On Tuesday evening, the Berkeley, California City Council unanimously passed legislation requiring warnings be posted at cell phone retailers in the city, simply informing people of what is already in the manual regarding the health risks of cell phone radiation.
This comes the day after 190 scientists and medical researchers from 39 nations called upon the WHO, UN, and member states to begin taking health and environmental impacts from Electro-Magnetic Fields seriously.
Thanks to the Berkeley City Council for their leadership and to Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig who has agreed to represent the city pro bono. More details can be found at the Safer EMR site.
You may remember that Stop Smart Meters! and the CA Brain Tumor Association were tired of waiting years for legislation while people got sick and died, so we labeled phones ourselves in this direct action at the Verizon store in San Francisco last January. Even the Verizon employees thought the warning labels were a good idea and installed one on their phone.
Now Available in the Stop Smart Meters! Online Store: Public Exposure: DNA, Democracy & the “Wireless Revolution“
To celebrate these advances made by the EMF Safety movement, we’ve just added Public Exposure: DNA, Democracy & the “Wireless Revolution” to our online store which also features Mobilize: A Film About Cell Phone Radiation as well as other DVD’s and resources to support your local campaign.
Winn Schwartau: Airlines in Cyber-Panic? PLUS Robert Steele on Criminal Irresponsibility UPDATE 2
Categories: Commerce,Corruption,Government,IO Impotency,Military
I REALLY believe in this. This is serious shit. W
If Safety is truly your First Concern, please turn off WiFi and Entertainment Systems until the potential cybersecurity problems are solved and passenger safety can be guaranteed.
As a security professional It astounds me that we are even questioning taking this simple step to remove the potential risk of a disaster while better solutions are designed. I have to severely question the wisdom of connecting the WiFi with Avionics Networks on a fly by wire machine hurtling 250 people at 530mph.
Your Customers, including me and my family and friends, sincerely hope that Safety comes before Profits.
Winn Schwartau, CEO, The Security Awareness Company
Phi Beta Iota: Below is the video and the article that summarizes the situation and also has some very intelligent (as well as some less intelligent) comments. The publisher is to be commended for allowing full spectrum comments to appear. Robert Steele’s comment is reproduced below.
FBI docs: Banned hacker says he commandeered a plane
Robert David Steele Vivas
Robert David Steele Vivas
ROBERT STEELE: I was a co-founder with Winn Schwartau of the Information Warfare Conference, and the opening speaker at Hackers on Planet Earth in 1994. I still remember some early papers from the US Air War College laying out very clearly how hackable all electronic systems are — indeed, NSA’s greatest non-secret is that the Chinese have been riding the electrical circuits into US Government computers that are not linked directly to the Internet. Bottom line — as I said on RT recently — is that the US Government has been criminally irresponsible in allowing industry to buy its way out of fundamental code level security — our entire cyber-world is a house of cards, and it is legislative corruption and corporate malfesance that makes it so. Although NSA was tasked in 1994 with protecting US commercial communications and computers, they chose instead to create infantile back-doors with the active connivance of the CEOs of Google, HP, Dell, Microsoft, and others (this is all a matter of public record). I have to wonder why those CEOs are not being made destitute by their betrayed stakeholders. Cars — and airplanes — can indeed be hacked. They can also be electromagentic pulse-bombed. I make these statements with the hope that some real investigative journalism will occur, and that the FBI will sound a proper alarm that leads Congress and the Executive to mandate a Manhattan scale project toward open source everything engineering (see my Open Source Everything Manifesto). If you live by lies, you die by lies. Time the public got upset about this. IMHO. #ElectoralReform – OpenPower is my proposed solution to the larger issue of lost integrity across all systems.
UPDATE 2 (Dumb BBC article + Related 2)
BBC Lite: FBI flight hacker claims queried by security experts
BBC: US airline to reward bug-finding hackers (but not on in-flight systems)
GAO-15-370 Air Traffic Control – FAA Needs a More Comprehensive Approach to Address Cybersecurity as Agency Transitions to NextGen
The Security Ledger: GAO Warns of Cyber Risks In-Flight
WIRED: United Will Reward People Who Flag Security Flaws—Sort Of
WIRED: Hacker’s Tweet Reignites Ugly Battle Over Security Holes
RELATED (Update 1)
Disappearing Malaysian Airlines 370 @ Phi Beta Iota
Our Lord of the Flies moment
Review: INFORMATION WARFARE–Chaos on the Electronic Superhighway
Review: Terminal Compromise
Review: WORM – The First Digital World War
Robert Steele: YouTube (4:01) RT Interview on NSA, Cyber-Vulernability, and Government Irresponsibility Since 1988
Boston Brakes @ Phi Beta Iota
Cyber Security @ Phi Beta Iota
Winn Schwartau @ Phi Beta Iota
1990-2014 Steele on Specific Intelligence Reforms (Including Alarm on NSA from 1994 Onwards)