2015-11-25 CBC reports on Canada’s cyber-vulnerability

  • CBC report on the sorry state of Canada’s preparation for a cyberattack and data hacking.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canada-cybercrime-hacking-seglins-1.3312153

 

  • Word from a member on Salt Spring that the Corix people (perhaps some Hydro people using Corix trucks, too) are taking photos of analogs supposedly to “identify any being used to steal power or are in need of repair since meter readers no longer report problems.”  If you get a chance, speak with these people and find out what is going on, why is money being spent on this, how many smeters are being read manually in your area, etc.

 

  • The good film “Take Back Your Power” is available for free viewing for the next week.

This week only, watch Take Back Your Power completely free!

From now until Tuesday, Dec 1st at midnight, you can watch it online at the link below. And feel free to share the film – forward this link, share it on FB, etc. It’s our gift to you and all the people you care about.

www.takebackyourpower.net/free-viewing

 

  • The Maryland Public Utility Commission orders the opt out fee to be reduced to $5.50 per month from $11.00. The utility was also ordered to provide a financial report re. the fees and costs – the same info I’ve been requesting and so far no response has been provided. Is Hydro so incompetent, are salaries so inflated, that our fees are more than 6 times those in Maryland and many other places??

The commission asked BGE to file quarterly reports about the ongoing revenues and costs associated with opt-out customers.

– http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-smart-meter-20151124-story.html

 

  • Studies have linked autism with exposure to RF. This paper discusses an autism cluster in California in an area of high RF levels.

http://tinyurl.com/q9ew99m


  • Lyme disease also has been linked to RF, as well as to “Electromagnetic pollution. The biggest culprits are Wi-Fi, cordless phones in the house and electric smart meters. Unplug your Wi-Fi, cordless phones and appliances in your bedroom at night.”

 http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=21898

 

  • A cybersecurity chief technologist for a major corporation warns about vulnerability of the Internet Of Things, to which smart meters are connected as will “dumb” appliances which we are being lured into buying.

 “Personal choice is being buried by the push for connectivity and ubiquity. Push back. Be proactive in how you manage your own privacy. Someday, there will be a market for personal supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for controlling the noise of IoT for real people like us.”

https://www.hpematter.com/issue-no-7-fall-2015/plugging-billion-holes-security-and-internet-things

“Dumb” devices use zigbee chips. A smeter has zigbee chip that will be used to communicate with all “$$mart” electrical devices and appliances in our homes, from hair dryers to stoves.

Telegesis (High Wycombe, England), founded in 1998, exclusively uses Silicon Labs’ ZigBee technology in its module products, which are deployed in smart meters, USB adapters and gateways for smart energy applications. The firm provides modules to many of the world’s top smart metering manufacturers.”

 http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1328332

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Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”   Albert Einstein

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