2018-08-05 Airport Wi-Fi especially vulnerable to hacking

[4G – 5G mmW Microcell / Small Cell Towers – Adam Joinson (Cheltenham Science Festival) – AVs – BCCDC – Children – Digital Addiction – Doctor Jon Goldin (Royal College of Psychologists) – EMFs – FCC – FDA – GlobalData (Ed Thomas) – Hacking (ARP Poisoning) – Health Canada – Higher Bills (Audit, Beverly Bradley, Complaints, Controversy Test, Estimates, Jerry McCormick, Marilyn Jenkins, Meter Reader Errors) – IAFF – IoT – Lloyd’s of London Insurance – Mueller Hersey Water Smart Meter Problems (Data Network Defect, Failures, Katie Keach, Lorraine Gain, PUD, Replacements, Warranties, William Coffey) – Naomi WolfOona McOuat Letter to Bethany Lindsay, Esther Enkin, Jennifer McGuire, Treena Wood re BCHRT BC Human Rights Tribunal & Decision by Walter Rilkoff (Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, EHS / ES Accommodation)Otis Brawley (American Cancer Society) – Pets – San Diego International Airport – Security Report by Coronet – Skin Sweat Glands – Smart Cities – Smartphones – Social Media (Anxiety, Cyberbullying, Depression, Facebook, Self-esteem, Sleep, Twitter) – Studies – WHO – Wi-Fi in Schools – Wireless Devices – Yael Stein | BC – Canada – San Diego, California, USA] & (videos) & Websites

1)    Two interesting articles regarding San Diego. One involves water smeters failing to transmit water use wirelessly.

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San Diego, CA, USA – Smart Water Meter Problems – Hersey by Mueller

Glitch in 57,000-Plus Smart Meters Prevents Them From Being Smart (news video at link)
Problems remain in the city’s $67-million dollar smart water meter program.

Millions of dollars worth of smart water meters already installed in homes across the city of San Diego could have a glitch that prevents them from relaying water use wirelessly. And for more than two years, the city has no record of trying to fix or address the problem.  Last month, NBC 7 Responds and media partner Voice of San Diego first disclosed the “glitch”, which had never been discussed publicly by the Public Utilities Department. A department spokesperson told us the glitch, identified in Hersey Meters, was described as being “minor” and that “no corrective action was required”.  But emails obtained by NBC 7 Responds and media partner Voice of San Diego show water officials appeared to initially take the glitch seriously.”

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/More-Than-57000-Smart-Meters-Could-Have-A-Glitch-That-Prevents-Them-From-Being-Smart-489931861.html

The second, below the article about the smeters, is about the insecurity of Wi-Fi use in airports, specifically San Diego’s airport.  Within the article is a link to a downloadable report by security firm Coronet.

‘Evil Twin’ Wi-Fi Network Lurks at S.D. Airport

“Flying the friendly skies is an ordeal, and now comes news that just sitting on the ground and connecting to airport Wi-Fi can put you in big jeopardy. A report released last month by an Internet security firm declared that San Diego International Airport is the nation’s worst when it comes to cybersecurity.”

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/morning-report-state-supreme-court-rocks-san-diego-city-hall/

“How Insecure Airport Wi-Fi is Putting Devices & Cloud Apps at Severe Risk”
http://www.coro.net/airportthreats/
(The report, which is downloadable, I have not read.)

2)    Warnings in advance of a new report: children should not be given smartphones because they are very addictive.

https://www.technocracy.news/addictive-smartphones-major-threat-to-young-children/

Addictive Smartphones Major Threat To Young Children

The addictive nature of smartphones has been documented for years, but Big Tech has successfully suppressed the research that would guide parents to protect their children. Technocrats don’t let anything get in the way of their scientific ‘solutions.’ TN Editor

Parents should be given official advice warning them not to give their children smartphones before they reach secondary school, a leading psychiatrist has warned…

The psychiatrist called on social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to make it more difficult for young people to lie about their age and create accounts before they turn 13.  

Dr Goldin’s comments come ahead of the publication of a report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which assesses the damage caused by children spending too much time online. 

https://www.technocracy.news/addictive-smartphones-major-threat-to-young-children/

3)    Some in the industry have been expressing doubts about what 5G will be, and if it can achieve anything that is worth the money and fuss.  With the Huawei equipment being used, who knows what the possible problems could be if it goes live.

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/07/hypocrisy-not-democracy-the-fcc-joins-the-telecom-industry-big-wireless-in-forcing-small-cell-towers-in-front-of-homes-and-everywhere-else.html

5G: Race to 5G being overwhelmed by hype, says GlobalData

 

“Lack of killer use cases, excessive promotion makes it uncertain if 5G will live up to promises GlobalData says that the 5G communications are in danger of being a disappointment, due to the excessive hype coming from the telco sector and government.

The data and analytics company said that the ‘race to 5G’ has moved beyond the telecoms industry and become a priority for governments around the world, but it remains unclear whether the end result will ultimately be worth the effort.

The company’s latest report, ‘5G – Thematic Research’, states that the hype around 5G has been building for so long now that it can be easy to forget that it will not become widely commercially available until 2019 at the earliest. Even then, uptake will be minimal – just 0.09% of all mobile data traffic will be carried over 5G by the end of 2019, according to GlobalData’s Global Mobile Broadband Forecast.

The last few years have seen significant investment in 5G, both by the telecoms sector and government agencies. However, articulating exactly what 5G will offer the consumer, beyond simply increased download speeds, remains a struggle. The most commonly cited use cases for 5G include enabling autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities, but these all require more than just fast, responsive networks if they are to become pervasive.”

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

4)    This sounds too odd to be true but I think it is. The FDA in the USA just approved a drug to reduce sweating. Could this be related to scientific reports that warn of excessive sweating due to exposure to milliwave frequencies?  According to the video, the side effects of the drug are horrible, yet it has been approved for children as young as 9.  All of this in addition to it being flammable!!

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/08/exposure-5g-towers-cause-excessive-sweating-new-prescription-excessive-armpit-sweating-approved-fda-5g-rollout.html

Exposure to 5G Small Cell Towers Can Cause Excessive Sweating. New Prescription for Excessive Armpit Sweating Approved by FDA in Time for Massive 5G Rollout.

“It is flammable, though, and users may also experience other unpleasant side effects in addition to their shirts catching fire. However, those who have personally experienced excessive armpit sweating understand why many people will try this product as well as provide it to their children.

It’s an interesting coincidence that the FDA approved this prescription just in time for the forced mass “rollout” or installation of 4G and 5G small cell towers in residential yards and everywhere else in U.S. communities as well as overseas.  Research has already determined that exposure to 5G can cause excessive sweating.”

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/08/exposure-5g-towers-cause-excessive-sweating-new-prescription-excessive-armpit-sweating-approved-fda-5g-rollout.html

[First Drug for Excessive Underarm Sweating by Pharma Digest – YouTube – July 04, 2018:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bNJnrp5LfI]

 

Letters:

 

From: Oona McOuat  (name given with permission)
Sent: August 4, 2018
To: bethany.lindsay@cbc.ca; treena.wood@cbc.ca
Cc: Esther Enkin <ombudsman@cbc.ca>; Jennifer McGuire <jennifer.mcguire@cbc.ca>

Subject: July 17 Tribunal/Wi-Fi article reveals a lack of Professional Judgement

Dear Esther, Bethany, Treena, & Jennifer,

I hope you are having a restful summer.

I am writing to share my serious concerns with Bethany Lindsay’s July 17 piece on the BC Human Right’s Tribunal’s ruling on “T”: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/no-proof-b-c-boy-s-migraines-caused-by-wi-fi-tribunal-rules-1.4749336

Why? This article was much more than a straight-up report on the Tribunal’s decision. In her piece, the journalist chose specific facts to prove there is “No Scientific Evidence” – (her words, not mine) – for EHS or T’s claim. The two primary sources she chose to substantiate this statement are one-sided and ridiculously out-dated:

1. The words “No scientific evidence” (repeated twice) link to the WHO’s 2005 “backgrounder” on EHS – http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/facts/fs296/en/

(This 2017 scientific review sheds light on the WHO’s compromised position on radiofrequency radiation and health: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5504984/)

2. Ms. Lindsay’s article then features a quote from a 2011 Health Canada blurb on EHS which links back to the WHO 2005 article above!

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/radiation/consumer-radiation/electric-magnetic-fields/electromagnetic-hypersensitivity-consumer-radiation.html

(As an aside – the WHO classified electromagnetic radiation as a class 2B – possible carcinogen – in 2011. There is currently a global campaign spear-headed by 256 world-renowned scientists who have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological harm caused by EMF to have this classification updated to a Group 2A or Group 1 carcinogen https://emfscientist.org/ .)

Back to the quote (which Ms. Lindsay presents as a fact):

“In fact, in studies where EHS sufferers have been intentionally exposed to EMFs, they did not exhibit symptoms of the condition or even detect they were being exposed, according to Health Canada.”

It does not take much sleuthing to see that this quote used by the journalist to support her “EHS is all in your head” thesis originates from a 2008 letter written by Health Canada, Electromagnetic sensitivity which then links to one study done by King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry between 2003-2005 which exposed 60 electrosensitive people to a 900 MHz GSM mobile phone signal for 50 minutes.   https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/332/7546/886.full.pdf

The moment the “evidence” above was presented as fact by Ms. Lindsay, the article moved out of the arena of straight reporting to supporting one side of the “debate”. Clearly the end result is a piece of scientifically biased, outdated, and dangerously misleading journalism.

Interestingly enough, the 3rd link that appears under the “No Scientific Evidence” Heading, the BCCDC’s 2016 document Radiofrequency and Health http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Guidelines%20and%20Forms/Guidelines%20and%20Manuals/EH/RPS/BCCDC%20RF%20Health%20Report.pdf suggests taking a precautionary approach to Wi-Fi, but the journalist neglected to share this part of the story:

“For Wi-Fi systems, access points (routers) should be at least one meter away from where you are working; on the other hand, if access points are far from the terminal devices (such as a computer), a poor connection can increase the output power. In addition, Wi-Fi in the home can be turned off when not in use.”

The framing of the article in question and the quotes from tribunal member Walter Rilkoff which the journalist chose to use portray T’s mother and grandmother as controlling, medically uninformed, and frankly, cruel.

Missing is the 2014 physician’s report contained within the Tribunal’s ruling that states:

“[T] who is now 10 years old and needs to be accommodated for his disability. Electro Hypersensitivity EHS sensitivity to the Electromagnetic Radiation. He is one of the 3% of the population who is recognized by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal as having symptoms of EHS. To avoid a reoccurrence of [T’s] EHS I would recommend avoidance of all wireless technology in his home and school setting.”

I could go on, but obviously re-writing this article is not my job. I hope you consider issuing a retraction and an apology, however, as inept and inaccurate journalism is not what I expect from the CBC, (which I cherish!)

With Warm Regards,
Oona
Oona McOuat.com

 

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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