Telecoms Want to Hide Detailed 5G Installation Maps from The Public AND The Feds

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12-10-19 07:27:00,

By B.N. Frank

The role of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is to protect the public by regulating the telecom industry.  Unfortunately, they’ve been doing the exact opposite for many years now.  The “Race for 5G” has taken this to a whole new level of awful and the agency is being sued by many entities for promoting 5G and forcing its installation (see 1, 2, 3, 4).

Telecoms have admitted they have NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe and many experts say 5G isn’t (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  People and their pets are becoming sick where it has already been installed (see 1, 2, 3)Meteorologists, NASA, NOAA and the U.S. Navy warn 5G will reduce the accuracy of weather predictions and large urban areas will be impacted first.

Now telecoms don’t even want the FCC to know where they are installing 5G.  Maybe it’s because if nobody knows where it is they can’t sue them when the poop hits the fan.

From Ars Technica:

With the Federal Communications Commission planning to require carriers to submit more accurate data about broadband deployment, AT&T and the mobile industry’s top lobby group are urging the FCC to exclude 5G from the upgraded data collection.

“There is broad agreement that it is not yet time to require reporting on 5G coverage,” AT&T told the FCC in a filing this week.

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Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. “[A]s CTIA points out, service standards for 5G are still emerging, precluding reporting of service-level coverage for 5G networks (other than the 5G-NR submissions already required),” AT&T wrote.

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But CTIA said requiring more than that would be “premature” because “industry consensus is still emerging around how best to measure the deployment of this still-nascent technology.” Verizon also told the FCC in September that “adoption of standardized parameters is premature” for 5G.

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When Telecoms Refer to 4G & 5G Small Cell Towers as “Nodes” That Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Emitting Harmful Radiation

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09-08-19 09:27:00,

By B.N. Frank

Research has already determined that exposure to all sources of cell phone and wireless radiation is harmful.  There is still no scientifically determined “safe” level of exposure for children or pregnant women and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other experts warn that kids are more vulnerable than adults.  Animals are affected by it too.  Telecom companies have also been warning investors that eventually they may be held liable and have to pay large settlements because of their products and transmitters (aka cell towers).

Opposition to small cell installation is increasing worldwide.  Maybe that’s why Verizon sometimes refers to them as “nodes”.  Stay classy, Verizon:

Verizon has launched an ambitious project to build out a network of small cell nodes in New Jersey that will further improve its first-in-class wireless service.

With demand for wireless coverage continuing to increase every year, the small cell network nodes will add capacity for data-hungry services, such as video streaming, social media, the Internet of Things (IoT), GPS and public safety.

The small cell network nodes work in conjunction with Verizon’s existing wireless and fiber network and are located near street level where they can serve high-traffic areas in densely-populated city neighborhoods, busy tourist attractions, restaurants, cafes and outdoor recreation facilities.

Verizon has already started installing the small cells in Newark and Jersey City, as well as in numerous shore communities.

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Small cell network nodes are small and barely noticeable. A typical installation consists of small radios and antennas, two or three feet long, placed on existing and new utility poles, street lights, signs and signal light poles.

The locations and structures are carefully selected to create an ideal network of coverage, improving wireless service. In certain circumstances, Verizon is working with electric utilities to upgrade existing street lights, and to replace them with new street light fixtures that can accommodate the radio equipment in the base of the structure, and the antennas in a dome on top of the structure.

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US telecoms ‘selling cellphone data showing user locations in real time’

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09-01-19 01:23:00,

American telecommunications giants are selling access to their customers’ location data, leaving them exposed to being tracked by bounty hunters and others, a disturbing report by Motherboard has revealed.

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are reportedly among the companies whose data is being used to track phone locations, leaving mobile network users exposed without their knowledge.

US telecommunication companies sell user data to aggregator companies who then sell this information in turn to their own customers. The data can then be re-sold on the black market, where it could fall into the hands of criminals, stalkers and others.

Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox paid a bounty hunter to geolocate a target’s T-Mobile phone in his investigation into the location tracking practice. The bounty hunter’s contact was able to track the phone to the correct Queens neighborhood within a few hundred meters of its location. This was done without any hacking or previous knowledge of the owner’s location.

Tracking the target

T-Mobile shared user location data with a data aggregator company called Zumigo, which shares information with another company called Microbilt. Microbilt sells phone geolocation services to a number of private industries, like property managers, bail bondsmen and roadside assistance, company documents and sources revealed to Motherboard.

Using just a phone number, the company’s Mobile Device Verify can bring up the target’s name, address and phone location, either in a specific instance, or as a constant tracking service.  

Finding a phone will set you back a mere $4.95, but if you sign up to a package to track more phones the cost per phone will fall. To track someone’s real time location using their phone costs $12.95. In this case, a bounty hunter got a Microbilt customer to find the target’s phone, for $300.

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Microbilt customers can sell on the information they pay for to other sources, meaning the data can end up in anyone’s hands. Motherboard reports bounty hunters also use the geolocation to track their own ex’s.

Telcos sell customers’ real time location to one set of companies, that then sell it to an array of different industries: car rental,

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