?

//www.globalresearch.ca/gbm-brain-tumor-cancer-rising-impacts-of-rf-radiation-from-wireless-devices/5683395

CELLPHONESSecurity Watch: Elon Musk’s NeuraLink Links Brains to iPhones via Bluetooth

Directly linking thoughts to a phone via Bluetooth — what could go wrong?

David Starobinski, researcher at Boston University, told Threatpost that the decision to use Bluetooth could present an opportunity for a raft of attack scenarios, thanks to known threat vectors.

“For example, potential network-level attacks that could target Neuralink include classical ones in wireless, i.e. spoofing, sniffing, tracking and jamming of the data,” he said. “Spoofing can be taken care with proper authentication – although Bluetooth has been affected with bugs for years. Sniffing can be prevented through proper encryption and use of Bluetooth data channels (rather than plaintext advertising channels). Still, side-channel and/or traffic analysis (i.e., looking at the specific patterns of packet transmissions) may allow adversaries to extract information.”

Preventing tracking attacks requires proper MAC address randomization and lack of identifying tokens, as Threatpost recently reported. And, jamming attacks are very difficult to prevent, he said, adding, “at least they should be detectable – and proper redundancy and fall-back mechanisms should be in place to recover from them.”

Data security and privacy are of course also top-of-mind.

//threatpost.com/elon-musk-neuralink-brains-iphones-bluetooth/146552/

CELLPHONES: Cellphones a Danger on These Boeing Jets (video)

//www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-07-18/cellphones-a-danger-on-these-boeing-jets-video

AND:
Cellphones a Flight Danger? Could Be on Some Boeing Jets

//www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-18/are-cellphones-a-flight-danger-they-are-on-these-boeing-jets

CELLPHONES: Is Your Phone Giving You a Headache? OLED Screens Might Be to Blame

An increasingly common kind of display has a slight flickering effect that causes some people grief, but there are basic fixes

//onezero.medium.com/is-your-phone-giving-you-a-headache-oled-screens-might-be-to-blame-a912136869eb

CELLPHONES: UbiquitiLink Wants To Turn Every Cellphone Into a Satellite Phone

Satellite start-up UbiquitiLink’s patented technology allows ordinary cellphones to use satellites like cell towers, bringing cheap messaging to millions

//spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/satellites/ubiquitilinks-satellite-phone-service

CELLPHONES: //www.vanguardngr.com/2019/07/cellphones-more-harm-than-good/

CHILDREN: Smartphones, tablets causing mental health issues in kids as young as two

//www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12154228

SCHOOLS: Despite Mockery, Oregon Officials Are Poised to Investigate the Health Effects of WiFi on Schoolkids

A wireless radiation safety study made it through the Oregon Legislature. Other bills didn’t survive.

Some scoffed at the idea that Wi-Fi could harm schoolchildren. Not Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham).

“People laughed at this and said, ‘We can’t be wearing aluminum all the time,'” she says. “Sen. Rob Wagner put a roll of aluminum [foil] on my desk, which I thought was hilarious.”

Monnes Anderson was a chief sponsor of Senate Bill 283, which directs the Oregon Health Authority to look over independent peer-reviewed scientific studies of the effects of “microwave radiation” in schools. When WWexamined the idea as a “Bill of the Week” in May, its passage seemed a long shot. But it cruised through both legislative chambers and now awaits the signature of Gov. Kate Brown.

//www.wweek.com/news/state/2019/07/17/despite-mockery-oregon-officials-are-poised-to-investigate-the-health-effects-of-wifi-on-schoolkids/

ENVIRONMENT: Study: ‘Artificial snow’ could save ice sheet, prevent sea level rise

//www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/study-artificial-snow-could-save-ice-sheet-prevent-sea-level-rise/559095/

(insane) 

EWASTE: Feds to host lithium-ion battery outreach events

Federal officials are holding a series of free workshops around the country to teach e-scrap companies and others how to safely handle lithium-ion batteries.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S. EPA are holding the workshops in Atlanta; Lenexa, Kan. (near Kansas City); Chicago; and Fremont, Calif. (in the San Francisco Bay Area). The first two start later this month.

At the three-hour workshops, which are aimed at a waste and recycling industry audience, experts will discuss how to prevent, reduce or eliminate risks of fire or explosions from improper packaging, marking, labeling or recycling of lithium-ion batteries. The events are designed for professionals who need a working knowledge of federal regulations or who train employees on regulations.

Lithium-ion batteries have received greater attention in recent years for the dangers they can pose in e-scrap facilities and other types of recycling operations. Last fall, the EPA hosted a discussion on the ongoing lithium-ion battery challenge, during which processors offered some tips to avoid facility accidents.

//resource-recycling.com/e-scrap/2019/07/18/feds-to-host-lithium-ion-battery-outreach-events/

FCC: FCC Modifies 2.5 GHz Band Regulations to Support 5G Services

//incompliancemag.com/fcc-modifies-2-5-ghz-band-regulations-to-support-5g-services/

FCC: ENGEL QUESTIONS FCC ON FUTURE OF T-BAND SPECTRUM AND ADVOCATES FOR PASSAGE OF HIS “DON’T BREAK UP THE T-BAND” LEGISLATION

07/17/19

Engel Questions Federal Communications Commission on Future of T-Band Spectrum and Advocates for Passage of His “Don’t Break Up the T-Band” Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, this week questioned an official from the Federal Communications Commission on the T-Band spectrum at a hearing entitled “Our Wireless Future: Building a Comprehensive Approach to Spectrum Policy.” Engel emphasized that auctioning the T-Band spectrum would endanger crucial public safety communications, especially in New York City and Westchester County, and cost billions of dollars. Below is a transcript of his delivered remarks from the hearing:

“T-Band is radio spectrum located on portions of the 470 to 512 Megahertz band. For decades, in eleven major metropolitan areas around the country, the T-Band has supported vital public safety radio communications for our first responders. It allows police, firefighters and EMS to communicate even when cell towers, electricity, or the internet are down. It functions deep underground in tunnels and inside concrete buildings.

“But now, thanks to an outdated provision in the law, the FCC is required to reallocate and auction the T-Band spectrum by 2021. I have heard from my constituents back home in New York – in Westchester and the Bronx – that this auction would endanger crucial public safety communications. Options for replacement spectrum are extremely limited. New York City police, fire, and emergency management departments have said that there is no alternative spectrum available for them. GAO completed a study last month which found that auctioning off the T-band radio spectrum without the availability of alternative spectrum would jeopardize public safety in major metropolitan areas around the country.

“The GAO also concluded that even if alternative available spectrum were available, public safety users are likely to bear significant costs associated with relocating and reestablishing interoperability. The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) calculated in 2013, and again in 2016, that the cost of relocating public safety operations off the T-Band would be $5.9 billion. In early 2019, the FCC also placed the total cost between $5 billion and $6 billion.

“To deal with this problem, the GAO concluded that Congress should pass legislation allowing first responders to continue using the T-Band radio spectrum. I wrote a bill last year with Mr. Zeldin and others, the ‘Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act,’ which would allow law-enforcement, fire officials, and EMS to continue using the T-Band.  A companion bill was later introduced in the Senate.  Neither of those bills got a vote last Congress, but I’ve reintroduced the bill with Mr. Zeldin and others again this Congress.  It’s H.R. 451.

//engel.house.gov/latest-news/engel-questions-fcc-on-future-of-tband-spectrum-and-advocates-for-passage-of-his-dont-break-up-the-tband-legislation/

5G ACTIVISM OPPOSTION

5G: Setting the Record Straight on the New York Times Latest Propaganda Hit Piece About the “Safety” of 5G

//www.activistpost.com/2019/07/setting-the-record-straight-on-the-new-york-times-latest-propaganda-hit-piece-about-the-safety-of-5g.html

5G: Trailer – Checking The Facts: The Effects of Mobile Telephony Radiation on our Health

Published on Jul 4, 2019

5G technology is coming like a freight train, and the telecom companies want you to buy in, but what if you found out that the way to faster mobile internet isn’t secure, reliable, or even safe? Three experts share their insight on the coming 5G disaster and show us how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the next big health crisis from corporate America since the smoking epidemic.

5G BEWARE: Published on Jul 4, 2019 25 minutes vudeo

5G technology is coming like a freight train, and the telecom companies want you to buy in, but what if you found out that the way to faster mobile internet isn’t secure, reliable, or even safe? Three experts share their insight on the coming 5G disaster and show us how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the next big health crisis from corporate America since the smoking epidemic.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2EyQp7GP68

5G: We Tested 5G Across America. It’s Crazy Fast—and a Hot Mess

(there is an almost 6 minute video at the link that you can watch even if you can’t read the article if you do not have a subscription – worth a watch!)

In tests, the 5G often switched off due to summer heat, leaving our columnist to cool the devices with ice packs or air conditioners

//www.wsj.com/articles/all-the-reasons-not-to-buy-a-5g-phone-right-now-11563467389  ( need subscription gut you can watch video

5G: 5Ggate: Big Telecom knows 5G is so cost-prohibitive and infrastructure-intensive it will never be effectively deployed in rural America

//stateofthenation2012.com/?p=125385

5G: FAQ: How worried should we be about the health risks of 5G?
//www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/5g-health-risks-cancer-concerns-radiowaves-radiation-faq-11727932

5G: Will 5G cause cancer?

//weeklynewsreview.com/news/scitech/will-5g-cause-cancer/

5G:  Sacramento, CA: Residents raise health concerns re: 5G at June 25 City Council Meeting

At the June 25th meeting of the Sacramento City Council numerous residents testified about the health risks of 5G. 

The 30-minute video covers a range of concerns:

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgxd1X8as-U&feature=youtu.be

5G: 152 Crown Castle Small Cell Nodes (Transmitters) Getting the Boot from Hempstead, New York

//www.activistpost.com/2019/07/152-crown-castle-small-cell-nodes-transmitters-getting-the-boot-from-hempstead-new-york.html

5G: 5G’s “Day Of Crisis Science” Recognition – Saturday, July 27, 2019

//www.activistpost.com/2019/07/5gs-day-of-crisis-science-recognition-saturday-july-27-2019.html

5G: Fairfax, CA: Urgent ordinance for wireless telecom facilities

Here is the Fairfax, CA urgent ordinance- they voted on it last night. 

Ordinance No.819 An Urgency Ordinance Enacting Title 20 (“Telecommunications”) of the Fairfax Municipal Code to Establish New Regulations for Wireless Telecommunication Facilities [small cell devices a.k.a. 5G]

This may be the most recent version of the ordinance:
//storage.googleapis.com/proudcity/fairfaxca/uploads/2019/07/Item-17-Att-A-Ord-5G-REDLINE.pdf

  • Applications for new wireless communications facilities shall only be for placement a minimum of 50 feet from all residences
  • and a minimum 300 feet from child day care centers, schools, playgrounds, parks, 472 ballfields, andor medical facilities.
  • Monopoles for wireless communications facilities should not be located in residential or 491 open space areas unless technical evidence demonstrates to the satisfaction of the 492 Town that no other alternative facility site or type of antenna support structure is feasible 493 and/or if the use of a Monopole for the proposed facility by itself or in combination with 494 other existing, approved and proposed facilities will avoid or mitigate adverse effects 495 related to land use compatibility, visual resources and public safety.

5G: Johansson O, “To bee, or not to bee, that is the five “G” question”, Newsvoice.se 28/5, 2019

//newsvoice.se/2019/05/5g-question-olle-johansson/

5G: Los Altos residents fight installation of cell nodes near homes

//www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/news/199-city-affairs/60469-la-residents-fight-installation-of-cell-nodes-near-homes

5G: Is 5G On A Collision Course With Privacy?

In a 5G world, apps and carriers will have access to more personal health data, such as 5G-connected wearables that measure heart rates during exercise. Medical data, created by an app or wearable, that is transmitted directly within 5G networks may pose a privacy problem.

More smart medical devices means more medical data in more hands. That expansion will open the door to growing concerns about medical identity theft, invasion of health privacy and medical data management. The healthcare industry was the target of 41% of data breaches in 2018, according to a recent Beazley Breach report.

In the United States, the phenomenon of health-based wearables and applications is on the rise, yet the privacy standards for device-born medical data is lagging. Many wearables and newer medical application services are not covered by HIPAA privacy regulations. A bill introduced into the Senate committee just a few weeks ago may change that. The bill would expand current HIPAA compliance to include medical information obtained from wearables and health-based applications, and it would require a committee to study the cyber security and data protection risks that could accompany these services. Medical data is just one example of the sort of personal data that will flow through 5G.

US cities are also proposing municipal privacy regulations. San Francisco’s Privacy First policy, for example, requires that individuals must be able to move and organize in the city “without being tracked or located in a manner that subjects them to unconsented collection of their personal information.”

If advertising businesses are required to build in the separation of records by geographic area, compliance will be even more challenging.

For many privacy initiatives and plans, the destination is still unclear. What is clear, however, is that 5G is rolling out across the country right now. At the same time, new privacy concerns are increasingly difficult to ignore.

For marketers to fully benefit from 5G, they need to know the exact dimensions of the privacy forces that are gaining steam ahead. Some forward-thinking marketers will certainly dive in early. Their creative efforts will help define the course of both 5G and privacy as the two draw closer.

//adexchanger.com/data-driven-thinking/is-5g-on-a-collision-course-with-privacy/

5G: Frome could be second town in Somerset to oppose 5G roll-out due to health impact concerns

The town council will discuss its position on the roll-out of 5G at a meeting tonight

//www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/frome-could-second-town-somerset-3098065

5G: Interesting questions to ponder

1)  Comments from a local Internet Provider foreman,

 “Whatever your perspective on the 5G issue is the Telecoms have painted themselves into a corner because they have agreed to form a  public/private partnership to develop an infrastructure that will  provide equal access to an expanded communications structure and took government tax dollars to do that. Their big problem is that this 5G 
network of small cell antennas will require a fiber optic line to each of the small cell antennas and this is not technically feasible.” 

2)  And a question from one of our group members – “If 5G signals can  travel successfully from space and from Drones – why do antennas on the ground need to be 250 feet apart?”

3)  And a recent reply from Olle Johannson to another friend’s question:

Question:  “Do the 5G frequencies penetrate the body or just the skin?”

Answer:  For your question, I suggest you apply common sense. If it does not penetrate the entire body, in all directions, then the 5G companies will find themselves with a gigantic shielding problem, meaning that most 5G cell phones will effectively be blocked off from communication, by human beings, animals, and plants. Likely…? No!

I find myself saying WTF – the con job is even bigger than I had imagined!! – S.O.

5G: Nevada City to Become Nation’s First 5G-free Zone

Nevada City, CA — As Nevada City marches into the new year, first on the agenda according to City Hall insiders will be a declaration that Nevada City is a 5G-free zone. This will make the rustic gold rush town the first in the nation to enact such a law.
//www.broadstreetbeacon.com/nevada-city-to-become-nations-first-5g-free-zone/

5G: Marin lays rules for small cell networks

//www.ptreyeslight.com/article/marin-lays-rules-small-cell-networks

5G: 152 Crown Castle Small Cell Nodes (Transmitters) Getting the Boot from Hempstead, New York

//www.activistpost.com/2019/07/152-crown-castle-small-cell-nodes-transmitters-getting-the-boot-from-hempstead-new-york.html

5G: PROCEED WITH CAUTION

6 reasons not to get 5G service in 2019

//www.androidcentral.com/6-reasons-not-get-5g-service-2019

5G INDUSTRY POLITICS

5G:

5G in Laptops, Watches, Tablets & More? Analysts Are Divided

//www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g/5g-in-laptops-watches-tablets-and-more-analysts-are-divided/d/d-id/752877

5G: Minister Dismisses 5G Health Fears 

//www.channel103.com/news/jersey-news/minister-dismisses-5g-health-fears/

5G: Europe’s 5G vote for cars opens lanes for Qualcomm, Intel

//www.fierceelectronics.com/electronics/europe-s-5g-vote-for-cars-opens-lanes-for-qualcomm-intel

5G: Verizon lights up 5G in St. Paul, introduces new mobile 5G hotspot

The power of fives? Verizon on Thursday powered up its mobile 5G network in a fifth U.S. city, and the carrier introduced its fifth 5G-capable device.

St. Paul, Minnesota, is the latest city to get Verizon’s millimeter wave 5G service in select areas, joining Chicago, Denver, Providence, Rhode Island, and Minneapolis.

5G service in St. Paul is available in parts of Downtown, Lowertown and West Seventh neighborhoods concentrated around landmarks, including the Minnesota Children’s Museum, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Fitzgerald Theater, Cathedral Hill Park and the Alexander Ramsey House

//www.fiercewireless.com/5g/verizon-lights-up-5g-st-paul-introduces-new-mobile-5g-hotspot

5GCrown Castle tower activity ramps up in Q2, municipality backlogs bog down small cell construction

Crown Castle boosted its yearly guidance after experiencing more tower leasing activity than expected in the second quarter, but delays at burdened municipalities slowed down the company’s small cell construction timelines.

Crown Castle now expects new leasing activity from towers to generate $135 million to $145 million in site rental revenue in 2019, up $15 million from earlier guidance.

“Our current tower leasing activity is our highest in more than a decade and we believe this level of activity will carry into next year,” said Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown in a statement

However, the tower company expects to deploy about 10,000 small cells this year, the bottom end of its earlier 10,000 to 15,000 guidance. The company decreased its small cell leasing revenue guidance for the year by $5 million to between $65 million an $70 million.

Still, Brown indicated the number of small cells Crown Castle expects to deploy this year is about 30% more than what the company delivered last year.

Lack of demand for small cells is not the issue, as carriers continue to invest and densify their networks as they start to deploy 5G.

Brown cited the significant increase in small cell deployments as a strain on response times from municipalities and utilities that must approve or power the small cells, pushing out construction timelines longer than Crown Castle anticipated.

“These pressures are most acute in several top markets where we are seeing the highest volume of activity,” Brown said.

MoffettNathanson senior analyst Nick Del Deo said in a Wednesday research note that it’s likely reasonable to think current issues with municipalities and utilities that are not taking steps to expedite small cell approval and installation will persist in 2020.

“We’re not aware of any reason to think this situation will change in a material way, and it’s not clear to us that these parties have strong incentives to spend the money required to staff up or invest in systems that make life easier for Crown Castle and the wireless carriers,” wrote Del Deo.

Speaking on the company’s quarterly earnings call Thursday, executives pointed to an FCC ruling adopted in September 2018, which in part imposed a shot clock on state and local governments to respond to small cell authorizations and installations.

RELATED: Editor’s Corner—Small cells can actually be quite big

“One of the great benefits of the FCC order is it requires municipalities and utilities to timely respond and deal with these permits and process of applications,” Brown said on the call, noting the rule provides for reimbursement to the local authorities for associated costs.   

He praised municipalities that are complying with the FCC order, saying a number of markets have helped the small cell siting process, but that there are still some that have resisted implementing the new rules.

As of early June, 25 states, including New York and California had not adopted the FCC’s small cell equipment rule.

On the call Brown said Crown Castle is in the process of working through the issues with local municipalities and regulators, and is hopeful small cell construction timelines will not be delayed long-term.

“I think the long-term outcome, we’re hopeful would be that this is somewhat temporary, and you’ll see municipalities and utilities fall in line with what the FCC order is, and that will come back to a more normalized timeline around these [small cell] activities,” Brown said.    

Crown Castle also believes the macro-opportunity for small cells is “far greater than what’s happening currently,” and expects to see the overall need for small cells to grow significantly over the coming years as networks transition from 4G to 5G.

Here are some highlights from Crown Castle’s second-quarter earnings:

//www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/crown-castle-tower-activity-picks-up-q2-municipality-backlogs-bog-down-small-cell

5G:  Michigan lawmaker keeps watchful eye on 5.9 GHz band

Dingell said she heard the FCC plans a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to take a “fresh look” at the 5.9 GHz band that includes the potential for allowing non-auto safety technologies to use it. That’s happening just as the Department of Transportation (DoT) is about to begin Phase 2 and 3 of interference testing to see if additional technologies can harmoniously exist in the spectrum.

Asked about the Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) deployments that were originally planned for the band when spectrum was set aside for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) two decades ago, FCC Office of Engineering and Technology Chief Julius Knapp said the hopes that “we all had” for the technology haven’t blossomed to the point they were envisioned at that time.

The FCC has been working with the DoT and National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) on next steps as C-V2X, the cellular-based alternative, has emerged in recent years as a promising technology that would pretty much accomplish the same road safety goals as DSRC.   

Knapp underscored that any decisions about the future of the band will be for the FCC chairman and commissioners to decide.

“I don’t think we’re at a point of saying whether it should be DSRC or C-V2X,” he said. “The issue that we’re grappling with is it’s been a long time, there’s a lot of things that have been happening,” and there are questions about what to do to foster better use of the spectrum.

Dingell asked how the FCC will make sure there’s no interference and that vehicles equipped with different V2X technologies will be able to talk to each other. Knapp acknowledged that’s a key point in working with the DoT

//www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/michigan-lawmaker-keeps-watchful-eye-5-9-ghz-band

5G: 5G Network: How It Works, and Is It Dangerous?  INDUSTRY

Is 5G dangerous?

Although 5G may improve our day to day lives, some consumers havevoiced concern about potential health hazards. Many of these concerns are over 5G’s use of the higher energy millimeter-wave radiation.

“There’s often confusion between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation because the term radiation is used for both,” said Kenneth Foster, a professor of bioengineering at Pennsylvania State University. “All light is radiation because it is simply energy moving through space. It’s ionizing radiation that is dangerous because it can break chemical bonds.”

Ionizing radiation is the reason we wear sunscreen outside because short-wavelength ultraviolet light from the sky has enough energy to knock electrons from their atoms, damaging skin cells and DNA. Millimeter waves, on the other hand, are non-ionizing because they have longer wavelengths and not enough energy to damage cells directly.

“The only established hazard of non-ionizing radiation is too much heating,” Foster said, who has studied the health effects of radio waves for nearly 50 years. “At high exposure levels, radio frequency (RF) energy can indeed be hazardous, producing burns or other thermal damage, but these exposures are typically incurred only in occupational settings near high-powered radio frequency transmitters, or sometimes in medical procedures gone awry.”

Many of the public’s outcries over the adoption of 5G echo concerns over previous generations of cellular technology. Skeptics believe exposure to non-ionizing radiation may still be responsible for a range of illnesses, from brain tumors to chronic headaches. Over the years, there have been thousands of studies investigating these concerns.

In 2018, the National Toxicology Program released a decade-long studythat found some evidence of an increase in brain and adrenal gland tumors in male rats exposed to the RF radiation emitted by 2G and 3G cellphones, but not in mice or female rats. The animals were exposed to levels of radiation four times higher than the maximum level permitted for human exposure.

Many opponents to the use of RF waves cherry-pick studies that support their argument, and often ignore the quality of the experimental methods or inconsistency of the results, Foster said. Although he disagrees with many of the conclusions skeptics have about previous generations of cellular networks, Foster agrees that we need more studies on the potential health effects of 5G networks.

“Everyone I know, including me, is recommending more research on 5G because there’s not a lot of toxicology studies with this technology,” Foster said.

For the proponents of 5G, many believe the benefits 5G can provide to society far outweigh the unknowns.

“I think 5G will have a transformational impact on our lives and enable fundamentally new things,” Krishnaswamy said. “What those types of applications will be and what that impact is, we can’t say for sure right now. It could be something that takes us by surprise and really changes something for society. If history has taught us anything, then 5G will be another example of what wireless can do for us.”

//www.livescience.com/65959-5g-network.html

5G INDIAWhat is 5G and what are its security risks?

The next-generation mobile network promises faster internet, lower response times and the ability to connect billions of more devices. But as places like China, the United States, Australia and Europe rollout fifth-generation networks, known as 5G, the very nature of how the technology works poses security risks.

Some Western officials say 5G presents areas of greater vulnerability.

One is that the system builders will be able to update all or much of the system software continuously, and without users necessarily being aware of it, which means a hostile actor could insert spyware or other malware at will.

The other is that 5G will be embedded in a far wider range of institutions than 4g is: electrical grids, factories, home appliances, automobiles, traffic signals, medical equipment, and so on, making it possible to hack and disrupt many or most aspects of modern civilization.

//graphics.reuters.com/USA-5G/0100B08J0JE/index.html

5G: Verizon launches its first 5G hotspot for $650

5G won’t be cheap

Unsurprisingly, data is also more expensive: 5G data is only offered with Verizon’s unlimited plan, which starts at $90 per month ($10 more per month than the LTE plan) and gets you 50GB of 5G data per month before throttling (down to 3Mbps), and 15GB of LTE data (which gets throttled down to 600 Kbps once you use that up.) Additionally, Verizon is only offering downloads at 5G speeds right now — uploads will still be over LTE, but won’t count towards that 15GB cap.

//www.theverge.com/2019/7/18/20699111/verizon-5g-mifi-m1000-hotspot-650-expensive-data

IOT: IoT Spectrum Bill Introduced

FCC would have to update Hill on capacity to handle new tech

WASHINGTON — Before the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes the internet of everything, a bipartisan duo of House members wants to make sure there is spectrum for that.

Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Congressman John Katko (R-N.Y.), co-chairs of the Internet of Things Caucus, have introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Readiness Act.

//www.multichannel.com/news/iot-spectrum-bill-introduced

5G: Italy to drop emergency legislation on 5G golden powers

ROME (Reuters) – Italy has bowed to pressure from Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE and will drop emergency legislation strengthening state powers to intervene in the development of 5G services, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

ZTE said the Italian government’s new powers could further delay the rollout of 5G mobile services in the country.

“The recent decree of golden power creates more and bigger uncertainty for the industry players,” ZTE Italy Chief Executive Hu Kun told Reuters in an e-mailed response to questions.

Uncertainty is not good for investment business and would definitely further delay 5G deployment.”

//www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-5g-lawmakers/italy-to-drop-emergency-legislation-on-5g-golden-powers-idUSKCN1UC212

OTHER TELECOM: AT&T looking to sell operations in Puerto Rico – report

AT&T has hired a financial advisor for the potential sales of its operations in Puerto Rico, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The company has been looking at different ways to cut its debt, including the sale also of its regional sports networks and selling office space in New York City for USD 2.2 billion. A divestment of its business in Puerto Rico could bring in USD 3 billion and interest is strong, but the sources said it is still possible no deal materializes. 

The operations on the island include internet, TV, landlines and business services. The business has around USD 300 million in 12-month EBITDA, the sources said. 

//www.telecompaper.com/news/atandt-looking-to-sell-operations-in-puerto-rico-report—1301428

OTHER TELECOM: Opinion: Consumers suffer under California broadband deregulation

Now internet providers are pushing legislation to extend this disastrous policy for another decade

A decade ago, Verizon, AT&T and Google were rolling out next-generation 1000 Mbps fiber internet to homes across California. Today, despite promises of increased choice under deregulation, Google and Verizon have pulled out of the market and AT&T has focused its fiber buildout on only the highest-income neighborhoods.

What’s more, half of Americans are stuck choosing between one or two internet providers. Meanwhile, in countries like Sweden or states like Utah, families can choose from ten different providers that deliver 1000 Mbps fiber internet for less than $50 a month.

A recent study showed that fiber buildout has actually slowed in the United States, a baffling trend given that fiber internet unlocks economic development by attracting high-paying jobs and increasing property values. Unlike California, other developed economies like China and the EU have realized that universal fiber connectivity is a key economic advantage and have embraced ambitious plans to make this crucial service affordable and ubiquitous. In other words, they’ve taken an approach that’s the exact opposite of California-style deregulation. Without pro-competition policy and oversight, Californians will suffer economically.

Nearly one-third of low-income students lack access to home internet, and the primary barrier to internet access in California is cost. This lack of access translates to a lack of job opportunities and poor academic performance.

//www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/14/opinion-consumers-suffer-under-california-broadband-deregulation/

OTHER TELECOM: Under the Radar Broadband Policy

//www.benton.org/blog/under-radar-broadband-policy

OTHER TELECOM: Locally Run ISPs Offer the Fastest Broadband in America

Six out of the 10 fastest ISPs are either community-run or public/private partnerships.

Thanks to both corruption and limited competition, US broadband is routinely sluggish, pricey, with comically bad customer service. Frustrated by years of dysfunction, many towns and cities are either building their own broadband networks, developing local cooperatives, or striking partnerships with third party companies to build better networks than are currently available. 
An estimated 750 communities (and counting) have explored some variety of public-broadband option, says Christopher Mitchell, director of community broadband networks for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a nonprofit advocating for local solutions for sustainable development.

A study last year out of Harvard showed that community-run ISPs tend to offer faster, cheaper broadband and superior customer service to private ISPs. Community ISPs also tend to offer clearer pricing with fewer hidden surcharges, the study found. 
Threatened by the specter of actual competition, the telecom lobby has convinced more than two dozen states to pass laws restricting or simply banning communities from building their own broadband networks. These laws also frequently restrict a local town or city’s ability to strike public private partnerships, even if locals have voted for the option. 
After all, it’s easier to lobby the government to restrict competition—than it is to actually compete.

//www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xgne9/locally-run-isps-offer-the-fastest-broadband-in-america

HEALTH EYESIGHT OT: Interventions to improve functioning, participation, and quality of life in children with visual impairment: a systematic review

//www.surveyophthalmol.com/article/S0039-6257(18)30151-6/pdf

HEALTH: Why Is Acne More Prevalent Than Ever?

It may have something to do with your skin’s microbiome

While accurate historical data are hard to come by, evidence suggests acne rates are on the rise among both young people and adults. A 2016 studyfrom the University of Colorado found that, between 1990 and 2010, acne rates increased 11% among U.S. teens. Recent research on adult acne has also turned up evidence that it’s an “emerging issue,” especially among women.

“Acne is not normal or healthy physiology,” says Friedman. “It is chronic inflammation in the skin that can have long-lasting consequences. But there’s a lot about it we still don’t understand, especially when it comes to the microbiome.”

//elemental.medium.com/why-is-acne-more-prevalent-than-ever-11fcf90155ca

(no mention of RF but FYI)

HEALTH: Scientists recommend expanding investigation of suspected thyroid cancer clusters in NC

//pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2019/07/18/scientists-recommend-expanding-investigation-of-suspected-thyroid-cancer-clusters-in-nc/

PRIVACY: FaceApp is a privacy nightmare, but so is almost everything else you do online

The hottest app of the moment collects your data, but they’re certainly not alone.

//www.popsci.com/faceapp-privacy-security/?zA7dsSmYeDTOB8Af.01

SATELLITES: Are LEO satellites approaching a breaking point for the Pentagon?

Broadband provided by low earth orbit satellites could soon be cheaper than fiber networks, said Gen. Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a transformation that would be a boon to the Pentagon’s efforts to put its own assets in LEO constellations for missile warning capabilities, communications and more.

The ongoing miniaturization of satellites along with developments in rocket technology are lowering costs of building and launching large constellations, making them increasingly attractive to the commercial sector, he said.

//www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2019/07/17/are-leo-satellites-approaching-a-breaking-point-for-the-pentagon/

SECURITY: IRS Still Has Dozens of Cyber Fixes to Make From Last Year

Numerous security deficiencies in the agency’s IT ecosystem could leave data on millions of taxpayers at risk, according to the Government Accountability Office.

//www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2019/07/irs-still-has-dozens-cyber-fixes-make-last-year/158537/

SECURITY: Criminals are starting to use deepfakes — starting with AI-generated audio — to impersonate CEOs and steal millions from companies, which are largely unprepared, Axios’ Kaveh Waddell and Jennifer Kingson report.

  • Why it matters: Nightmare scenarios abound. As deepfakes grow more sophisticated, a convincing forgery could send a company’s stock plummeting (or soaring), to extract money or to ruin its reputation in a viral instant.
  • Imagine a convincing fake clip of Elon Musk, say, disclosing a massive defect the day before a big Tesla launch — the share price could crumple.
  • For all the talk about fake videos, it’s deepfake audio that has emerged as the first real threat to the private sector.
  • Symantec, a major cybersecurity company, says it has seen three successful audio attacks on private companies. In each, a company’s “CEO” called a senior financial officer to request an urgent money transfer. – Axios

SECURITY: My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users

Have your tax returns, Nest videos, and medical info been made public?

//arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/dataspii-inside-the-debacle-that-dished-private-data-from-apple-tesla-blue-origin-and-4m-people/

SECURITY: What happens when a country’s entire adult population is hacked?

//www.technologyreview.com/f/613973/what-happens-when-a-countrys-entire-adult-population-is-hacked/

SURVEILLANCELeave no dark corner

China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, “social credit” will bring privileges — for others, punishment.

//www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/china-social-credit-a-model-citizen-in-a-digital-dictatorship/10200278

SURVEILLANCE: Army Goggles Will Feature Facial Recognition Tech ‘Very Soon’

//www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/07/army-goggles-will-feature-facial-recognition-tech-very-soon/158528/

SMART CITIES: Making the case for ‘dumb’ cities in the age of smart tech

//www.businesstimes.com.sg/opinion/making-the-case-for-dumb-cities-in-the-age-of-smart-tech

SMART CITIES: Are smart cities an opportunity or challenge for the disabled?

//bdtechtalks.com/2019/07/17/iot-smart-cities-accessibility-challenges/

SMART CITIES: Learn about the Global City Teams Challenge – Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (GCTC-SC3)

//pages.nist.gov/GCTC/super-clusters/

SMART GRIDS: //www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/8-charts-to-illustrate-progress-on-does-smart-grid-investment-grants

and

//www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/does-3-4b-smart-grid-grant-program-the-winners

SMART HOME DEVICEIXDen Launches New IoT Security Protection Solution Following Data Breach on Billions of Smart Home Devices

//finance.yahoo.com/news/ixden-launches-iot-security-protection-090100483.html

SMART METERSSome residents blame smart meters for high energy bills, Entergy responds

//www.fox8live.com/2019/07/19/some-residents-blame-smart-meters-high-energy-bills-entergy-responds/

SMART METERS: SaskPower preparing to install 20,000 new smart meters

There are currently more than 8,000 smart meters at businesses around the province

//www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskpower-installing-20000-smart-meters-1.5217304

UTILITIES APPLIANCES: Freak storm fries thousands of dollars of appliances

Shows why surge protectors so essential

Most homeowners these days have a few high-tech stainless steel appliances, perhaps a washing machine or fridge with an LED panel on the front, and a computer chip on the inside.

If so, you need to realize that a simple power surge during a springtime storm could fry them, costing you thousands of dollars in losses.

That’s what happened recently on one street, when a storm rolled through recently.

As the wind got stronger that morning, homeowner Mike Vorheer said, “There was a popping, almost a flash of lightning in the house, and the lights over the dining room table popped off.”

A power surge tripped several of Vorheer’s circuit breakers. But they apparently did not trip quick enough. “When I opened the refrigerator door,” he said, “the lights didn’t come on.”

//www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/freak-storm-fries-thousands-of-dollars-of-appliances

UTILITIES: Maryland’s highest court rules state can trump counties in deciding where solar, wind projects can go

//www.baltimoresun.com/news/environment/bs-md-court-ruling-power-projects-20190717-ndq6q6todfhwjcnri7www7lft4-story.html

UTILITIES MAINE: Public hearing in Farmington brings more angry CMP customers

From borrowing money to pay a $1,100-plus electric bill to complaints about service to harassment to sell property for a 145-mile transmission line, customers vent their feelings to the Public Utilities Commission.

//www.centralmaine.com/2019/07/18/public-hearing-in-farmington-brings-more-angry-cmp-customers/

UTILITIESR.I. GOP challenges Raimondo’s utilities commission pick

//www.newportri.com/news/20190718/ri-gop-challenges-raimondos-utilities-commission-pick

UTILITIES: Electric Grid Modernization and Security about 1 ½ hour video

The House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing to examine electric grid modernization efforts. Experts testified on the importance of modernizing the North American power grid through research and innovation to address cybersecurity and national threat concerns as well as capacity issues, resiliency of the grid, and energy storage capabilities. They also discussed how the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can benefit the power grid today and in the future. 

//www.c-span.org/video/?462725-1/electric-grid-modernization-security

AND>:
DoE Talks Cyber Tech as Congress Works Up Grid Modernization Bills

At a July 17 hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Energy Subcommittee, Chairman Conor Lamb, D-Penn., said he wanted witness input to help inform two draft bills that the subcommittee is working on –  the Grid Cybersecurity Research and Development Act, and the Grid Modernization Research and Development Act.

//www.meritalk.com/articles/doe-talks-cyber-tech-as-congress-works-up-grid-modernization-bills/

UTILITIES: FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities to Return Tax Savings to Customers and Invest in Grid Modernization

AKRON, Ohio, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — FirstEnergy Corp.’s (NYSE: FE)Ohio utilities – Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison – announced today that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved a comprehensive settlement agreement that will return additional savings to customers related to federal income tax law changes and includes investments to modernize the electric distribution system with advanced automation equipment, real-time voltage controls and smart meters. 

//www.oilandgas360.com/firstenergy-ohio-utilities-to-return-tax-savings-to-customers-and-invest-in-grid-modernization/

UTILITIES CA: CAISO to require equipment improvements for inverter-based generation

Dive Brief:

  • The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) will require equipment improvements for renewable energy resources, requiring inverter-based generators to inject reactive current during low-voltage conditions in order to maintain grid reliability.
  • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the ISO’s tariff revisions in a July 2 order. The change is designed to allow increased integration of wind and solar power.
  • The ISO said the decision also means inverter-based generators larger than 20 MW will be required to record and store data for all frequency and voltage events, to assist with subsequent investigations.

//www.utilitydive.com/news/caiso-to-require-equipment-improvements-for-inverter-based-generation/559021/

UTILITIES NY: ConEd: Failed relay systems, not transmission equipment, caused NYC blackout

//www.utilitydive.com/news/coned-failed-relay-systems-not-transmission-equipment-caused-nyc-blackou/558830/

UTILITIES WI: 11,600 without power following explosion at Madison Gas & Electric substation

  • The fire is having a significant impact on travel in the city’s narrow isthmus, with traffic lights out and multiple streets closed. The incident coincides with an excessive heat warning, which will affect the city all day starting at 10 a.m. MG&E believes the cause was a mechanical issue, unrelated to the excessive heat the city is experiencing.

//www.utilitydive.com/news/11600-without-power-due-to-multiple-fires-at-madison-gas-electric-substa/559135/

UTILITIES: The number of electric utility rate cases increased in 2018

//www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=40133

FUNDING REQUEST: Dear friend, colleague, Madame, Sir,

As you know from my previous e-mails, I am soon at the end of the monetary line. Is there anything you, or anyone of your friends, can do?

Remember that no gift is too small, especially not with the current situation. Even a single pound, a dollar, a euro, or a yen counts. Finally, please, share this call as widely as you can on your social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.

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If you can, please, support my efforts economically via this special bank account in Nordea, clearing number 3300, account number 5308130177.
Nordea Bank, Folkungagatan 94, 116 22 Stockholm, Sweden (note change of address from previous applications)
IBAN-nummer SE8430000000005308130177
BIC-kod NDEASESS
Beneficiary:
Olle Johansson
Rådjursvägen 3
130 56 Utö
Sweden

For gifts via PayPal

Open //www.paypal.com/se/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

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Use my e-mail address olle.johansson500@gmail.com as the address for transfer.

(Please, since I work day and night trying to solve the situation, with many and long e-mail conversations, do not write back if not needed. And to you who has already contributed in the past, I say again: thank you so much! Your support means the world to me!)

With my very best regards

Yours sincerely Olle

(Olle Johansson, associate professor)

<olle.johansson500@gmail.com>

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