Smart City Planners Confirm Bluetooth and WiFi Devices Transmit Data Even When Disconnected

Smart City Planners Confirm Bluetooth and WiFi Devices Transmit Data Even When Disconnected By B.N. Frank According to a 2018 survey, 66% of Americans don’t want to live in “Smart Cities” because of privacy and cybersecurity concerns.  Another downside – “Smart Cities” require countless wireless radiation transmitting devices operating 24/7.  Many Americans object to being involuntarily exposed to harmful radiation.  No safe level of wireless radiation has been determined for children or pregnant women.  American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts also warn that children are more vulnerable…

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The Hidden Military Use of 5G Technology

The Hidden Military Use of 5G Technology By Manlio Dinucci, Translated by Pete Kimberly At the London Summit, the 29 member countries of NATO agreed to “guarantee the security of our communications, including 5G”. Why is this fifth generation of mobile data transmission so important for NATO? While the earlier technologies were perfected to create ever more advanced smartphones, 5G is designed not only to improve their performance, but mainly to link digital systems which need enormous quantities of data in order to work automatically. The most important 5G applications…

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More Amazon Ring Camera Woes: Hackers Taunt Children and Adults

More Amazon Ring Camera Woes: Hackers Taunt Children and Adults By B.N. Frank It was only a few weeks ago when Amazon issued a patch to Ring video doorbell users because of severe security flaw.  Yesterday, there were 2 new reports of hackers compromising Ring cameras (see 1, 2). Wireless and smart devices may seem convenient but they are actually easier to hack. Internet of Things (IoT) applications are also easy to hack AND they have a 74% failure rate.  That’s why so many security experts continue to warn against…

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Hundreds Protest Decision Allowing Google to Turn Toronto Neighborhood into a “Smart City”

Hundreds Protest Decision Allowing Google to Turn Toronto Neighborhood into a “Smart City” By B.N. Frank “Smart Cities” are great for those who collect, analyze and sell residents’ and visitors’ data.  Everyone else seems to be getting a bum deal though (see 1, 2, 3). According to a 2018 Smart Cities Dive article, 66% of Americans don’t want to live in “Smart Cities” because of privacy and cybersecurity concerns.  No mention of how many didn’t want to live in them because of 24/7 exposure to biologically harmful radiation from 4G…

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Amazon Issues Patch for Ring Video Doorbell Security Flaw. Estimated 200M+ IoT Products Vulnerable to Hacking.

Amazon Issues Patch for Ring Video Doorbell Security Flaw. Estimated 200M+ IoT Products Vulnerable to Hacking. By B.N. Frank Amazon Ring doorbells are very popular right now for homeowners and their neighborhood police departments.  However, Internet of Things (IoT) technology has a 74% failure rate, which explains why security experts are constantly issuing warnings about it (see 1, 2). Unfortunately, none of this has stopped individuals, business, scientists, and others from wanting to use IoT for surveillance, automated vehicles, and more. Thanks to Cloud Wedge for this article about the…

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Pentagon to Test 5G at 4 U.S. Bases Despite Warnings From Security Experts, The U.S. Navy, NASA, Doctors, Engineers, Environmentalists, Meteorologists, and More

Pentagon to Test 5G at 4 U.S. Bases Despite Warnings From Security Experts, The U.S. Navy, NASA, Doctors, Engineers, Environmentalists, Meteorologists, and More By B.N. Frank A growing list of credible experts continues to warn that incorporating 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technology will one way or a bunch of ways lead to disastrous consequences (see 1, 2).  Thanks to Nextgov for the heads up on another really horrible 5G idea in the making: The Defense Department will soon begin prototyping and testing 5G technology at a handful of…

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U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things

U.S. Military Seeks A.I. “Quarterback” to Call Plays for The Internet of Battlefield Things By Nicholas West Similar to its civilian counterpart, The Internet of Things, the military has been trying to increase the integration between physical objects, data collection, data analysis and autonomous decision making into The Internet of Battlefield Things. Several years ago, the Army issued a solicitation that summarized what they were seeking: The ability of the Army to understand, predict, adapt, and exploit the vast array of internetworked things that will be present of the future…

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U.S. Hospitals Turning Away Patients and Canceling Surgeries Due to Ransomware Attacks

U.S. Hospitals Turning Away Patients and Canceling Surgeries Due to Ransomware Attacks By B.N. Frank Being targeted by cybercriminals is no laughing matter – especially for health care facilities.  Non-payment of ransomware puts lives at immediate risk. Thanks to Threatpost for providing details about recently targeted hospitals, as well as plans being discussed to reduce risks: Ransomware overall continues to be a concern for governments worldwide: The U.S. Senate this week in fact approved new legislation aimed at helping government agencies and private-sector companies combat ransomware attacks. The legislation comes…

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Same Sh*t Different Day — Internet of Things Warnings from Security Experts Include Hacking, Death, etc.

Same Sh*t Different Day — Internet of Things Warnings from Security Experts Include Hacking, Death, etc. By B.N. Frank Whether they know ahead of time or not, people who install Internet of Things (IoT) technology in their homes are choosing to live dangerously. Unfortunately, government mandated widespread 5G and IoT technology installation forces us all to live dangerously. Security experts have been warning about IoT for many years now.  It has a 74% failure rate.  Trying to fix this seems impossible. The human race has managed to exist up to…

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Whistleblowers Report New Cars Are Vulnerable To Hacking And Thousands Could Die Because Of It

Whistleblowers Report New Cars Are Vulnerable To Hacking And Thousands Could Die Because Of It By B.N. Frank The world would undoubtedly be a better place if there was never ever another impaired driver on the road.  But what about when vehicles are impaired due to hacking? Older vehicles weren’t able to be hacked, and studies continue to warn about the potential for new vehicles to be hacked and how this could lead to massive traffic gridlocks as well as people dying. From Consumer Watchdog: A consumer advocacy group has…

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