2017-05-11 ITRON bought company specializing in “demand response”

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1)    Hacking continues to be a major problem for “smart” devices such as smeters, and the homes, and the vast majority of companies cannot guarantee safety. In fact, BC Hydro and FortisBC are doing nothing (that we’ve been told), trying to convince us that encryption is sufficient.

         

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The growth of smart homes segment is dependent on IoT manufacturers, distributors, and enterprise and individual consumers. An AT&T report found that while thousands of companies intend to deploy IoT devices, only 14 percent of these companies can guarantee the safety and security of these devices. One of the biggest challenges for securing these devices is that they don’t connect to the internet using the old methods, such as LAN cables like we’re used to…

There is also the sensitive issue of information privacy that also threatens to take down the IoT before it matures…

On many occasions, researchers have demonstrated how easy it is to gain entry to a smart home using rudimentary tools. For instance, at a 2014 Black Hat event, researchers demonstrated how easy it was to break and turn the Nest smart thermostat into a data-stealing machine within seconds. Another team from Germany demonstrated how they hacked into a smart meter and used the data to find out what TV show the user was watching in real-time.”

http://tech.co/security-essential-smart-home-2017-05

2)    One of our members would like to know if anyone has submitted a claim to the Human Rights Tribunal [http://www.bchrt.bc.ca/]

[http://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng/content/what-can-i-expect] regarding involuntary exposure to microwave radiation, regardless of source, e.g. smart meter, Wi-Fi at work, Wi-Fi in schools.  If you have, could you please email Janis at  iknowjanis@shaw.ca  and let her know if it was accepted or rejected.

3)    One thing that utilities are able to do to customers who have been smetered is to reduce or shut off power remotely. Once people have “smart” appliances, and if the ZigBee chip is activated (and this can be done without our knowing), then BC Hydro/Fortis BC will have control over when and if our appliances are shut off should there be a perceived shortfall of energy. It’s called “Demand-side Management”.

Demand-side Management (DSM) Aspect Of AMI Smart Meters

AMI SMs will make DSM an automatic “built-in” feature customers will have no say about how it’s implemented by the utility.  It’s there to be used at the sole discretion and control of the utility.  So, don’t be surprised if your air conditioner goes quiet for 15 minutes, or longer, during peak demand periods.  Nothing may be wrong with your air conditioning unit; it may be your electric company sending a microwave signal to your AMI Smart Meter to shut off the air conditioner, specifically newer models or a “smart, energy-saver” air conditioner with a built-in ZigBee transmitter, which operates on microwaves in the gigahertz range.

The same DSM principle for “brown outs” can be applied to other appliances: refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, or other “high demand” appliances in your home.  That’s what utilities’ algorithms are all about: monitoring your electric consumption by recording and tracking each appliance’s electrical ‘signature’.  Onzo explains how that’s done and what utilities do with it.”

http://www.activistpost.com/2017/05/demand-side-management-dsm-aspect-ami-smart-meters.html

4)    What a coincidence — ITRON has just bought a company specializing in “Demand response”… Here is Wikipedia’s definition of “Demand Response”:  In many respects, demand response can be put simply as a technology-enabled economic rationing system for electric power supply.”

Itron to Acquire Comverge for $100M, Diving Into the Demand Response Business

“Smart metering giant Itron announced Monday that it will acquire demand response provider Comverge for about $100 million. It’s a move that puts Itron into a totally new business.”

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/itron-to-acquire-comverge-for-100m-dive-into-demand-response-business

5)    Another member is asking if anyone who gets electricity from FortisBC still has an analog. If so, could you please email me at:  dsnoble@shaw.ca  with “Fortis analog” on the subject line?

Letters:

Sent by X to the Health Officers who work for Perry Kendall.

Contact info is available at:
http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/bc-contact-e-mail-lists/
[http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/bc-medical-health-officers-and-provinical-health-officer-november-2016.pdf]

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From: X
Sent: May 10, 2017
To: X

Subject: Correction to: “Thanks for the experimentation on children”

Dear Medical Health Officer:

Please accept my correction to an embarrassing error in my email of yesterday, which wrongly suggested the BC Provincial Health Office was included in an article on the main page of the www.bioinitiative.org website. This was incorrect.

The statement:

“Another article on the main page of this site explains why the WHO (staffed by industry insiders) and our Provincial Health Office continues to support fraudulent safety ‘guidelines’ like ‘Safety Code 6’.”

Should read:

“Another article on this site explains why the WHO (staffed by industry insiders) continues to support fraudulent safety ‘guidelines’ like ‘Safety Code 6’, the error then being promulgated downstream to other organizations such as our Provincial Health Office”

The BC Provincial Health Office is, however, featured in an another article on a similar topic by Ronald Melnick, PhD., who designed the protocol for the recent National Toxicology Program study researching the connections between wireless radiation and cancer.

When it became clear that such a connection existed, the NTP released their partial findings (Link 1 below) as a warning to the public.

This warning was then dismissed by BC’s Provincial Health Office based on it’s apparent ignorance of how such studies are done. A misleading letter discrediting the NTP study was published on behalf of the Provincial Health Office (Link 2). Ronald Melnick’s kind corrections to the BC Provincial Health Office’s misunderstandings are included below (Link 3). Apparently these corrections were not well received, as requests for the Provincial Health Office to remove the discredited and misleading information continues to be ignored.

Link 1:
https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/results/areas/cellphones/

Link 2:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/radiofrequency-and-health

Link 3:
https://ehtrust.org/ronald-melnick-phd-responds-british-columbias-provincial-health-officer-review-national-toxicology-programs-partial-findings-cell-phones-cancer/

I trust the rest of the information you are receiving from the Provincial Health Office is accurate.

Thank you.
X

Information on a webinar of possible interest in learning more about the effects of wireless on vulnerable populations is below:

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF QUEBEC –WWW-ASEQ-EHAQ.CA

Environmental Sensitivities Awareness Day

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To  Health Officers
Sent: May 9, 2017
To: X

Subject: Thanks for the experimentation on children

Hello Medical Health Officer:

I’m pasting a report below, one of hundreds that could be sent, from the www.bioInitiative.org website, the most trusted name in independent (i.e. not bought and paid for by industry) research scientists in the ‘wireless’ field. Another article on the main page of this site explains why the WHO (staffed by industry insiders) and our Provincial Health Office continues to support fraudulent safety ‘guidelines’ like ‘Safety Code 6’.

The evidence of harm from wireless below the level of ‘Safety Code 6’ is overwhelming and indisputable to any intelligent person who researches the field in depth. ‘In depth’ research is required to overcome the mountains of intentionally manufactured ‘tobacco science’ that obscures the truth. It is well known by independent science, and by the militaries of the world, what ‘wireless’ does to the human body. The BC Provincial Health Office, however, hasn’t gotten the message.

In B.C. it appears necessary for the Provincial Health Office to put the economic support of the wireless ‘smart meter’ and other programs over the health of the population. Why do we have a Provincial Health Office at all? Why not let the wireless industry pay your salaries?

The cancer industry, poised to reap windfall future profits, likewise remains silent as the Provincial Health Officer hides in his office, refusing to meet the public, and releases pathetic ‘no convincing evidence’ statements.

I encourage you to try to find the courage to do the job a medical health officer should be doing… protecting the health of the population… not hiding behind a politicized and corrupt bureaucracy and sending insulting form letters to the public extolling the safety of what is obviously not safe.

You and your family are subject to the same increasing risks as all of us and will not escape this electroplague. You have a higher calling in life than supporting the official lie. It’s time to stand up and do your job.

Thank you.
X

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New Studies Show Health Risks from Wireless Tech:  Warnings from the BioInitiative Working Group/University at Albany, Rensselaer, New York /April 16, 2014

The BioInitiative Working Group says evidence for health risk from wireless tech is growing stronger and warrants immediate action.  The Group released a mid-year update covering new science studies from 2012 to 2014.

New studies intensify medical concerns about malignant brain tumors from cell phone use. “There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumor) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile and cordless phones” says Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD at Orebro University, Sweden, according to studies released in 2012 and 2013. “Epidemiological evidence shows that radiofrequency should be classified as a known human carcinogen. The existing FCC/IEEE and ICNIRP public safety limits are not adequate to protect public health.”

The BioInitiative reports nervous system effects in 68% of studies on radiofrequency radiation (144 of 211 studies) in 2014.  This has increased from 63% in 2012 (93 of 150 studies) in 2012.  Studies of extremely-low frequency radiation are reported to cause nervous system effects in 90% of the 105 studies available in 2014.  Genetic effects (damage to DNA) from radiofrequency radiation is reported in 65% (74 of 114 studies); and 83% (49 of 59 studies) of extremely-low frequency studies.

Mobile wireless devices like phones and tablets are big sources of unnecessary biological stress to the mind and body that can chip away at resilience over time.  The Report warns against wireless in schools.   Schools should provide internet access without Wi-FI.

“It is essentially an unregulated experiment on childrens’ health and learning.

Microwave from wireless tech disrupts thinking – what could be worse for learning?  Technology can be used more safely with wired devices that do not produce these biologically-disruptive levels of microwave radiation” said Cindy Sage, Co-Editor of the BioInitiative Report.

Federal programs like ConnectED  and E-Rate are calling for wireless classrooms while ignoring the health evidence.  Hyperactivity, concentration problems, anxiety, irritability, disorientation, distracted behavior, sleep disorders, and headaches are reported in clinical studies.

Government reviews on health impacts of wireless radiofrequency radiation from the European Union and Australia continue to be inconclusive largely because they require certainty before issuing warnings.  The FCC review of health impacts from wireless technologies is still underway, but has not affected the federal push for wireless classrooms.

See: www.bioinitiative.org
Contact: info@bioinitiative.org
David O. Carpenter, MD dcarpenter@albany.edu

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Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it…….   
~ Upton Sinclair 
(Does this explain Perry Kendall’s lack of action?)