2023-01-13 Roomba invading privacy

1) Very disturbing to know that these wireless devices, that are supposed to be cleaning homes, in fact might be a surveillance device. Is this invasion limited to those testing them or could surveillance be done, surreptitiously, on customers? We know that various “smart” devices already can listen to or watch what is happening, but how many people know this?

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Pictures of a Roomba Tester and a Minor Using the Toilet Posted on Facebook; “iRobot said it had consent to collect this kind of data”

Roomba testers feel misled after intimate images ended up on Facebook

An MIT Technology Review investigation recently revealed how images of a minor and a tester on the toilet ended up on social media. iRobot said it had consent to collect this kind of data from inside homes—but participants say otherwise….

iRobot’s vacuums are far from the only devices in its category. There are over 300 tests listed for other “smart” devices powered by AI, including “a smart microwave with Alexa support,” as well as multiple  other robot vacuums.”


2) Swiss authorities have acknowledged that the manufacturers (only) are responsible for ensuring the “security” of their cell phones with no oversight and apparently few, if any, regulations. Not too different from the situation in Canada where very few phones are tested and, so far, not one that has exceeded SC 6 guidelines has been removed from the market. Thanks to the Phonegate team, cell phones may be getting more attention by both cell phone opponents and the government.

Opponents of mobile communications discover loopholes in the law In Switzerland there is no supervision for mobile phone radiation

“Activists have found that smartphone manufacturers are not being checked to ensure they comply with the limits. It’s different in France, where the State takes rigorous action.

So far, the resistance of the mobile phone opponents in Switzerland has been directed primarily against mobile phone antennas, which they believe emit radiation that is harmful to health. But now critics are also turning their attention to non-ionizing radiation (NIR) emitted by cell phones themselves.”

[Tages Anzeiger] In Switzerland there is no supervision for mobile phone radiation


3) Dr. Dimitris J. Panagopoulos has just edited a new book written by many well-respected experts, summarized below by Dr. Joel Moskowitz– with abstracts for each chapter. Dr. P co-authored Chapter 5. Below this summary I’ve provided a link to Dr. P’s biography, which is amazingly impressive. How can any organization like WHO or Health Canada argue that there isn’t credible evidence that EMF is dangerous? Such a stance, IMHO, can only be explained by wilful negligence.

“Electromagnetic Fields of Wireless Communications: Biological and Health Effects”

“This 544 page book reflects contributions from experts in biological and health effects of Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave and Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) used in wireless communications (WC) and other technological applications. Diverse topics related to physics, biology, pathology, epidemiology, and plausible biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of WC EMFs emitted by antennas and devices are included. Discussions on the possible consequences of fifth generation (5G) mobile telephony (MT) EMFs based on available data and correlation between anthropogenic EMF exposures and various pathological conditions such as infertility, cancer, electro-hypersensitivity, organic and viral diseases, and effects on animals, plants, trees, and environment are included. It further illustrates individual and public health protection and the setting of biologically- and epidemiologically-based exposure limits.”




Dr. Panagopoulos provided an abstract from Chapter 5

Electromagnetic Field-induced Dysfunction of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels, Oxidative Stress, DNA Damage, and Related Pathologies

By Dimitris J. Panagopoulos, Igor Yakymenko, George P. Chrousos

Book:  Electromagnetic Fields of Wireless Communications: Biological and Health Effects


A plethora of studies show that exposure of living organisms to man-made polarized and coherent electromagnetic fields (EMFs), especially in the Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) and the microwave/Radio Frequency (RF) bands, may lead to oxidative stress (OS) and DNA damage. DNA damage is associated with mutations, cell senescence, cell death, infertility, and other pathologies, including cancer. ELF EMF exposures from high-voltage power lines and complex “RF” EMF exposures from wireless communication (WC) antennas/devices have been associated with increased cancer risk. Almost all man-made microwave/RF EMFs, and especially those employed in WC, are combined with ELF components in the form of modulation, pulsation, and random variability. Thus, in addition to polarization/coherence, the existence of ELFs is a common feature of almost all man-made EMFs. Polarized/coherent ELF EMFs are predicted to induce dysfunction of voltage-gated ion channels (VGICs) in cell membranes through the ion forced oscillation mechanism, and this has been verified by many experimental studies. Dysfunction of VGICs disrupts intracellular concentrations of critical ions, such as calcium, sodium, potassium, etc. This condition initiates biochemical processes leading to OS by reactive oxygen species (ROS) overproduction. Such processes include a) increased calcium signaling, leading to nitric oxide (NO•) overproduction by the nitric oxide synthases (NOS) in various locations in the cell, and superoxide anion (O2•−) overproduction in the mitochondria; b) activation of NADPH/NADH oxidase in the plasma membrane, leading to increased production of O2•−; and c) dysfunction of the Na+/K+ pump (ATPase) in the plasma and internal cell membranes, triggering mitochondrial ROS production. At least these processes may result in excessive OS, leading to DNA damage and related diseases, including infertility and cancer. Thus, it seems that there is a plausible explanation for the genetic damage and related effects found to be induced by man-made EMF exposures as reported by many experimental and epidemiological studies.


Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters/Citizens for Safer Tech

“I’m learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company.”   Zoe Saldana

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