Germany’s Telecom Regulator Bans Kids Smartwatches


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“A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices. It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons. Regulator urges parents who have such watches to destroy them.” — Read Article at

“Germany’s telecoms regulator said on Friday it was banning the sale of “smart watches” that can be used by parents to check on their children, saying the devices violated Germany’s strict surveillance laws.” Read Article at  

Germany’s Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency (The Bundesnetzagentur) which oversees the country’s telecommunications has banned smartwatches for kids in the country calling them spying devices. It has also urged parents to destroy these watches mostly used by children between the ages of 5 and 12 years. — Read Article at

Maybe we can get a clue?



Protect Fillmore’s water: say NO to exempting the Sespe Aquifer from the Safe Drinking Water Act


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Today (November 8) at 5pm is the deadline to submit a comment to the state of California (DOGGR – oil and gas regulatory agency) telling them to protect Fillmore’s water and say NO to exempting the Sespe Aquifer from the Safe Drinking Water Act.


Stay tuned for future emails about contacting our regional office of the federal Environmental Protection Agency about this issue. Click HERE for details about the aquifer exemption application.

for public health, clean air, watersheds and our oceans – it’s all connected,
Kimberly Rivers, CFROG Executive Director

iPhone apps can access cameras to secretly take photos and record videos



“The issue with smartphones is that their cameras don’t indicate if they are being used. For Iphones it’s a system that Apple developed, and it works the way it was designed.

Remember in an Interview Edward Snowden once told John Oliver that the National Security Agency (NSA) could secretly spy on users through their smartphones and even collect personal photos from a targeted device.”
— From | Read Full Article at




LAST Santa Susana Field Laboratory EIR HEARING October 7 — CRITICAL


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Yesterday the first of two hearings on DTSC’s Environmental Impact Report for SSFL cleanup was held. The last is tomorrow. It is critical that you come and testify if at all possible. DTSC is proposing to break its longstanding commitment for a full cleanup of the contamination and instead to just walk away from vast quantities of soil polluted with radioactivity and chemically toxic poisons.

The hearing last night was very moving —dozens of people spoke passionately about the cancers in the community and their outrage that DTSC would break its promises about cleaning up the toxic mess, and plan instead to leave it to keep migrating offsite to the people who live in the area.

This is the last hearing. PLEASE, PLEASE, if you can, come and speak (3 minutes) as part of the formal comment period. Express your dismay that the toxics agency seems to be controlled by the polluters it is supposed to regulate, like Boeing, rather than working to protect the health of the public.

The last SSFL EIR hearing is Saturday, Oct 7 – please attend and speak up for the promised full cleanup!

What to expect
When you arrive, please fill out a comment card and indicate that you would like to speak. Comments are limited to 3 minutes and are taken in the order the comment cards are submitted, so we recommend arriving early at the beginning of the open house.

Be prepared to hear a barrage of information from DTSC and Boeing surrogates on potentially harmful impacts from the cleanup. Know that many of these impacts are false or exaggerated. By far the greatest risk to the community and environment is if the contamination doesn’t get cleaned up, posing a risk both onsite and from contamination migrating offsite.

For more information, please see the FAQ page from the new website, Protect Santa Susana from Boeing.

Thank you,

SSFL Work Group
Working to ensure a full cleanup of the contamination at SSFL

Saturday, October 7
2 – 3 pm Open House | 3 – 5 pm Hearing
St. John Eudes Church
9901 Mason Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311


DTSC Draft EIR Breaks Santa Susanna Field Laboratory Cleanup Commitments


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Attend public hearings Oct. 5 and 7


The Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has finally released its draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the SSFL cleanup. The EIR includes proposals that violate the AOC cleanup agreements DTSC signed with the DOE and NASA for full cleanup of their SSFL areas. For Boeing’s part of SSFL, the EIR blocks from even being considered cleanup to the standards DTSC hand long promised.

The EIR also omits cancer risk information and hypes potential negative impacts of the cleanup, presenting a very inaccurate assessment of the SSFL cleanup. Tell DTSC to keep its promises and require ALL SSFL contamination to be cleaned up!

To make matters worse, Boeing has pulled out all the stops by releasing a website called “Protect Santa Susana” urging people to submit comments to DTSC and elected officials recommending a cleanup that would leave most of the contamination not cleaned up! To fight back, cleanup advocates have launched a new website, Protect Santa Susana from Boeing, that counters Boeing’s disinformation campaign. Please visit the site and share widely.

Comments on the draft EIR are one of the most important and final opportunities for the public to weigh in on the cleanup.

Please submit your comment to DTSC and attend the public hearings that DTSC is holding next week.
• Thursday, October 5 – The October 5 meeting will be held from 6 – 9 pm at the Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065.
• Saturday, October 7 – The October 7 meeting will be held from 2 – 5 pm at St. John Eudes Church, 9901 Mason Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311.