2017-04-15 Cybersecurity: Who controls the Off Switch?

[Bhupesh Segal Appeal – BSNL Cell Towers – Cell Phones / Cordless Phones Studies – DCC – Doctor Bryan Rogoff – Eye Doctors / Blue Light Health Problems – Glioma Brain Cancer – Harish Chand Tiwari Lawsuit / Nivedita Sharma and Surushi Mittal – Itron – Naresh Chand Gupta Lawsuit – Off Switch Vulnerabilities – Precautionary Principle – Privacy – RF – Smart Grid Security – Supreme Court [BC – Canada – India – UK] & (audio)

(audio 24:01) Are Cell Phones and Tablets Frying Your Kid’s Brains? Sharon Noble – April 14, 2017 – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – April 14, 2017: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/are-cell-phones-and-tablets-frying-your-kids-brains-why-is-bc-charging-so-much-for-smart-meters/

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1)    A technical paper but well worth the effort to understand the evidence that confirms the relationship between cell phone/cordless phone usage and brain cancers, and the methods used by industry-affiliated researchers to mislead.

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“Evaluation of Mobile Phone and Cordless Phone Use and Glioma Risk Using the Bradford Hill Viewpoints from 1965 on Association or Causation”

https://tinyurl.com/l5gpgza 

2)    A rhetorical debate about the Supreme Court Decision in India in which a cell tower is held to be responsible for one man’s cancer. It is argued that the Precautionary Principle is being followed in the manner intended, putting the onus on the company to prove that the RF radiation is safe rather than force the victim to prove it is dangerous. The final decision is yet to be made, but the Precautionary Principle has been recognized by Canada – but only formally with regard to the environment (and that may no longer be the case).

“The correlation between harmful radiation from the cell phone tower and Tiwari’s cancer is yet to be proved conclusively; but the court apparently thought that the BSNL had so far failed to prove that its radiation is safe, or could not have caused Tiwari’s cancer, as the burden is upon them to show proof under the precautionary principle.”

http://www.legallyindia.com/supreme-court/legally-explained-can-i-get-my-neighbour-s-cell-phone-tower-removed-now-after-sc-applied-precautionary-principle-20170413-8447

3)    Cybersecurity and its complexities. The smeters are “shockingly vulnerable” and, as others have warned, are the entry points for attacks to the grid. This is an excellent point to make at election meetings. Does any politician even know about this issue? I doubt it. Was it investigated before the contract with ITRON was signed? Apparently the fire issue wasn’t, so why would security?

“Who Controls the Off Switch?”

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/Papers/meters-offswitch.pdf

This information warning about privacy and security vulnerabilities was given to the UK govt. years ago and, it is feared, nothing has changed.

Government warned of smart meter security threat back in 2012”                   

““The DCC will have the ability to disable any meter remotely, a facility that creates a significant cyber security threat in the form of enabling an attacker – insider or outsider – to centrally disrupt or otherwise interfere with energy supplies,” said the report.”

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500279800/Government-warned-of-smart-meter-security-threat-back-in-2012

4)    Eye doctors are now becoming aware of, and concerned about, blue light from screens.  Remember this software program that can reduce the blue light on your computer.

https://justgetflux.com/

Battling Blue Light

For years, researchers have studied the association between dysfunctional sleep-wake cycles and other health problems, such as diabetes and some forms of cancer. The systemic effect of blue light is something Bryan Rogoff, O.D., a private practice consultant in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area, always talks to his clients about, especially for different practice models. As doctors of optometry join accountable care groups and move toward a coordinated care model, Dr. Rogoff urges them to screen patients for blue light eye damage—and conduct a thorough case history that incorporates patients’ sleep patterns—and how it relates to metabolic and cardiovascular changes that affect their bodies.”

http://www.aoa.org/news/clinical-eye-care/battling-blue-light?sso=y

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

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