Monthly Archives: May 2017

California legislators meet with telecom lobbyists at hush-hush event on eve of 5G bill

Timing is everything. Last weekend, May 6-7, California Democrat Party Assemblymembers gathered for a lavish telecom industry fund-raising and lobbying event at Pebble Beach — the Speakers Cup. Hosted by the Speaker of the California Assembly – currently, Assemblyman Anthony … Continue reading

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Alert: 5G bill being rushed through California legislature – SB 649

SB 649 is the “cell towers everywhere” bill. It mandates cell towers in the public’s right of way, and eliminates California cities’ and counties’ discretionary controls to regulate them. The Florida legislature just pushed through a similar bill, and it … Continue reading

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Internet of Things security: What happens when every device is smart and connected to 5G, and you don’t even know it?

“The IoT devices of the future won’t go online to benefit you — you won’t even know that it’s an IoT device… [Y]ou won’t be able to restrict access to the internet because they won’t be going online through your … Continue reading

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UK: Millions of smart meters may need replacing due to IT blunder; any solution will add hundreds of million pounds in costs

“We have a smart meter trilemma: if we don’t roll out smart meters we can be fined. If we do, we know we could be offering a sub-par consumer experience. And all the while we’re told by BEIS to never … Continue reading

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Economist: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

From the Economist Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data The data economy demands a new approach to antitrust rules May 6, 2017 A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust … Continue reading

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Technical University of Munich: Holography with the Wi-Fi-router

From the Technical University of Munich Holography with the Wi-Fi-router Analysis of Wi-Fi data generates 3D images of the vicinity 04.05.2017,  Research news PDF of study Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi holography can be used to “spy” on entire rooms and buildings

The IoT/Home Area Network of Smart appliances with reference antennas throughout the “smart” home including Wi-Fi, as well as the outdoor mesh network used by many Smart Meter systems, could provide this holographic surveillance capability indoors and outdoors. 5G will … Continue reading

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