Smart City Planners Confirm Bluetooth and WiFi Devices Transmit Data Even When Disconnected — Activist Post – January 21, 2020

By B.N. Frank

(Activist Post)  According to a 2018 survey, 66% of Americans don’t want to live in “Smart Cities” because of privacy and cybersecurity concerns. →

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The Hidden Military Use of 5G Technology — Activist Post – December 23, 2019

By Manlio Dinucci, Translated by Pete Kimberly

(Activist Post)  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 will not be intended for civil use, but for the military domain.

The possibilities offered by this new technology are explained by the Defense Applications of 5G Network Technology, published by the Defense Science Board, a federal committee which provides scientific advice for the Pentagon →

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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 — October 25, 2019

By B.N. Frank

(Activist Post)  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 12).  Thanks to Nextgov for the heads up on another really horrible 5G idea in the making: →

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Smart TVs Caught Sending Sensitive User Data To Facebook And Netflix – Prepare For Change – September 28, 2019

(Prepare For Change)  September 28, 2019 

By Tyler Durden,

A study by researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found that many popular smart TV models, including models by Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and Amazon FireTV, are leaking sensitive user data to advertisers.

The models listed above would share data like location and IP address with Netflix, Facebook and third-party advertisers, according to the FT. →

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Whistleblowers Report New Cars Are Vulnerable To Hacking And Thousands Could Die Because Of It — August 13, 2019

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.

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