5G and the IoT – Hyped about, and hoped for (by industry). But apparently not going so well.

1. “The question of what 5G is actually for needs to be answered, and soon, if 5G is to have any chance of living up to the hype.”
http://www.itp.net/617667-race-to-5g-being-overwhelmed-by-h…

2. IoT marketers target vulnerable populations – seniors – but…
“No matter how loudly the vendors claim their product is different, and so simple anyone could use it, it probably isn’t. The IoT for seniors could easily end up causing more frustration and alienation than it alleviates, soaking up more caregiver time than it saves.”
Likely this will prove true for many IoT “things” and applications…and not just for seniors, but for most everyone.
https://www.networkworld.com/…/why-iot-for-seniors-is-a-lot…

3. And this stuff is oh so hackable.

“Internet of shit — As we have outlined in long and tedious detail in the past, companies that put out IoT devices or shove internet connections into updated product lines rarely consider security requirements and even more rarely update the firmware and software to keep up to date with security reports.”
https://www.theregister.co.uk/…/08/02/iot_nightmare_darktr…/

http://www.itp.net/617667-race-to-5g-being-overwhelmed-by-hype,-says-global-data

In 80’s, when the 1G mobile technology was commercialized, things were easy for the telecom industry. Users of the expensive and cumbersome technology were few and, therefore, the number of those concerned with potential health effects was small. The knowledge about the biological and health effects of microwaves was available but not many were aware of it.

Today, some 40 years later, when the 5G technology is going to be deployed on a massive scale, things are different. There is a huge number of the users of the already existing 3G and 4G technology and the applications of the 5G and IoT will make the numbers soar. Everyone, in order to function in the society, will be forced to use 5G and IoT and whether willing or not will be exposed 24/7 to the radiation energy at close distances.

The knowledge of the potential risks of the radiation energy emitted by the wireless communication appliances has increased over the 40 years. The WHO agency, IARC, has classified in 2011 radiation energy emitted by the 3G and 4G devices as possible human carcinogen (2B classification). Since then, additional studies in humans (epidemiology) and in animals (toxicology) have indicated that this radiation energy is not only possible human carcinogen (2B IARC classification) but it should be currently classified as a probable human carcinogen (2A IARC classification).

Besides the radiation energy that is emitted already by the 3G and 4G appliances, the coming deployment of the 5G technology will add a new modality of exposure – the millimeter-waves. Our knowledge about the biological and health effects of the millimeter-waves is extremely limited. How the health of billions of users of the 5G will be affected by the 5G-emitted radiation energy is a complete enigma.

In this situation of an extreme uncertainty and extreme lack of scientific knowledge anyone claiming that the 5G will be safe for the whole humanity, because all people on earth will be affected/exposed, is completely baseless.

Thus, no wonder that people would like to slow down the massive deployment of the 5G and give researchers time to conduct studies.

Australia seems to be leading the way in both, eagerness to deploy the 5G and efforts to slow this process down.

A class action lawsuit is being developed in Australia to slow down deployment of the 5G.

This message I just received from the down-under:

“…You are invited to attend a landmark event. This is BIG news.

A Class Action Lawsuit is in the process of being filed on behalf of the citizens of Australia. It addresses those entities within Government and industry seen to be failing in their duty to protect the public from harmful electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by consumer products and related infrastructure.

The intent is not to curtail useful technology, but rather prompt a comprehensive overhaul of outdated EMR safety standards so as to incorporate the full gamut of scientific evidence, as well as the true meaning of the internationally mandated “precautionary principle”. A significant part of this process involves community education and empowerment.

It is our good fortune that Barrister Ray Broomhall, of the prestigious Justice Michael Kirby Chambers in Tasmania, has agreed to take up this cause. He will be conducting a series of face-to-face briefings with the newly formed Environment and Communities Safe from Radiation Assn. Inc. (ECSFR), and members of the public who wish to attend. Assisting will be a medical doctor, radiation scientists, and team of compensation and human rights lawyers.

Specific legal procedures will be presented to enable concerned organisations and individuals to prevail over the commercial self-interest of electro-technology corporations and their Government regulators. This type of action is particularly timely due to the planned 5G network that will attempt to enforce installation of many thousands of microwave transmitters throughout populated areas.

This is the standard of undertaking many of us have long awaited. If you have been considering the risks of personal exposure to EMR, and not known how to effectively respond, here is an opportunity to join forces with the first legally supported initiative of its kind. There is no requested fee for doing so since, by definition, a Nationwide Class Action includes all non-objecting citizens of Australia.

 Let’s work together to reclaim our health and environment from the unjustifiable proliferation of health threatening electro-pollution.

http://www.emfsa.co.za/news/5g-class-action-australia/

Our message must be twofold: We oppose 5g, but are FOR safer, faster, more reliable, and far more energy efficient and cyber secure FIBER TO ALL HOMES, BUSINESSES, AND FARMS around the country.

Please listen to this excellent talk by Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

Dr. Crawford addresses the role of public regulation in helping or hindering equitable access to information technology in the U.S. and why this country is in desperate need of fiber.

“Right now, the policy of the nation is to allow the giant carriers to back up their trucks to the loading docks of the FCC, and take as much money as they can and drive away with. while extracting unbelievable rents from every part of society, not just the very poor, but also the rich, and also the business sector. It’s an extractive industry.”

When I first began campaigning against 5G, I was interviewed by Richie Allen. I had seen Marks videos and asked Richie to interview him, I told Mark that I had done so.Mark went on to have many more interviews but for some reason wanted nothing to do with the 5G campaign, he was only interested in getting people to join his political party, SUN.

Never the less I had already changed the 5G leaflets to include his political party, expecting his approval meant that he would help the campaign too, even if it just meant mentioning it on FB let alone in interviews.

He never did.

I contacted a EMF research group to ask about Gateshead and the 5G connection.

I was informed that they had offered to go to Gateshead after talking to Mark, that they had offered to test the lamp posts and the people who had been affected, all free of charge.

This was offered several times and was refused by Mark. They did NOT beg him as he has lied during a debate, why would anyone have to beg to test a lampost? Its not exactly owned by him or in his house! They asked him twice.

They informed him that the equipment that he was using was not sufficient.

Some people offered to help Mark with his campaign against 5G and he declined.

Others mentioned that it would be a good idea to keep a log and test intermittently, he declined.

I then put the research group into contact with a  a local from Gateshead, this woman had also supported Mark and even got him several interviews and they were able to pinpoint the  same areas that Mark tested. There was no 5G coming from the lamp posts.

This leads me to the conclusion that Mark and his brother, Graham,  who has been on my FB friend list under a false name of Ben Travis for some time, are not to be trusted.

In a recent debate with me he claimed that the EMF research group called BEMRI do not know what they are talking about yet the group holds one of the scientists who has put his name to a petition calling for a moratorium on 5G, along with other scientists.

Steele is happy to quote this fact in interviews even though he claims they do not know about 5G.

He claims that BEMRI are likened to Cancer Research in a debate, this is known NLP tactics, by deflecting away from the question and putting the idea in peoples mind ( people who are aware of the scam of Cancer Research) that BEMRI is also a con. This group have been involved in public awareness of the dangers of EMF and RF for nearly 60 years.

He also claims that I do not know anything about 5G but is happy to add my website to his for further information.

His arguments that Gateshead are transmitting 5G are lies, used to get people to join his political group that has NO chance of stopping 5G, it would take 3 years to even get a seat and that would be far too late.They have openly stated that 5G will be rolled out over the next 2 years!

Stop following false leaders.

This man added my Interviews via YT to his website, these were Interviews conducted BEFORE I realised what he was really about. He added these just recently, even AFTER we had debated the issues in which I had called him out, so why add them afterwards?

He called me a stalker in that debate, why? Because I had posed questions in a chat box in which he was repeating his lies about Gateshead, a public interview that asks for questions in a chat box.

Ask yourself, how is it possible for the lies about Gateshead lamposts to go mainstream on his say so? It is called Cointelpro.

We have a campaign that anyone can join and help to highlight 5G in your own community. A campaign that this man has known about since its start but who refused to even mention it, why? Because he wants you to do nothing and leave it to him and his brother to ‘ Save Us Now’. No, Its long past expecting politicians to save you, save yourself and others by joining a real fightback.https://www.vigiliae.org/5g-mass-action-campaign/https://www.vigiliae.org/5g-mass-action-campaign/

Ask Steele how is it possible that he and his brother have mobile phones with just one digit at the end different?

Government issues.

Ask the Steele brothers how they managed to get their products sold on an Israeli Homeland Security Website.

Has also got his product being sold in the UK Defence Supply Chain, as we can see here, he also has his product being sold on the Israeli Homeland security website.
UK Defence Supply has other organisations linked to it, as seen by their website, one of which is InnovateUK, who are the organisation funded by the Dept of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to push the 5G agenda.
They awarded the so called 5G test bed competition to various companies and councils and they also funded the Uk-Israeli Hub technology Conference in Israel in January 2018, they have also been given an award for Smart technology.

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The European telco secured 90 megahertz of 5G spectrum in the recent tender

Vodafone Spain has announced the launch of 5G trials in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, Malaga and Seville. The announcement follows the recent acquisition of 90 megahertz of spectrum in the the 3.6-3.8 GHz band. Vodafone had paid EUR 198 million ($ 232 million) for the 5G spectrum.

The Spanish telco said it will be using the recently acquired spectrum for the pre-commercial 5G non-standalone (NSA) tests.

Vodafone Spain also said it has already installed more than 30 antennas in collaboration with Chinese vendor Huawei in the six selected cities.

Last week, the Spanish government said it had raised a total of EUR 438 million for the sale of 5G frequencies. The government auctioned spectrum in the 3.6G HZ-3.8 GHz range, which will be key for the launch of commercial 5G services in the country. The government had set a reserve price of EUR 100 million for the 5G spectrum.

Rival operator Orange acquired a total of 60 megahertz of spectrum for EUR 132 million. The operator already holds 40 megahertz in this band.

Telefonica, which operates in the mobile segment through its Movistar brand, purchased 50 megahertz of spectrum for EUR 107 million. The company already had 40 megahertz in the 3.5GH band.

Masmovil also took part in the auction but did not acquire spectrum in the process. Masmovil had recently agreed to pay EUR 30 million to acquire 40 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band from Spanish satellite broadband operator Eurona, which it will use to provide its future 5G services. The company said it owns 80 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band following this recent acquisition.

Last year, Vodafone Spain had launched its NB-IoT network across Spain. The network is commercially available in a number of cities including Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Bilbao, Málaga Zaragoza, Santander and Seville.

The NB-IoT network was deployed within existing 800 MHz spectrum, with the telco only needing to make software updates in existing base stations in order to launch the technology. The telco previously announced that the system would be used to connect various different product categories, including gas and water meters, smart bins, fire alarms, parking meters, lighting and other types of sensors.

In June 2016, Vodafone completed a NB-IoT customer trial with Spanish water company Aguas de Valencia. In October, the telco said completed what it claimed to be the world’s first test of a NB-IoT connected product on a commercial network using a parking sensor buried in a space within the Vodafone Plaza in Madrid.

https://www.rcrwireless.com/20180730/5g/vodafone-launches-5g-trials-tag23

 

2018-0716: Petaluma City Council Regulates So-Called “Small Cell” Cell Towers

As the demand for data and cell service increases, broadband providers are currently taking steps to boost the power of wireless signals by installing new cell towers and “small cell facilities” all over the country.

Rather than getting caught flat-footed, Petaluma officials recently took proactive measures to rework the telecommunications chapters of the municipal code, implementing zoning ordinances with strict regulations for when wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon try to expand in the city.

Last week, the city council enhanced a series of requirements approved by the planning commission earlier this year that amends the city’s guidelines for cellular equipment. Around Sonoma County, cities like Santa Rosa have been dealing with the fallout from construction of small cell facilities, which are various antennas that can be attached to utility poles and operate at high frequencies to deliver data faster.

“What we realized is those facilities weren’t addressed in the code,” said economic development manager Ingrid Alverde. “They’re new, they’re not defined, they’re not particularly regulated. Staff would have to make interpretations to determine how rules would apply.”

With Mayor David Glass abstaining due to financial investments in various telecom companies, the Petaluma City Council unanimously adopted a series of stringent regulations that limit how close small cell towers can be to residential areas, and established guidelines aimed to reduce their physical and visual impact.

Each facility must be at least 500 feet from any residence and no less than 1,500 feet from another tower. Any ground-mounted equipment that can’t be installed inside the pole has to be underground within three feet of it. New wires must be installed within the circumference of the existing pole and aren’t allowed to add any height to it.

The council’s vote was followed by applause from citizens watching in the council chambers on July 16. Several residents expressed fears about the health and safety risks associated with increasing wireless signals, and warned of the ulterior motives from cell service providers.

My Street, My Choice! co-founder Helen Grieco, whose organization pushes back against the telecom trickledown into neighborhoods, said she had done research of her own and struggled to find a significant gap in cell service within the city limits:

“They want to make money. They want to be able to have kids with their devices to be able to stream movies on every street and corner in our neighborhoods — at the expense of our health, at the expense of our safety, at the expense of our constitutional rights.”

City staff began working on the small cell requirements after declining a request from Verizon to explore the possibility of leasing space on city-owned utility poles last summer. Once residents started speaking out against the possibility of intrusive installations and cities across the country began responding to pending state and federal regulations, the planning commission called for an update of Petaluma’s ordinances.

A 2016 decision by the state Public Utilities Commission mandated utilities provide access to “any pole, duct, conduit, or right-of-way” they owned or controlled, according to the ruling. PG&E spokesperson Deanna Contreras said there are approximately 90,000 poles in Sonoma County, and many are jointly owned by the power provider and various telecom companies. She did not have numbers for Petaluma.

“I can tell you that safety and reliability for our customers is PG&E’s top priority — first and foremost,” she said. City officials said there haven’t been any applications to install a small cell tower in Petaluma yet.

Still, there are numerous benefits to increasing the delivery of cell service within city limits. During the presentation to city council, Alverde and assistant city attorney Lisa Tennenbaum pointed to potential economic development since many businesses rely on capable wireless broadband. Residential areas would have access to 5G networks, and there would be short lag times for autonomous vehicles and the rare occurrences of remote surgery, for example.

Setting requirements now also protects Petaluma from pending federal or state legislation that might strip city governments of that power in the future.

“When the state legislation was working its way through last summer,” Alverde said, “it was our sense — not having read the full bill — the better our municipal code addressed the facilities and created the installation limitations, the better chance we’d have to respond within those short shot clocks and have a better chance to manage that process in a better way.”

http://scientists4wiredtech.com/2018/07/petaluma-sets-cell-phone-tower-policy/

 

Evidence is UNDENIABLE: Smart meters cause massive changes to the heart

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by 

An expert in smart meter microwave transmission power has published new research showing that, contrary to the official government narrative, the radiation emitted from smart meters directly interferes with normal heart function.

To come to this conclusion, Warren Woodward connected himself to an EKG monitor while lying near an Elster smart meter, which was connected to a high-frequency analyzer that measures microwave frequencies.

As it alternated between normal readings of 00.1 and 00.2, a monitor display showed that Woodward’s heart patterns were normal and symmetrical. But during times when it spiked to 139.3 – this being the time when the smart meter initiated data transmissions – Woodward’s EKG pattern changed dramatically in response.

In other words, when the smart meter was not sending high amounts of power, Woodward’s EKG readings were normal and natural. But when it kicked into higher output mode, the changes were “massive.”

Brief periods of alteration to normal heart rhythm aren’t much to worry about. But when these irregularities are ongoing, the heart can end up working too hard, resulting in fatigued cardiac function.

Dr. Gilberto Leon, a holistic medicine doctor from Chandler, Arizona, warns about this. He says that changes to the heart caused by smart meters are anything but symptomless or “silent,” and that major damage can take place without people even realizing it.

The constant bombardment of microwave radiation from smart meters represents “an unnatural sequence of events that we’re not programmed to respond to,” he says. Long-term exposure to smart meters, he says, can be extremely damaging to normal myocardial function.

Many of the smart meters attached to people’s homes are much stronger than the one that Woodward tested

Keep in mind that the Elster smart meter that Woodward tested only transmits at about one-quarter of a watt. Other brands like Landis and Gyr Focus, for instance, transmit closer to one watt – or nearly three times the output of the Elster brand.

This suggests that these other smart meters are perhaps even more damaging to heart function than the Elster – with potentially far worse health consequences, especially in people with pre-existing health conditions.

Woodward is also a generally healthy man who has no pre-existing heart conditions. The symptoms he suffered, in other words, were entirely the result of exposure to the Elster smart meter.

Many smart meters charge more than the electricity actually used

Another study out of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences has identified some other serious problems with smart meters – mainly that many of them overcharge customers.

More than half of the smart meters tested as part of an experiment were found to be riddled with computational and energy use errors. In some cases, false readings clocked in as high as 582 percent beyond actual usage. Right behind this were meters that had false readings of 581, 566, and 475 percent higher than the amount of energy that was actually used.

In theory, such figures could lead to some customers being charged as much as six times more than they should be for electricity usage – meaning big bucks for the utility companies pushing these things.

There are also concerns about smart meter safety, as there have been reports of the devices suddenly exploding and catching on fire. When smart meters are improperly installed, they can cause what’s known as “arcing,” which can lead to their spontaneous combustion accompanied by an electrical fire.

This is why groups like the American Academy of Environmental Medicine are calling on a total recall of all smart meters until their true effects have been properly studied. The public needs to know the risks before smart meters become so ubiquitous that turning back is no longer and option.

To learn more about the dangers of smart meters, visit SmartMeters.news.

Sources for this article include:

NaturalHealth365.com

NaturalNews.com

http://www.smartmeters.news/2018-07-25-evidence-is-undeniable-smart-meters-cause-massive-changes-to-the-heart.html

 

A much needed, refreshing musical offering, recounting one of California’s shining moments last year…when Governor Jerry Brown vetoed their “small cell” bill, SB 649.

Enjoy “The Ballad of Jerry Brown” produced by members of the Piti Theatre Company.

Recorded July 29, 2018. For more information, please visit WIN19.org.