1) Good news for the people around Bamfield. Connected Coast will be bringing extremely fast, safe and secure internet via fiber optic cable (FOC) to the area in the near future.
CityWest acquires West Island Cable in Bamfield, BC
To be connected to the Connected Coast project
“CityWest said, “Once the Connected Coast project is activated in Bamfield, customers will see even faster Internet speeds at reasonable prices – and, they won’t have to worry about any data limits. The Connected Coast project will bring new or improved high-speed internet accessibility to 139 rural and remote coastal communities, including 48 Indigenous communities – representing 44 First Nations – along the BC coast from north of Prince Rupert, to Haida Gwaii, south to Vancouver, and around Vancouver Island.””
2) From a member in response to an article I shared in June 26 update re Huawei spying.
Why is Telus partnering with Chinese companies who are considered “cyber threats” by many countries?
“Last night’s Update made mention of the potential cybersecurity threats posed to Canadians by implementation of Huawei technology. The US authorities also consider ZTE (Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation) technology a potential risk, in the same class as that of the Huawei equipment. All the Telus SmartHub equipment promoted for fast wireless network connections in home is manufactured by ZTE, and the misinformed or unaware have believed the sales pitch from Telus call centers (I have been telephoned unexpectedly from those in both India and Ecuador so far) and agreed to have the Telus SmartHub installed in their many homes around this country where cellular service is available and the SmartHub provides wireless capability. The current Telus SmartHub promotion in B.C. is for 500GB/month fast wireless Internet and home network for $80.00/month plus tax. The easiest systems to hack into are the wireless ones, and Kali Linux freely provides all the tools necessary.”
3) More warnings from Apple about more of their wireless products affecting medical devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators. I would imagine they would also interfere with other implants such as deep brain implants (for Parkinson patients). This is not a problem isolated to Apple devices. There should be labels clearly placed on all of these wireless devices with the warning easy to read.
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Apple warns to keep their products away from medical devices like pacemakers after test found iPhone 12 was able to STOP device responsible for regulating heartbeat
“Nearly six months after Apple confirmed that the iPhone 12 could interfere with medical devices such as pacemakers, the company has added a large number of its products to the list.
The update, which came over the past few days, is for products with magnets and electromagnetic fields that should be kept ‘a safe distance away from your medical device,’ including devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators.
‘To avoid any potential interactions with these types of medical devices, keep your Apple product a safe distance away from your medical device (more than 6 inches / 15 cm apart or more than 12 inches / 30 cm apart if wirelessly charging),’ Apple wrote in the support update.
This is not a problem that lies just with Apple. Many electronics from other device makers have the same issue with magnetic interference on medical devices, including headphones, other smartwatches or certain cell phones.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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