1) A web event on Tues. May 26 @ 2-3 pm that might interest some of you.
Tech Won’t Save Us: Silicon Valley and the Coronavirus Crisis.
“Join us for a conversation between Nicole Aschoff and Rob Larson on how Big Tech and its philosopher kings are profiting off the coronavirus crisis and what we can do about it.”
2) Huawei is making inroads in various countries via their universities, such as UBC. Is it investing or ensuring that its technology is in every part of our infrastructure?
Huawei Enters £5 Million 5G/AI Cloud Tie-up with Imperial College London
“Telecommunications giant Huawei has entered a collaborative undertaking with Imperial College London for the provision of cloud computing and 5G technology.
The five year deal is reportedly worth five million pounds, and will see Huawei install its indoor 5G network devices and AI cloud platform at the West London tech campus of Imperial College London.”
Investing in Canada
“In support of building Canada’s ICT Ecosystem, Huawei Canada is partnering with Universities across Canada to develop and explore new ideas and concepts in advanced communications technologies, including 5G. Huawei Canada has ongoing research initiatives with 10 Universities across Canada, and has recently announced strategic collaboration agreements with several Universities, including the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.”
3) Thanks to pressure from Dr. Arazi and Phonegate, another phone pulled from the market in France due to its emissions exceeding the allowable limits. It’s still being sold in North America as one of the best “gaming” phones, which aims at younger customers.
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-gaming-phone-for-2020-razer-2-asus-rog-xiaomi-black-shark-compared (I sent the Phonegate article to the author of this c|net article.)
[Press release] Withdrawal of the Razer Phone 2: not seeing the forest for the trees!
Millions of harmful mobile phones still on the market
“In spite of the mobilization of several national associations, our public appeals and our meeting at the beginning of January at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, nothing has changed. Hundreds of models of mobile phones presenting health risks for users continue to be authorized on the French and European markets.
And there can be no question of the public authorities trying to find in the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic a justification for their inaction. Indeed, the mobilization underway to enable the industry to launch the development of 5G has not escaped anyone’s notice. The first mobile phones using this technology are currently being marketed.
Even more alarming internationally, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in its new recommendations published in December, continues to authorize manufacturers to measure the SARs of mobile phones up to 15 mm from the skin. The United States control agency has decided, without any justification, to disregard the scientific opinions of ANSES and the California Department of Public Health, for example.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” Samuel Johnson