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August 2020
https://www.3gpp.org/release-16 August 8, 2020 The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is the industry group that establishes the standards for cellular networks. The 3GPP finalized Release 16 on July 3. While earlier releases focused on the core of 5G as a generation of cellular service, Release 16 lays the groundwork for new services that have never been addressed by cellular...
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8th August 2020 Source: The North Coast Courier https://northcoastcourier.co.za/156656/landowners-will-not-have-right-to-refuse-5g-masts/?fbclid=IwAR1gILIGMRXpp7Xa_BTbYuh8OQ-khbmHVrijP5j8UnARfu8VNTYi_zwY5iM The government is citing legal precedent as the basis for its proposed legislation on 5G technology, which if passed will allow network companies to erect masts on privately-owned land even if the landowner does not want it. Following the July 22 gazetting of additions to the...
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August 6th 2020: The illegal cell tower at no 47, 4th road, Heathfield, Cape Town, South Africa has finally been removed. Heathfield,  4th Avenue Background: 17 May 2017, letter to the COCT by Mrs K Wentzel, community activist. Excerpt: In 2016 during the month of March, Telkom erected an illegal freestanding mast at house no 47,...
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Source: https://insidetowers.com/cell-tower-news-poor-timing-of-the-fccs-notice-of-proposed-rulemaking-incites-lawsuit/ August 6, 2020 The City of Gig Harbor, WA recently joined 19 other cities and organizations in a lawsuit against an FCC Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning wireless infrastructure. The Tacoma News Tribune reported the city sent a letter to the FCC on June 1, opposing the NRPM due to social distancing...
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Wieduwilt A, Alsat EA, Blickwedel J, et al. Dramatically altered environmental lighting conditions in women with high-risk pregnancy during hospitalization [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 4]. Chronobiol Int. 2020;1-6. doi:10.1080/07420528.2020.1792484 Abstract The maternal circadian time structure is incredibly important in the entrainment and programing of the fetal and newborn circadian time structure. Natural sunlight...
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Link to the paper https://www.5gamericas.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Security-Considerations-for-the-5G-Era-2020-WP-Lossless.pdf
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BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZAUG 03, 2020 Just as 5G wireless technology promises to be a significant technological and societal disruptor, it also opens the potential for new cybersecurity challenges, a new report states. Although “proposed 5G architectures are designed to close security gaps from previous iterations of cellular networks … the pervasive nature of 5G introduces...
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Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Michael O’Rielly served as FCC commissioner for six years. By Russell Brandom  Aug 3, 2020, 6:01pm EDT President Trump has withdrawn the nomination of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, a six-year FCC veteran who was expected by many to be renewed for a third term, as first reported by Reuters. The withdrawal comes less than...
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Webinar with Digital Media Law expert Emma Sadleir, Vumacam CEO Ricky Croock, and Corporate Advisor James Mc Cormack. Tuesday (4 August) at 1pm Register at the link below: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/80/wyg05h7g Please get as many people to dial into this webinar. Let's make sure this session is bombarded with questions about privacy, audited consultation, Bylaw used, Constitutional...
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Hanno Labuschagne, 1 August 2020 The National Department of Health’s use of the COVIDConnect platform as a contact tracing solution is a misguided attempt to make its previously failed contact tracing more palatable. This is according to Associate Professor Co-Pierre Georg of the University of Cape Town, a fintech expert who is part of the...
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