Posts Tagged ‘smart’

Google Affiliate Cancels Controversial Toronto “Smart City” Project

May 27, 2020 By B.N. Frank An increasing number of people worldwide are opposed to living in “Smart Cities” due to cybersecurity, health, and privacy concerns — and rightfully so (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).  Last year Activist Post reported about a highly opposed “Smart City” Project in Toronto.  Earlier this month, it […]

You’re Being Conditioned to Live in a “Smart City” – Resist It

And at the dead center of it all is Eric Schmidt. Well before Americans understood the threat of Covid-19, Schmidt had been on an aggressive lobbying and public relations campaign pushing precisely the “Black Mirror” vision of society that Cuomo has just empowered him to build. At the heart of this vision is […]

Are You Willing To Give Up Your ‘Smart Phone’ For Liberty? #ContactTracing

Derrick Broze examines how the coming “Contract Tracing” Army is going to use your smart phone and smart devices to monitor your location and determine your freedom of movement. Is there any way to survive what’s coming other than ending our relationship with Smart Phones? Support our work AND get a free ounce of Kratom […]

President unveils smart reopening plan in Iran

Tasnim – Iran’s president said the successful implementation of smart social distancing program in the battle with the coronavirus is a prelude to ‘smart reopening’ stage, during which businesses and religious sites in areas categorized as ‘white zones’ would be allowed to reopen. In a meeting with the Coronavirus Fight National Headquarters officials on Thursday, […]

Botnet Targets Millions of “Smart” and Internet of Things Video Recorders, Thermal Cameras, and Routers

By B.N. Frank All wireless, “Smart” and IoT devices are vulnerable to hacking.  This includes medical devices and electric, gas, and water utility smart meters (see 1, 2).  The media frequently reports about adults and children being spied on and harassed through baby monitors (see 1, 2) and other home devices (see 1, 2, 3, […]

Photos: IRGC unveiling device for smart detection of COVID-19

MNA – Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled a homegrown device capable of detecting the coronavirus named “MOSTA’AN” on Wed. The unveiling ceremony was held in the presence of IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami, Commander of Basij Volunteer Forces Brigadier General Gholamreza Soleimani, IRGC Deputy Chief for Medical Training and Health Affairs Brigadier […]

Thousands Participate in Legal Action Against Utility “Smart” Meters in France

March 26, 2020 By B.N. Frank Tens of millions of utility smart meters have been installed in the U.S. and worldwide so they are probably installed on your home and throughout your community.  They have NOT saved customers money (see 1, 2, 3, 4) AND they have been plagued with multiple problems from the start.  […]

“Smart” Baby Tech = Hackers Spying on Wee Ones, Harmful Radiation Exposure, etc.

March 13, 2020 By B.N. Frank All wireless and “Smart” devices have the potential of being hacked.  Horrifying news stories about adults and children being spied on and taunted through baby monitors and other wireless home devices continue to be reported (see 1, 2, 3, 4 ). Thanks to Vox for reminding parents why analog […]

IEEE Says Avoid “Smart” Watches and Earphones Unless Absolutely Necessary Because of Harmful Radiation

By B.N. Frank The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) provides a mission statement on their website: IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Recently, they issued some advice about how humanity can more safely use devices that emit Bluetooth, cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation.  […]

BP To Turn Smart Cities Into 24/7 Real-Time Listening Devices Using Fiber Optic Cables

By MassPrivateI A recent article in Offshore-Technology revealed that British Petroleum (BP) bought a majority interest in a fiber optic innovation company called Fotech. Why would anyone care about BP buying Fotech? Because Fotech “uses artificial intelligence and edge computing in its products, covering areas such as surveillance, transport management, cable monitoring and rail management.” Roughly translated, […]

Samsung ‘Smart TV’ Is Spying On Customers

Samsung is warning customers about discussing personal information in front of their smart television set. The warning applies to TV viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature. When the feature is active, such TV sets “listen” to what is said and may share what they hear with Samsung or third parties, it […]

Utilities Partner with “Smart” Cities Despite Concerns About Cybersecurity, Privacy, Higher Bills, Fires, etc.

By B.N. Frank Utility “Smart” Meters – electric, gas, and water – have been nothing but trouble for customers in a variety of ways including increased bills, fires and explosions (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  They allow utility companies to collect customer data 24/7.  Utilities want this data to market other products to customers and […]

“Smart” Feeder System Failure Left Pets Hungry for Over a Week

February 27, 2020 By B.N. Frank Does it seem like “smart” products fail more often than not?  There have also been A LOT of reports about them catching fire and exploding (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).  At least that didn’t happen with the “smart” feeders. From BBC News: Owners of a device designed to […]

Utilities Admit Slow Pay-Off for Smart Meter Customers Despite Billions in Rate Increases and Taxes

By B.N. Frank Many special interest groups, state utility commissions, utility companies and even elected officials (including Bernie Sanders) have promoted utility “Smart” Meters as economically beneficial to customers and even eco-friendly (see 1, 2, 3) despite all of their problems including environmentally harmful ones like Fires and explosions (see 1, 2, 3) Need for […]

Brain Scans Reveal Structural Differences In People With “Smart Phone Addiction”

The Facts: An Australian study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise looked at more than 8,900 adults and found that each additional hour of TV viewing was associated with a 12% increased risk of inflammatory-related death. Reflect On: How much TV do you watch? How active is your lifestyle? I’m […]

Architects Are Designing A 100% Food And Energy Self Sufficient “Smart Forest City”

John Vibes, Truth Theory Waking Times In most of the world, the cities and their architecture were not designed with the environmental impact in mind. Until quite recently, humans were unaware of the effect that they had on the environment, but now that our capabilities to cause damage have become so great, the fact has […]

Australian smart city development progresses

The smart city ecosystem. Photo: FLK The ‘smart city’ movement in Australia is entering a more actionable phase, with an increasing number of local government and private bodies now actively engaged in pilot projects. The nation’s largest smart city project, Switching on Darwin, has successfully been completed, while other locations such as Perth are now […]

5 People Died in 10 Months on a 16-Mile Stretch of a Smart Motorway

February 1, 2020 By B.N. Frank This is tragic and scary.  “Smart” roads are being promoted as beneficial and being installed worldwide despite a multitude of risks associated with them (see 1, 2). Thanks to one elected official for asking for their elimination until they can be made safe. From the BBC: Five people have […]

Your Smart Vehicle is Recording Your Every Move

(TMU) — Recent reports indicate that data gathered by automakers and tech companies could be the next front in the battle over digital privacy. In early January, companies at the CES 2020 displayed their plans for making use of the surprising amounts of data gathered by newer model vehicles. Amazon, Intel, Qualcomm, and Blackberry were […]

Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex

The story reads well on paper, and well it should. After all, the 20th century saw a string of failures by various governments to curb and halt some of the most horrific exhibitions of genocide and crimes against humanity. The door has been opened for many charities and human rights organizations to play a bigger […]

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