By B.N. Frank
Reports have indicated that 4G service is still more private, reliable and secure than 5G (see 1, 2, 3). Additionally, U.S. opposition to 5G deployment has been ongoing due to a variety of concerns including cybersecurity (see 1, 2), public safety (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), health (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), economic and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). In fact, lawsuits have been filed against deployment on Earth (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and in space (see 1, 2).
From Fierce Wireless:
Revamped security council outlines 5G, open RAN, Wi-Fi priorities
The latest version of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) held its first meeting to outline the federal advisory committee’s priorities. They focus on 5G network security, along with technologies like open RAN and virtualization.
FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel recently reestablished CSRIC in its eighth iteration, and this time is bringing in more participation from additional government partners as well as public interest groups, alongside industry stakeholders.
Co-chairing CSRIC VIII are Billy Bob Brown Jr., executive assistant director for emergency communications for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) under the Department of Homeland Security, and Verizon Chief Information Security Officer Nasrin Rezai.
In opening remarks at Wednesday’s meeting, Rosenworcel pointed to a number of large recent breaches, including KPN, a wireless carrier in the Netherlands, that discovered calls of 6.5 million subscribers may have been susceptible to monitoring because of insecure network equipment. She also cited the SolarWinds breach, as well as last month when “a hacker stole data on more than 50 million customers from a nationwide wireless carrier.”
T-Mobile was hit with a customer data breach in August that affected more than 50 million people, after a hacker compromised servers.
“The truth is that every day in our connected digital life there are too many cyber events that have the potential to harm the safety and well-being of people and businesses across the country. And no entity is immune from this threat – whether large or small, public or private, prepared or unprepared,” Rosenworcel said.
Network security is particularly important in the transition to 5G, as networks will connect countless more devices and things, she added.
In 2019, telecom executives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they had NO independent studies proving that 5G is safe.
Later in 2019, then presidential candidate Joe Biden was confronted with this information and said:
WATCH: A woman in Iowa tells @JoeBiden the 5G in the area is making people sick and their "minds are breaking down."
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) December 29, 2019
So far, there has been no indication that anyone in now President Biden’s administration has ordered 5G be “studied thoroughly”.
Americans opposed to any or all of this may
- click here to sign a letter asking the Biden administration to stop 5G deployment
- click here to contact their legislators and ask for protection from unsafe levels of wireless radiation (Bluetooth, cell phone, Wi-Fi, 5G, 6G, etc.)
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Americans for Responsible Technology
- 5G Information
- 5G Space Appeal
- Stop 5G International
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Wireless Information Network
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