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How Your Innocent Smartphone Passes On Your Entire Life To The Secret Service
Holland Created: 30 Jul 2014
Intelligence services collect metadata on the communication of all citizens - Politicians would have us believe that this data doesn’t say all that much. A reader of De Correspondent put this to the test and demonstrated otherwise: metadata reveals a lot more about your life than you think.

Ton Siedsma is nervous. He made the decision weeks ago, but keeps postponing it. It’s the 11th of November, a cold autumn evening. At ten past eight (20:10:48 to be exact), while passing Elst station on the way home, he activates the app. It will track all of his phone’s metadata over the coming week.
Metadata is not the actual content of the communication, but the data about the communication; like the numbers he calls or whatsapps, and where his phone is at a particular moment. Whom he e-mails, the subject of the e-mails and the websites he visits.

Ton won’t be doing anything out of the ordinary. He’ll just lead his normal life.
On weekdays, this means biking from his house in Nijmegen to the station and taking the train to Amsterdam.
On Saturday, he’ll drive his car to Den Bosch and spend the night near Zuiderpark, returning to Nijmegen the next day by public transportation. Later on in the day he’ll have some drinks at a café called St. Anna.

*SNIP* read the entire analysis at the source link below (PDF) ...
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Source: Netzpolitik / Bit of Freedom, Dimitri Tokmetzis, 28 Jul 2014

Dutch court overturns cell permit on concern for bees
Holland Created: 11 Nov 2012
Dutch court overturns cell permit on concern for bees
A court in Zutphen, Netherlands has annulled a permit for a UMTS antenna due to beekeeping activities in the area. The Winterswijk municipality gave KPN the permit to build the tower in November 2010. Five local residents filed an appeal against the permit, and the court found that the city did not motivate its decision well enough to show there would be no negative consequences from the cell site. One of the residents keeps bees around 80m from the proposed site; in the appeal against the site, he pointed to research in Germany and Switzerland on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on bees. The city pointed to other research showing bee deaths related to other factors and said the radiation in this case would be much less than in the German research. However the court found that the city needed to provide more concrete sources of research to sustain its argument and it could not be ruled out that the site would have an effect on the bees.
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Source: Telecom Paper, Iris Atzmon/Agnes Ingvarsdottir, 05 Nov 2012

Doctors issue an appeal against radiation risks
Holland Created: 28 Apr 2009
On 8 April 2009, 50 doctors presented an appeal to Dutch political leaders and government health authorities at The Hague.
On the basis of their experience and observations, they call for measures to be taken to minimise exposure to artificial radiation from electromagnetic fields.

The signatories note a general increase in serious medical conditions of unidentified origin. This increase in health problems and illness parallels the explosive increase in exposure to radiation from electromagnetic fields in the environment.

This appeal is a request to reduce exposure to these artificial fields and a plea for a more careful use of electrical and wireless technologies. In addition it calls for a policy based on independent research and expert opinions published in international scientific journals.

The signatories are all doctors, general practitioners, medical scientists and specialists.

Among them is the general practitioner Dr Liesbeth Adriaansens, who recounts some of the cases from her practice. More evidence comes from a patient who describes the symptoms they have suffered as a result of exposure to electromagnetic fields.
The symptoms that patients and scientists ascribe to low and high frequency electromagnetic fields include palpitations, problems with concentration and memory, headaches, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances and so on. These sometimes improve with simple measures such as replacing a cordless DECT telephone by one with a wired connection. Some scientists link electromagnetic exposure to a risk of Alzheimer's disease and cancer. The commonest sources of electromagnetic fields are relay antennas, wi-fi, cordless phones, electric wires, etc.

Given that there is still no adequate information on the health hazards of EMFs available to the public, in spite of the mounting accumulation of scientific proof, the Dutch organisations the National Platform on Radiation Risks, the Foundation for the Electro-hypersensitive and the Report on Environmental Health and Telephones for Children have decided to publish in the near future an information booklet on 'Using a mobile phone safely'.

For more information: Alex Swinkels – Dutch National Platform Radiation Risks T. : +31-181-785587, info {-at-} stralingsrisicos.nl
http://www.stralingsrisicos.nl
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Source: StralingsRisicos.nl / Next-up, 08 Apr 2009

Doctors warn on electromagnetic radiation
Holland Created: 7 Apr 2009
Politicians and the health service should take steps to reduce the public's exposure to electromagnetic radiation, a group of 50 doctors said on Monday, reports news agency ANP.

They have signed an appeal by a national organisation which wants to make people aware of the risks it says are posed by radiation from mobile phones, computer networks and other apparatus.

The signatories say that there may be a link between the surge in chronic conditions such as headaches, tiredness and sleep disturbances and the 'explosive increase' in electromagnetic radiation in the home and at work, ANP reports.
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Source: DutchNews, 06 Apr 2009

Maintaining the wireless technologies!
Holland Created: 25 Mar 2009
The problem in the telecom world, is the immence range of mobile devices.
That is the biggest reason for installing So Many Antenna, and, All Over The World.
But, The solution is very simple.
And I try to explain it in this drawing.

Cell towers, with transmitting signals, All outside of residential areas (Red dots)
In the residential areas only receiving antennas are allowed, ones that do not transmit, only receive (Green dots)

The data is connected with a Fiber Optic network to the data system.
This way there will be no more than 0001 uW/m2 necessary in residential and workplace areas.
Mobile devices have excellent reception.
The evidence that transfer of data is possible at such distance is in the form of DVB-T digital TV systems.

The transmission power of mobile devices can drastically be reduced to 10 milliwatts.
What now, with the current system, is only adjustable from 3000 to 300 milliwatts.





Source: Arjen Witzel

Dutch Telecom Agency says mast are harmless
Holland Created: 1 Aug 2007
AMSTERDAM – People who live near a UMTS or GSM broadcast mast need not worry that the mast's proximity may endanger their health. The electromagnetic radiation from is far below the limits, according to a study of 211 locations by the Telecom Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The Agency randomly chose a number of masts but also carried out measurements around masts where the public had voiced concerns.

In almost all cases the radiation reached about 2 Volts per metre, while limits are about 60 V/m. One mast was an exception, giving off radiation of 10 V/m. The Health Inspectorate said in 2000 already that the levels of radiation caused by these masts were harmless.
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Source: Expatica, 31 Jul 2007

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