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February 18, 2016 Wreckage of Google Wi-Fi Balloon Found in Sri Lanka By Jack O'Dwyer
"Workers at a Sri Lanka tea plantation on Feb. 17 found wreckage of a Google "Project Loon" Wi-Fi high-altitude balloon. It was the maiden flight of the controversial project that would bring Wi-Fi to remote areas."
December 17, 2015 Google's Secret US Loon Test Implicates the FCC, FAA, EPA, State, & DOD/NSA By Scott Cleland
"Are several arms of the U.S. Government giving Google special treatment to enable it to secretly conduct a nationwide, two-year, test of Project Loon - Google's ambitious scheme to be the first company to commercialize the stratosphere - in a manner that risks public safety, and environmental, and other harms?"
November 20, 2014 Wall Street Journal Google Must Be Crazy? A Web Balloon Crashes in South Africa By Amir Mizroch
"According to a report Thursday in the Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper, Urbanus Botha, who farms in the arid landscape of the Karoo south of Bloemfontein and Lesotho in the center of South Africa, came across the crashed balloon and initially thought it a weather balloon from the nearby weather station at De Aar. He called up the station's office but nobody picked up, so he packed it into his pickup truck, thinking that its plastic could come in handy as he planned to repaint his shed.
"The huge piece of plastic filled my whole van," Botha said."
June 20, 2014 Google Loon Wi-Fi balloon creates panic in New Zealand By Cassandra Khaw
"Rescue helicopter dispatched for what was thought to be a crashing plane"
June 3, 2014 Google's Project Loon suffers accident as balloon takes out power lines By Chris Welch
"Google has confirmed that a balloon involved in its Project Loon struck power lines and knocked out electricity for some residents of a Washington town last week. The company told NBC News that the balloon was "in the process of a controlled landing" at around 1AM when it took out a small number of electrical lines. Prior to the descent, Google notified FAA officials of the landing to avoid any risk of interference with nearby air traffic."
June 3, 2014 NBC News Loon Attack! Google Balloon Knocks Out Power Lines During Descent By Devin Coldewey
"What goes up must come down - but with a high-tech, high-altitude balloon, where it comes down isn't always so easy to tell. That's what Google's ambitious Project Loon was reminded of when one of its floating Internet hot spots knocked out power lines in south-central Washington state."
GUARDS in the NewsMarch 28, 2016 Maine Voices: Your smart meter isn't necessarily safe or healthy
Maine lives are at risk from the noncancer effects of smart meter-induced radiofrequency radiation. By Ed Friedman
"The title of Marina SchaufflerÕs recent column referring to the "wired world" ("We live in a wired world, ignoring potential threats from our devices," March 20) is a bit misleading. The myriad of problems discussed in the piece stem from an increasingly "wireless" world. Typically, wired connections are safe Š or at least far safer than radiofrequency-emitting wireless."
March 22, 2016 FCC Approves Google's Loon Balloon Wi-Fi Project By Jack O'Dwyer
"The Federal Communications Commission on March 17 gave Google permission to float high-altitude balloons that provide Wi-Fi in 50 states. Anti-Wi-Fi groups say they are dangerous but Google denies all such charges."
February 22, 2016 Tech Companies Ignore Wi-Fi Dangers to Children, Babies By Jack O'Dwyer
"The rush to bathe the world in Wi-Fi radiation, including Google's plan to launch thousands of Wi-Fi satellites in space, has run up against claims that such radiation is especially harmful to children, babies and fetuses."
February 1, 2016 New York City Wi-Fi Kiosks Said to Violate Civil Rights By Jack O'Dwyer
"The 7,500 high-powered Wi-Fi kiosks proposed for New York City are a violation of civil rights, say critics."
January 26, 2016 Maryland Parents Battle Wi-Fi in Schools By Jack O'Dwyer
"Parents of children in Maryland are waging a battle to have wi-fi equipment removed from classrooms. School authorities thus far are claiming the classrooms meet "FCC regulations."
"School Wi-Fi is Wi-Fi on steroids," says Safe Tech for Schools Maryland. Its site carries a YouTube segment that appeared on WSUA-9."
January 13, 2016 Global Union Against Radiation Battles WiFi from Space By Jack O'Dwyer
"The group says the "harmful pulsed microwave radiation" violates human rights conventions due to the "serious biological effects and involuntary nature of the exposure.""
January 8, 2016 INTERNATIONAL COALITION OBJECTS TO GOOGLE'S 'PROJECT LOON'
By Alexis Kramer
"GUARDS argued, in a recent filing to the Federal Communications Commission, that the proposed project violates several international treaties, including the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities."
March 27, 2015 Global union against radiation deployment in space By Andrew Geller
Wireless Technology Harming Ordinary People
EMF Scientists Appeal to the United Nations www.EMFscientist.org
How We Are Killing Ourselves - Wireless Radiation (Hebrew) or, for English subtitles, How We Are Killing Ourselves - Wireless Radiation
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"Microwaves, Science, and Lies"
"WiFi in Schools: How Safe"
Maryland women suffers acute radiation exposure from a bank of smart meters
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