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SMART METERS AND WOLVES' SHEEP PEN - By Mario Dufour and Esse Nemo
Mario Dufour is a Canadian documentary filmmaker based in Uruguay. He worked in Canada, Honduras, Haïti, Cambodia and in Nunavik in 90's and 2000's. Occasionally, he writes articles or editorials published in alternative monthly magazine Le Couac.
PART ONE: Global Smart Meters Roll-Out And Serfdom of Humanity
PART TWO: Smart Meters, The Meshed Network
CTV News / Steele on Your Side (2015)
According to the European think tank IDATE, over 420 million connected vehicles will be produced by 2018.
"Virtually all "connected cars" on the road are vulnerable to hackers who could steal data or gain control of the vehicle, a report from a U.S. senator said Monday. The report prepared by the staff of Senator Ed Markey said the wireless connectivity and Internet access available on the vehicles opens up security gaps that could be exploited for malicious purposes.
"The study found these security weaknesses in "nearly 100 percent of cars on the market" and noted that most automobile manufacturers were unaware of or unable to report on past hacking incidents.
"The senator's staff, which collected data from 16 major auto manufacturers, cited earlier studies on some vehicles which showed how hackers can get into the controls of some popular vehicles, causing them to suddenly accelerate, turn, de-activate brakes, activate the horn, control headlights, and modify the speedometer and gas gauge readings.
"The report also noted that many of these connected cars collect data on driving that could be kept in violation of privacy.
"It said that the "alarmingly inconsistent and incomplete state of industry security and privacy practices" raises questions about the need for new U.S. rules from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or other federal agencies.
"Drivers have come to rely on these new technologies, but unfortunately the automakers haven't done their part to protect us from cyberattacks or privacy invasions," Markey said in a statement.
"Even as we are more connected than ever in our cars and trucks, our technology systems and data security remain largely unprotected."
"The report said the manufacturers appeared to take little or no action following disclosures from researchers in 2013 and 2014 about these vulnerabilities. . . .
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The Telegraph - Parents in Taiwan face hefty fines if they let their offspring spend too long gaping at televisions or playing video games
Katie Singer at the IFG.org Teach-In "Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth" held at Cooper Union in New York City October 25-26, 2014.
This is a talk given by Katie Singer, the author of "An Electronic Silent Spring." A transcript of the talk is included HERE.
Aljazeera - How is our need to be constantly connected impacting our lives and could a digital detox be the solution?
"Al Jazeera's Phil Lavelle is constantly connected, and can rarely be found without his face buried into one of his many mobile devices. He diagnosed himself as a digital addict - after researching the symptoms online, of course - but now feels the need to disconnect.
"We follow him as he checks into a digital detox facility and attempts to adapt to a life without his devices. Along the way, we explore the modern phenomenon of digital addiction. . . .
Environmental Health Trust and Grassroots Environmental Education
"With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, those clamoring to now stuff their kids' holiday stockings with their low priced electronic gadgets would do well to read the fine print that comes with all these toys, advises Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a group promoting safer phone use. A growing number of experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics, warns that the young brain needs more time on their parent's lap and less time on the phone's app.
"We all need to "#PracticeSafeTech," advises EHT's President, Dr. Devra Davis." What may be appropriate for adults may not be at all suitable for toddlers with their more rapidly growing brains and bodies." Would you give your child the keys to the car or a shot of whiskey just because she really wanted it?
"Thanks to low competitive pricing, what was once out of price point is now affordable. Retailers are going all out to make owning the latest mobile phones affordable with free equipment provided that parents pay long term contracts? After all, mobile phone prices have dropped or in some cases, free - making them easier to gift. "What harm could it do to youngsters to have such a cool, hot gadget--especially if they can use it to learn to read, see movies, or just stay connected with friends via social media? The answer is: plenty," advises Dr. Davis. . . .
Published on Dec 5, 2013
This is an excerpt from a short film I'm making about people who suffer from controversial condition Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS).
A version of this video and my photographs were shown on the Guardian website and the story and my photos were published in the Weekend Magazine on the 30th March 2013.
You can view the portraits from the project on my website - thomasballphoto.com.
For details on future screenings and exhibitions keep a look out on my blog thomasballphoto.wordpress.com
Book by Katie Singer
An Electronic Silent Spring - Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits
"Society has received profound benefits from electronics. We have developed and marketed electronic technologies [that emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR)] without recognition or regulation of its effects on human health or wildlife. Katie Singer's book, An Electronic Silent Spring, and this website are dedicated to encouraging recognition that EMR can harm people and wildlife; to protective solutions for the public health and our ecosystem.
"While they operate, mobile phones, mobile phone chargers, iPads, cellular antennas, Wi-Fi, compact fluorescent lights, transformers and "smart" utility meters emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) at frequencies and amplitudes that are not found in nature. An Electronic Silent Spring describes how wildlife and peoples' health are affected.
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neuroscience, Experimental Dermatology Unit
" . . . I say there must be an end to nonchalance, lack of consideration, indifference and lack of respect on the part of society. Never accept discriminatory treatment or an insulting special treatment. Stand up for others' rights and in this way you'll stand up for your own future . . .
Dr. Manfred Spitzer: The too frequent use of digital media reduces the mental capacity of our children
by Dr. Rudolf Hansel, qualified psychologist, Lindau/Germany
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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