1) Canada is still wrestling with Huawei’s involvement with Telus and Bell and the development/implementation of 5G. This article really underplays how far along Huawei’s involvement is. The microcells outside many homes have Huawei transmitters and Huawei participates in the pilot projects and development of the grid. As the IoT matures, Huawei will have access to much more data, both commercial and personal, and, I assume, will have the key to the grid, enabling it to turn it off and on if the Chinese government so orders.
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Political pressure grows as Trudeau government moves closer to Huawei 5G decision
“In Canada, China-based Huawei Technologies, Sweden’s Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia are among the leading candidates to help telecommunication firms such as BCE and Telus build their 5G networks….
Some security experts say Huawei’s participation could give it access to an array of digital data gleaned from how, when and where Canadian customers use their electronic devices. In turn, the theory goes, Chinese security agencies could pressure the company into handing over the personal information.”
2) An article that was in the Victoria Times Colonist (and many other newspapers across North America) this weekend, and which needs to be expanded. The author is raising awareness about “smart” devices, but does not advise about how 5G and the IoT will increase this vulnerability dramatically. He works for Associated Press and I hope some of you will take a minute and write to him about this issue.
Here is some info on him which might help lead to his email address but emails addressed to him at the AP address should reach him. https://www.linkedin.com/in/anick-jesdanun-6a0b1883 or firstname.lastname@example.org for general inquiries.
Beware of the smart device: Ways to stay private and safe
“Did someone invite a spy into your home over the holidays? Maybe so, if a friend or family member gave you a voice-controlled speaker or some other smart device.
It’s easy to forget, but everything from internet-connected speakers with voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa to television sets with built-in Netflix can be always listening – and sometimes watching, too. As with almost all new technology, installing such devices means balancing privacy risks with the conveniences they offer.”
3) Different companies are approaching 5G differently. Some are using microcells primarily while others are just adding more transmitters to their large towers. Some are using lower frequencies, in the 600 Mhz range, while others are using or plan to use milliwave frequencies. But the companies are the same in that they don’t want us to know how harmful and invasive this technology is.
What AT& T, Verizon and T-Mobile don’t want you to know about their 5G deployments
“Sure, they’ll make broad statements about their investments and intentions to eventually blanket the country with 5G. When it launched its 5G service at the end of 2019, T-Mobile said it had deployed more than 25,000 new towers and cell sites to provide 5G to 200 million points of presence (PoPs). Still, it’s not disclosing exactly how many 5G cell sites it’s deployed and their exact locations.
CTIA, which lobbies for the big wireless carriers in the U.S., has estimated the industry may need more than 800,000 small cells by 2026. But you’re not going to get the individual companies to readily reveal exactly how many 5G cell sites—macro plus small cells and everything in between—they’re deploying….
Sprint, whose fate is being decided one way or another through that trial, did say that it has “thousands” of 5G Massive MIMO macro sites on air today across its nine 5G cities. “Since launching commercial 5G service we have continued to light up new sites in our nine 5G markets—in August we were at approximately 11 million people covered with Sprint 5G, and [at the] end of October we announced we’d hit approximately 16 million people covered,” a spokesperson said.
Notably, the spokesperson said Sprint currently doesn’t use 5G small cells, but it’s exploring the feasibility of potentially adding an underlay 5G small cell network to its 5G macro network.”
4) A really good documentary until the last 3 minutes when it loses me. Good info about the spread of 5G and the silence of the media.
5G: Next Gen Health Dangers
A summary of it for those who do not or cannot listen to YouTubes.
New Mini-Documentary Gives Warnings About 5G Cell Towers
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” Margaret Mead