1) USA communities are facing the same pressure as we are from telecoms that need more and more cell towers and microcells to support their newest grids. The US laws differ from ISED’s policies but communities do have the right to develop and implement Antenna Siting Policies. We need to pressure our politicians to work to amend ISED’s stance which is to support telecoms at the expense of the general public’s health and rights. If they can do it in the US, we can do it here.
USA POLICY ACTION ON 5G & 4G SMALL CELLS
“From coast to coast, local governments are taking action to protect their communities from the unfettered deployment of 4G and 5G “small cell” wireless facilities. Several cities are passing ordinances that strictly limit the buildout. Many policymakers are asking, “What are other cities doing?”
This page holds a compilation of what states, cities and towns in the USA are doing to protect their communities.”
2) Half-hearted gesture that seems meaningless for the big picture… which is most confusing. FCC is concerned about Chinese stealing data and hacking into the infrastructure, but seems hesitant to do anything truly significant to prevent it from happening.
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FCC Bans Some (but not all) Chinese Tech Due to Nat’l Security Risks; Still Not Revoking Existing Authorized Products
The FCC just banned these Chinese cameras and telecom hardware from reaching the US
“And while the FCC has its own “Covered List” of companies that it considers a national security threat — and ordered network operators to rip out and replace all their Huawei and ZTE equipment at a likely cost of billions — the agency hadn’t yet kept companies from importing or selling those products into the United States….
Technically, the FCC is only denying authorization to equipment designed “for the purpose of public safety, security of government facilities, physical security surveillance of critical infrastructure, and other national security purposes.””
Autonomous Vehicles Join the List of US National Security Threats
“Lawmakers are growing concerned about a flood of data-hungry cars from China taking over American streets.
Earlier this year, WIRED reported on the mounting national security issues posed by Chinese-made vehicles. The massive trove of data being collected by these cars could give adversarial states an unprecedented vantage point into the United States and other Western nations. Beijing has already pioneered the use of big-data analytics to identify dissidents at home, and concerns have mounted that those tactics could be deployed abroad….
Pfluger highlights in his letter that China could use “autonomous and connected vehicles as a pathway to incorporate their systems and technology into our country’s infrastructure.” The United States, like most of its allies, has already banned Chinese corporate giant Huawei from building 5G infrastructure, but these next-generation vehicles would have access to an unprecedented number of emails, messages, and phone calls, and would effectively be moving cameras, capable of photographing an array of critical infrastructure.”
3) Incontinence devices, such as RF-based incontinence management pads, emit radiation strong enough to interfere with other wireless devices, such as baby monitors. What about those sick people wearing these pads and being exposed to RF when they are most vulnerable? And I wonder how these differ from RF-based baby diapers.
Baxter Hillrom Recalls Watchcare IMS for Risk of RF Interference with Nearby Medical Equipment
The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.
“Baxter Hillrom is recalling the WatchCare IMS after receiving reports that the radiofrequency emissions (RF) from WatchCare devices may interfere with other medical devices, including equipment that is critical to the health and wellbeing of patients, such as infusion pumps, insulin pumps, blood glucose sensors, fetal monitors/dopplers, telemetry devices, and bladder scanners.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters/Citizens for Safer Tech
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden
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