Monthly Archives: April 2019

France: Toulouse judge rules against Enedis, allows electromagnetically sensitive people to refuse Smart Meters

Smart Meters are called Linky meters in France. from FranceBleu [Rough translation] A Toulouse judge allows electrosensitive people to refuse the Linky meter by Olivier Lebrun March 20, 2019 This is a first in France, an appeals court judge in … Continue reading

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Video: Unprotected smart home cameras and how hackers can use smart home devices to compromise your home

From CBC Canada, Marketplace September 18, 2018 Smart home devices are supposed to increase convenience and security, but Marketplace reveals they could actually be making your home, your family and your data more vulnerable, and putting your privacy at risk. … Continue reading

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2017 report finds 66% of U.S. cities investing in “smart city” technology. ‘Blurring’ public-private boundaries leads to company towns.

“My big takeaway from this report is the way technology is influencing cities and almost blurring the lines between public and private. …”  DuPuis said. From Tech Republic by Teena Maddox November 6, 2017 A report from the National League … Continue reading

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Profiles in Corruption: How Telecoms Control the California Legislature

From 48 Hills By Chris Witteman and Tracey Rosenberg July 1, 2018 The last couple of weeks have not been good ones for those who see communications as a social justice issue. The 2015 Open Internet Order, which ensured Internet neutrality … Continue reading

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Does the 1996 Telecommunications Act violate the U.S. Constitution? The Leahy, Jeffords, Sanders et al. amicus brief to the Supreme Court in 2000

In 1997, a lawsuit was filed against the FCC by 53 parties in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The parties lost, and filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  This amicus brief was filed in support of the … Continue reading

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Panagopoulos: Comparing DNA damage induced by mobile telephony and other types of man-made electromagnetic fields

Published in Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research Volume 781, July – September 2019 Available online March 11, 2019 Dimitris J.Panagopoulosabc https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrrev.2019.03.003 Abstract The number of studies showing adverse effects on living organisms induced by different types of man-made Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) has … Continue reading

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Breaking: California Supreme Court affirms municipal authority to regulate utilities and right-of-way ‘small cell’ towers

April 4, 2019, the California Supreme Court published an opinion supporting municipal authority to make regulations on so-called ‘small cell’ PROW (public right of way, aka ROW) towers and uses of the public’s right-of-way. This opinion affirms the 2016 appellate … Continue reading

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