Monthly Archives: February 2016

Former PUC staff says PUC bias favors industry over public

From the San Diego Union-Tribune February 19, 2016 PUC bias favors industry over public By Kim Malcolm File – In this Sept. 9, 2010 file photo, a massive fire roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., after … Continue reading

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation report: Wi-Fried?

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Tuesday, 16 February 2016 To view: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4407325.htm 29:12 download video: mp4 Could wifi-enabled devices be harmful to our health? You cannot see it or hear it but Wi-Fi blankets our homes, our schools and our cities. Australia’s safety … Continue reading

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FOX 5 News: Wi-Fi health issues in Maryland schools (VIDEO)

Safe Tech for Schools Maryland parents featured in this report. http://safetechforschoolsmaryland.blogspot.com http://safetechforschoolsmaryland.blogspot.com/2016/02/fox-5-news-parents-concerned-about-wifi.html  

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France: Consumers, town halls resist ERDF Linky smart meter project

From TelecomPaper February 15, 2016 French power grid ERDF, an EDF subsidiary, is facing opposition to its Linky smart meter project, reports Le Figaro. The project calls for all 35 million of the country’s electricity meters to be replaced by 2021 … Continue reading

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Guardian: The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying

“…we are actually in the ‘golden age of surveillance’.” From the Guardian By Trevor Timm February 9, 2016 Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be … Continue reading

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US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you

From the Guardian February 9, 2016 Spencer Ackerman and Sam Thielman in New York Clapper did not name specific agency as being involved in surveillance via smart-home devices but said in congressional testimony it is a distinct possibility The US … Continue reading

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How to hack the power grid through home air conditioners

The hack targets remote shut-off devices that utility companies install on air conditioners to conserve energy during peak summer periods. Many power companies offer discounts to customers if they agree to install the devices, which let the utility company remotely … Continue reading

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