1) EMRABC has so much excellent information so well displayed. Here is a page with photos of 5G antennae. It is hard to identify antennae for most people because many look alike — we can’t assume that every antenna is 5G. It is only by getting specific data for a site that it can be confirmed. And most (if not all) 5G antennae in BC use 600 MHz frequencies rather than milliwaves. But that gives us no comfort because lower frequencies penetrate buildings better and travel farther than milliwaves. Furthermore, there are 1000s of studies showing that they harm all life forms.
5G What does it look like?
2) A press release by Phonegate re. the Canadian class action that is moving forward. I was so pleased to learn that the ISED report that I got – after more than 2 years of asking and waiting and which showed the results of 86 cell phones tested over 5 years – was used to support this action.
Phonegate Canada: Court authorizes class action against Apple and Samsung
“In a judgment [https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/phonegate-canada-court-authorizes-class-action-against-apple-and-samsung-september-27-2022/] rendered on September 22, 2022, the seven plaintiffs, Tracey Ariel, Claire O’Brien, Erika Patton, Zoe Patton, Alex Tasciyan, Mathew Nucciarone and Vito Decicco, have been given a win by Judge Christian Immer. They will therefore be allowed to launch a class action against the manufacturers of Apple and Samsung smartphones, in the context of the Phonegate scandal.”
3) RE. cybersecurity:
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Critically Acclaimed New Book Warns About Vulnerability of ALL “Smart” Technology
““In If It’s Smart, It’s Vulnerable, veteran cybersecurity professional Mikko Hypponen delivers a startlingly insightful discussion of the best — and worst — things the Internet has brought to our doorstep. From instant connectivity to any place or person around the globe to organized ransomware gangs, the web is the dictionary definition of ‘mixed blessing.’ The author explores the transformative potential of the future of the Internet in the context of existential threats that promise to turn everything we love about the web on its head: government surveillance, censorship, organized crime, and more.”
4) So far, the CNN video has not been found but a member sent in this transcript of the show.
Immaculate Concussion: The Truth Behind Havana Syndrome.
A member read in The Nanaimo Bulletin that City of Nanaimo wants to rezone Rural Resource land on the fringe of the City to High Tech Industrial for a data centre and wrote the following:
September 28, 2022
For public hearing to be read Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 4500.200
NO to this zoning amendment bylaw 4500.200
It is incumbent upon the City of Nanaimo to make decisions in the best interests of its residents. Having decided to be a 5G Model City, Nanaimo must know that data centres need to be placed in areas where they will not affect residents. Data centres are notorious for creating noise, in particular, a low hum that can keep people awake at night, in addition to being irritated during the day. HIgh walls for mitigation do not block the transfer of sound through the ground. The high need for electricity and water also need to be considered. Far better to prevent a problem than everyone involved have to deal with it later. Surely, Green Villa, in the business of housing development and care homes, would have known this, if they are experts in building data centres. Their choice of location needs to be reconsidered.
Please note in the example below the distress experienced by folks in Arizona.
Bill aims to incentivize data centers as residents plug their ears
“A CONTINUAL WHINE:
The noise that has so many residents upset which in turn is causing tension between the city and CyrusOne comes from the center’s cooling structures.
The giant AC units that cool the servers, which hold mostly financial data from Fortune 1000 companies, creates a loud whine which can be heard for miles.
The noise isn’t always constant, but Diepenbrock said the sound is at its peak between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
During the summer months, the sound is even worse, residents say.
The whine has even caused some residents to consider moving, Diepenbrock said, but now they’re concerned they’ll have to disclose the issue when trying to sell, which will likely hurt their home values.
Diepenbrock, who has lived in the area for 25 years, said when the facility first came, he was excited because it was proof that the city he loves was growing. But now he looks at the buildings with disdain.
“That’s not to say that every data center that goes in is going to egregiously impact the population,” Diepenbrock said, referencing another data center nearby that has high sound walls that block any issues. “The question is, is this CyrusOne data center an exception to the rule, and what safeguards are in place to stop that?”
CyrusOne is not the only company to run into the issue of its data centers creating too much noise.
A data center for bitcoin in Montana has received numerous complaints about the sounds it creates, and some locals even accused the sound of causing local hummingbirds to leave the area.
In North Carolina, a Facebook data center near a small rural community riled local residents.
Data centers have also become controversial due to their use of water.
A Google data center in California has admitted to using 4 million gallons of surface water every day and has been petitioning to be able to use more.”
Chandler, Ariz. Planning Mgr. – Letter regarding Data Center Noise 070822
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters/Citizens for Safer Tech
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