Posts Tagged ‘smart’

Two New Studies Highlight The Dangers of Smart Vehicles

Derrick Broze breaks down recent studies highlighting the problems with driverless/autonomous internet-connected vehicles. Sources: Hacked Highways? Connected Cars Could Gridlock Entire Cities, Study Warns Cyberphysical risks of hacked internet-connected vehicles New cars vulnerable to hacks that could leave thousands dead: report Support the Future of The Conscious Resistance Network: Support our work AND get […]

French Court Orders the Removal of Smart Meter for Health Reasons

A French court has ordered the removal of the controversial Linky electricity smart meters from 13 homes, for medical reasons. The country’s tribunal de grande instance (TGI or the civil court) of Tours studied the case of 12  plaintiffs against the Linky meters. The court denied 108 of the claims and accepted the remaining 13. […]

Regionalism: Feds Are Actively Pushing Smart Region Initiatives

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) actively promotes “regional collaboration” and “sustainable economic development”. It smacks of UN policies from top to bottom, creating many un-Constitutional initiatives.   There is currently no pushback on Smart Region Initiatives that usurp sovereignty from local cities. Article Four of the Constitution states, “The United […]

Iran Unveils Three Advanced Homegrown Smart Bombs

By Staff, Agencies The Iranian Armed Forces unveiled three advanced precision-guided smart bombs, as the Islamic Republic moves to strengthen its defenses in the face of foreign threats. The domestically-manufactured bombs named “Yasin,” “Balaban” and a new series of the Ghaem missiles were unveiled during a ceremony on Tuesday in the presence of Iranian Defense […]

‘Smart technology’ cannot be sanctioned

MNA – Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said on Tue. that smart technology cannot be sanctioned. Digital economy should be substituted with the oil economy, he said, adding, “if we want to have a bright future, we need to build a smart Iran, because, this technology is based on […]

Stuff no one asked for: P&G launching ‘smart diapers’ with help from Google

   Procter & Gamble Co. worked with a subsidiary of Google to develop a baby monitoring system that alerts parents via a smartphone app if a Pampers diaper needs changing. The app also will enable parents to keep an eye on a baby via a Logitech video camera installed in a nursery, according to the […]

Google Admits “Home” Smart Device Is Listening To Your Recorded Audio

By John Vibes As smart devices have become ubiquitous in our lives, people are becoming increasingly concerned about the privacy implications of the technology. In the past, tech companies like Google have insisted that their smart devices are not a threat to your privacy, but as it becomes more obvious how intrusive this technology can […]

Second Florida City Pays Hackers. How Smart Cities Leave Themselves Open for Cyberattacks.

July 2, 2019 By B.N. Frank A city employee clicking on a malicious link is being blamed for this recent cyber attack in Lake City, Florida.  Insurance will cover most of the ransom and taxpayers will cover the rest.  Argh. Hackers targeting local and state governments is on the rise.  Regardless, many local and state […]

Toronto Resists Google Smart City Dystopia

June 29, 2019 By corbettreport Welcome back to #NewWorldNextWeek – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: US Census Bureau Using Aerial Tech to Help With 2020 Count Secret Cameras Record Baltimore’s Every Move From […]

System Developed to Reduce Smart Meter Hacking and Cyber Attacks. Why Not Return to Analog Meters?

June 29, 2019 By B.N. Frank Original one-way transmitting analog meters lasted on average 40 years and were not susceptible to cyber attacks or any of the other problems associated with wireless utility Smart Meters – including frequent replacement, fires, explosions, and more. Utilities have little incentive to stop installing these meters because customers usually […]

DARPA develops ‘smart grass’ that yells at you for walking on it

The builder for a revolutionary Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract announced Monday that it has successfully produced a new type of fully autonomous grass that yells at anyone who walks on it. “The Autonomous Shouting Sod System is the result of six years of research and development,” announced Darrel […]

“Surveillance Capitalism”: Toronto Urged to Abandon Google’s Smart City

By Derrick Broze The “Smart City” Quayside project in Toronto, Canada continues to receive criticism from privacy advocates as well as current and former members of the project. Quayside is a smart city located on 12 acres of waterfront property southeast of downtown Toronto, Canada. The city represents a joint effort by the Canadian government […]

Lord Mayor dismisses smart city “conspiracy theorists”

Darwin’s Lord Mayor speaks on the new ‘smart city’ initiative. Photo: PPC The Lord Mayor of Darwin has defended the launch of new surveillance capabilities in the region, after the nation’s smallest capital city just finished the fastest rollout of ‘smart city’ technologies in the country. The $10 million “Switching on Darwin” project has rolled […]

Independence, Missouri, City Council Adopts Ordinance Prohibiting AMI Smart Meters June 3, 2019

By Catherine J. Frompovich Bang the timpani drums and clang the brass cymbals!  One municipality finally was able to get an ordinance passed that prohibits AMI Smart Meters from being installed anywhere within the city limits. The City of Independence, Missouri, did the right thing for all its residents! 19-031 – 2R.  An ordinance prohibiting […]

Scientists Getting Closer to “Smart Dust” Brain Implants That Communicate Via Wireless Network

June 13, 2019 By Nicholas West Neural Dust – “Smart Dust” – previously entered mainstream discussion via the 2016 Independent article: “Tiny implant could connect humans and machines like never before.” It was implied to be a new technology that can wirelessly link a human brain to a computer via the implantation of a device […]

Dump It: Toronto’s Smart City Project Is ‘Surveillance Capitalism’

A “smart city” project in Canada has hit yet another snag, as mounting delays and privacy concerns threaten the controversial development along the Toronto’s eastern waterfront. The 12-acre Quayside project, a partnership between Google’s Sidewalk Labs and the city of Toronto, has come under increasing scrutiny amid concerns over privacy and data harvesting. […]

Why your "smart home" might be an incredibly STUPID idea

(Natural News) When Google croaked over the weekend, a cascading tidal wave of web services came crashing down, including the Google cloud, Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and even portions of Amazon. Google owns the “Nest” brand which promises “smart home” functionality to control your home through a Google app on your mobile […]

Electronic STALKERS: Amazon and Google are using smart home data to track and record your habits

(Natural News) If you’re one of the millions of mindless American tech dopes out there who just loves owning an Amazon Echo or Google Home device for “convenience,” you should probably know that this always-listening spy module that you forked out a couple hundred bucks for is tracking everything that you and […]

Report: Smart Transportation Systems Pose ‘Profound’ Privacy Risks

As Americans hand over more of their personal data to use public transportation systems, the government must do more to ensure their privacy is being protected, according to a recent report. The rise of smart cities has connected more public infrastructure to the internet, creating numerous opportunities to collect data on the […]

Smart Meters – Countdown to a National Crisis of Illness and Death

John P. Thomas, Health Impact News Waking Times Electric utility companies are in the process of installing smart meters at all of their customer locations, which are making thousands of their customers sick. These meters emit microwave radiation in the 900+ megahertz frequency band, which is known to cause weakness, fatigue, sleep disturbances, heart palpitations, […]

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