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by jobak17 11 September 2020 Far from absurd conspiracy theories about spreading coronavirus, Jo Baker argues that the rapid and seemingly unstoppable spread of 5G is happening without consultation or due consideration of the economic, environmental and climatic impact of such technologies. 5G infrastructure is currently being rolled out in many of our towns and cities....
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Tyrel Johnson The city council will vote in September on plans to update guidelines, which would provide more oversight and a Privacy Advisory Commission. By Chris Teale Published Aug. 5, 2020 Amid swirling controversies surrounding San Diego’s Smart Streetlights program, including its use to surveil protestors marching against systemic racism, new laws being debated in the city would...
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Our EMFSA July 2020 Newsletter is available at: https://mailchi.mp/af1fb0301395/emf-news “For the Safer Use of Technology”
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The EU should ensure Publication date 08-07-2020 EUROCITIES shares statement on 5G deployment in cities with key recommendations for the EU: The fifth-generation wireless telecommunications standard (5G) is one of the key strategic technologies necessary to boost digital transformation in European cities. It is in cities where 5G experimentation and first deployment takes place, having a considerable...
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Construction equipment is parked on an Eastern Waterfront work site after Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs announced it pulled out of the neighbouring “smart city” project. CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS JOSH O’KANE PUBLISHED MAY 7, 2020 Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs is walking away from building a smart-city development in Toronto after two and a half years of controversy over...
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MyBroadband Staff Writer, 27 October 2019 Yesterday several internet service providers (ISPs) in South Africa were hit by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks which crippled the connections of their customers. The effects of this were felt around 15:00 and continued through much of the day. The ISPs went to fix the problem with Webafrica, for...
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Image credit: https://mybroadband.co.za Jamie McKane 25 October 2019 Snippet: The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) announced that the South African banking industry has been hit by a wave of DDoS attacks targeting consumer-facing services. These attacks have also been accompanied by a ransom note, according to SABRIC. DDoS attacks have become a major problem...
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Image: Pixabay AUTHOR Chris Teale, PUBLISHED Oct. 9, 2019 NATIONAL HARBOR, MD — There is perhaps no technology as appealing yet daunting to city leaders as 5G, which continues to roll out across the United States in a process largely led by the four major telecom companies. Anxiety around the deployment has only been heightened in...
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Albert Fox Cahn  Updated 10.01.19 8:59AM ET / Published 10.01.19 4:44AM ET More than a million New Yorkers could soon willingly agree to carry a government-issued tracking device, whether they realize it or not. That’s the proposal from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who having recently returned from the cornfield-dotted campaign trail in Iowa, is setting his sights on transforming New York City into something...
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