1) This case began as a result of the Chicago Tribune’s testing of several cellphones after Phonegate results were released. The tests confirmed Phonegate’s finding that many cellphones violated FCC guidelines re. RF emissions (which are the same as Canada’s).
For some reason, which is not explained in the article, the plaintiffs agreed that the SAR had not been exceeded. As in Canada, the manufacturer can determine how far from the body a phone can be tested — and many need to be 15 mm to meet the standard. When tested closer to the body, they are not compliant. Too bad that the lawyer did [not] have the testing results from FCC which, I’m sure, would be similar to the ones I got from ISED. I hope this gets appealed.
Ninth Circuit Holds FCC Cell Phone Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation Rules Preempt State-Law Claims Against Apple and Samsung
“But does complying with the FCC’s rules protect the manufacturers from state-law claims? A recent Ninth Circuit decision appears to answer that question, holding that held that state-law tort and consumer-fraud claims regarding RF radiation conflicted with the FCC’s rules, which strike a careful balance between competing interests that the FCC is charged with addressing under the Communications Act of 1934”
2) Reduction in energy could result in cellular networks/cell towers shutting down, loss of service, etc. This means a potential loss of phone and internet for extended periods. It’s time that it is acknowledged that wireless networks and devices use far more energy than wired, and perhaps if the phones and internet were wired, this problem would not exist. Also, the amount of energy required for the data storage is immense.
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Exclusive: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts
“Once unthinkable, mobile phones could go dark around Europe this winter if power cuts or energy rationing knocks out parts of the mobile networks across the region.
Russia’s decision to halt gas supplies via Europe’s key supply route in the wake of the Ukraine conflict has increased the chances of power shortages. In France, the situation is made worse by several nuclear power plants shutting down for maintenance….
Currently there are not enough back-up systems in many European countries to handle widespread power cuts, four telecoms executives said, raising the prospect of mobile phone outages.”
3) The cellular networks are unstable and unreliable in various areas and, under certain circumstances, experts have warned that 5G (mm waves) will be very unstable, yet the military may have to use public systems.
Google Cloud Sponsors Military Conference Featuring the Future of Autonomous Warfare
“The final piece of the puzzle is to establish a secure and dependable communications network that can operate in adversarial airspace. Previously, 5G had come into question over its limited range and stability….
But perhaps the most important element of the experiment was the transfer of data between two networks, one private and the other representing a public network. Future conflicts are likely to occur in places where the military has to use public networks. And many regulators are concerned about how well the military and commercial providers will share portions of the 5G spectrum.”
4) A celebration of successes, online this Sunday. A recent Canadian success is the Class Action against Apple and Samsung being approved to move forward.
CELEBRATING LOCAL MOVEMENTS FOR SAFE TECHNOLOGY
“Join us for an online gathering of music and storytelling as we share and inspire one another with local EMF success stories and actions from around the world. In addition to sharing local success stories, we’re inviting people to compose and/or share music and poetry.Art can awaken our collective conscience to the concerns and challenges facing humanity, rather than leaving us susceptible to the current centralized corporate model being foisted on us, and enabled by technology.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters/Citizens for Safer Tech
“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” Jules Renard