There will be no update tomorrow night as I will be traveling.
1) New report finds that the “smart” devices are the route for hackers and viruses. ZigBee chips appear to be the entry way. $$meters have ZigBee chips and so do all “$mart” appliances and electronics.
“Researchers report in a paper to be made public on Thursday that they have uncovered a flaw in a wireless technology that is often included in smart home devices like lights, switches, locks, thermostats and many of the components of the much-ballyhooed “smart home” of the future…
The researchers found that the ZigBee standard can be used to create a so-called computer worm to spread malicious software among internet-connected devices.”
2) Below is an email from one member who was told by an Electrician that he has seen “lots” of melted smeters. I have doubts about his statement that BC Hydro has paid for repairs, given the Tariff statement that says they won’t. Of course BC Hydro intimidates Electricians, just as they intimidate their employees, with threats of making it difficult to get permits to perform work for customers should they speak out.
If you know any recently retired Electrician, please see if he has had similar experiences and, if so, if he would speak out.
3) NEWSWEEK’s Nov. 11 issue will have an article about the cell phone label law in Berkeley, California. Major that a magazine like this has taken this on with some excellent information.
“U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of San Francisco allowed the Berkeley cellphone warning law to take effect in January. In a hearing last year, Chen read from an iPhone manual cautioning that the device could exceed federal radiation-exposure guidelines if carried closer than five-eighths of an inch from the body. “The mandated disclosure truthfully states that federal guidelines may be exceeded where spacing is not observed, just as the FDA accurately warns that ‘tobacco smoke can harm your children,’” Chen wrote .
The wireless association appealed Chen’s decision to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. In September, Olson and Lessig debated the matter before a three-judge panel. The judges are expected to issue a written ruling in the next few months.”
4) Many of us have been approached by Telus encouraging us to accept the fiber optic cable box on our homes, telling us this is a service that will bring wired access that is far superior to the current method. But we’ve learned that this fiber optic cable is the backbone for the small cell towers that are being put right in front of our homes, often just a few feet from bedrooms where we and our families sleep. Here is the next shoe to fall – Telus has started installation of 5G technology. Notice the misleading term “fibre-wireless”.
“Huawei, one of the world’s largest telecommunications and ICT suppliers, today announced a memorandum of understanding with TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing national telecommunications company, to establish a “5G Living Lab”. This innovative new project will test approaches to deliver a next-generation converged fibre-wireless network in downtown Vancouver. The announcement was made on the occasion of the visit of the Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, to Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen.”
5) From C4ST re. Minister of Health Philpott – sounds as if they got the same nothing response we got. Please keep writing Philpott, copying the members of HESA and your MLA (https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members) and me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you are aware, the Minister of Health was due to respond to the Parliamentary Health Committee’s Report on Safety Code 6 guideline, “RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND THE HEALTH OF CANADIANS by early/mid October. The Minister responded on Oct. 6th:
See Health Minister Philpott’s official response to the 2015 HESA Recommendations. HERE
In order to encourage the Minister to prioritize her time to investigate the concerns raised by two separate Parliamentary Committees, we ran our Moms Who Care campaign. We were successful in sending close to 1,000 individual emails to the Minister with copies to your local MP’s. Thank you to those who took the necessary two minutes to send an email using the template provided. To the thousands of members of C4ST who did not send an email, I can’t help but wonder why not?
Unfortunately, it appears that the Minister did not investigate the issue directly herself, but accepted the response from Health Canada at face value. We continue to believe that Health Canada is not supporting the direction from the Liberal government to base its policies on evidence-based decision making. The response contained the same non-transparent, incomplete and outdated-science based responses we have heard for years. Health Canada continues to dismiss current, published, evidence-based science that shows harm below current Safety Code 6 levels.
We will be providing an update on our next course of action shortly…..
Sent: November 1, 2016
To: Sharon Noble
Subject: Re: Talk with an electrician
Electrician came by re: moving meter base off house onto a post. We have underground lines. Apparently, I have to contact a 1-800 Hydro number to get specs where the lines are underground so he knows what he is working with.
We have to consider that we have a gas meter right below our electrical meter, maybe 18″ below. Gas stations used to have warning signs not to use a cell phone, so if there was ever a s meter installed, the signals would be a concern.
He had to fix plenty of baseplates since the s meters and when I asked if he had seen any melted s meters, he chuckled and said “Yup, lots.” He did mention the problem was mostly because of the connection. He said that Hydro had paid for all the repairs that he knew of.
I told him that there seem to be more power surges that blow appliances now with the s meters than there had been with the analogs. He knows that the s meters don’t have surge arresters. He said an option would be these new surge protector devices he’s been installing that are connected in the line before your electrical panel, to protect from surges. They are about $200.