Smart Technology

MIT Engineers Create Spinach That Act as Sensors and Wirelessly Send Emails

MIT Engineers Create Spinach That Act as Sensors and Wirelessly Send Emails

All wireless and/or “Smart” technology is vulnerable to hacking (see , , , , ) and other significant mishaps (see , ).  Serious warnings about Internet of Things (IoT) technology’s high failure rate and enormous vulnerability to hackers have been ongoing for years.  Last August, IBM warned about a security flaw in millions of IoT devices including “Smart” Meters and medical implants. In December, President Trump signed IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 to create standards and guidelines on the use and management of IoT devices by federal agencies. Nevertheless, sensors that operate and transmit wirelessly are still being used and/or considered for critical tasks including sewage maintenance. Scientists at MIT have taken this even farther ...
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DARPA Launches Project CHARIOT in Bid to Protect Big Tech Profits / Give Backdoor Access to IOT

DARPA Launches Project CHARIOT in Bid to Protect Big Tech Profits / Give Backdoor Access to IOT

ARPA announces a new type of cryptography to protect the Big Tech firm profits from the dawn of quantum computers and allow backdoor access into 3 trillion internet-connected devices. by Raul Diego The U.S. Military-Industrial complex is sprinting on a chariot to shore up the encryption space before the next era of computation upends the entire digital edifice built on semiconductors and transistors. But, the core of the effort is protecting markets for Big Tech and all of its tentacles, which stand to lose years or even decades of profits should the new tech be rolled out too quickly ...
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Common Source of Wireless “WiFi” Radiation Affects Human Cells – Especially Kids – Korean Gov’t Study

Common Source of Wireless “WiFi” Radiation Affects Human Cells – Especially Kids – Korean Gov’t Study

There is actually quite a bit of research that has already determined that exposure to various sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (aka “Electrosmog”) is harmful to human health.  “Electrosmog” includes common sources of wireless like WiFi, 5G, Bluetooth, and cell phone radiation.   The Korean Government funded a study which also suggests that exposure to a commonly used wireless frequency can impact us – especially children. From Environmental Health Trust: Continuous Exposure to 1.7 GHz LTE Electromagnetic Fields Increases Intracellular Reactive Oxygen Species to Decrease Human Cell Proliferation and Induce Senescence. Choi, J., Min, K., Jeon, S. et al.  Scientific Reports 2020 The journal Scientific Reports published a new study (Choi, J., Min, K., ...
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Switzerland Halts 5G Rollout Due to Health Concerns, Widespread Public Opposition

Switzerland Halts 5G Rollout Due to Health Concerns, Widespread Public Opposition

"Switzerland, one of the world's leaders in the rollout of 5G mobile technology, has placed an indefinite moratorium on the use of its new network because of health concerns," The Financial Times reports. Switzerland is relatively advanced in Europe in adopting 5G. The wealthy alpine country has built more than 2,000 antennas to upgrade its network in the last year alone, and its telecoms providers have been promising their customers’ imminent 5G coverage for most of the past year. However, a letter sent by the Swiss environment agency, Bafu, to the country's cantonal governments at the end of January, has ...
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Lawsuit: Apple, Google, Tesla Profit from African Child Labor

Lawsuit: Apple, Google, Tesla Profit from African Child Labor

A slew of high-tech companies including Apple, Google, and Tesla are being sued by a group of Congolese families whose children allegedly died or were severely injured while mining cobalt that is used to produce lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones and electric cars. The human rights organization International Rights Advocates filed the suit Sunday in a Washington, D.C. federal court on behalf of 14 families from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Their suit claims that the companies knowingly aided and abetted the “cruel and brutal” use of young children to mine cobalt, which is a key ingredient ...
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