1) The UK is permitting Huawei to participate in building the 5G network because doing otherwise would delay the implementation of 5G (according to the telecoms). The government says Huawei will not be involved in “sensitive” areas, but what about being able to inject viruses or being able to hack the major infrastructure. This leaves Canada as the only member of a major Western government group yet to decide whether to allow Huawei to have partner in our grids.
Please see below a letter written to our government officials asking for consideration of our safety and security re. Huawei and 5G. I hope others will write to MPs, etc. [https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/contact/] because silence is consent.
U.K. will let Huawei play role in building 5G networks, defying U.S. pressure
“U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday granted Chinese telecom giant Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G mobile network, resisting U.S. pressure to exclude the company from next generation communications based on fears China could use it to steal secrets.
In the biggest test of his post-Brexit foreign policy to date, Johnson ruled that “high-risk vendors” would be allowed into the “non-sensitive” parts of 5G networks, but their involvement would be capped at 35 per cent.
They would be excluded from the sensitive core of networks, where data is processed, and banned from all critical networks and sensitive locations such as nuclear sites and military bases, the government said….
“We’ve never ‘trusted’ Huawei and the (measures) you can see exist because we treat them differently to other vendors,” Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of the GCHQ signals intelligence agency, said in a technical post.”
2) A new paper by Dr. Ron Kostoff and Dr. Paul Heroux et al for which I have been able to obtain only the abstract. It sounds as if this is a very important report and I will try to get a complete copy to share. We need to know the effects of 5G in our ordinary, daily lives.
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ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS OF 5G MOBILE NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY UNDER REAL-LIFE CONDITIONS
“It emphasizes that most of the laboratory experiments conducted to date are not designed to identify the more severe adverse effects reflective of the real-life operating environment in which wireless radiation systems operate. Many experiments do not include pulsing and modulation of the carrier signal…
This article also presents evidence that the nascent 5 G mobile networking technology will affect not only the skin and eyes, as commonly believed, but will have adverse systemic effects as well.”
3) Is 5G just a fantastic scam that may never provide all the fabulous promised benefits? And why the rush to “win the race”?
The ‘Race To 5G’ Is A Giant Pile Of Lobbyist Nonsense
” We’ve noted for a while that the “race to 5G” is largely just the byproduct of telecom lobbyists hoping to spike lagging smartphone and network hardware sales. Yes, 5G is important in that it will provide faster, more resilient networks when it’s finally deployed at scale years from now. But the society-altering impacts of the technology are extremely over-hyped, international efforts to deploy the faster wireless standard aren’t really a race, and even if it were, our broadband maps are so terrible (by design) it would be impossible to actually determine who won.”
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From: Trish Faurot (name given with permission)
To: “Prime Minister” <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, “Elizabeth May” <email@example.com>, “Elizabeth May” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Premier John Horgan” <email@example.com>
Sent: January 28, 2020
Subject: Huawei to Hell | The Tyee
I am forwarding this article due to my extreme concern about the future of Canada as an independent nation and the quality of life for Canadian citizens. Please read the article in full. Also, please do some research on the harmful effects to all life forms of 5G radiation before going forward with rolling out 5G infrastructure which I am sure we could all somehow survive without. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“You just have to find your activism, and don’t let anyone tell you what that should look like. If you’re doing the work, and you’re getting someone to think, you’re on the right path.” Angie Thomas