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TL;DR: 128(!) Mb USB-stick


Rory Cellan-Jones
28 May 2020

Trading Standards squad targets anti-5G USB stick



Trading Standards officers are seeking to halt sales of a device that has been claimed to offer protection against the supposed dangers of 5G via use of quantum technology.

Cyber-security experts say the £339 5GBioShield appears to no more than a basic USB drive.

"We consider it to be a scam," Stephen Knight, operations director for London Trading Standards told the BBC.

His said his team is working with City of London Police's Action Fraud squad.

They are seeking a court order to take down the company's website.

"People who are vulnerable need protection from this kind of unscrupulous trading," he added.

The intervention follows an examination of the device, which was first reported by the BBC.

The vendor - BioShield Distribution - had previously said the device was backed by "research", but has not responded to the latest development.

'Holographic nano-layer catalyser'

The rollout of the new 5G mobile networks began in the UK only last summer and has not yet reached outside urban areas.

Yet across the country there is already a cottage industry offering protection against the supposed negative health effects, even though they have been dismissed by regulators and mainstream scientists.

The 5GBioShield was recommended by a member of Glastonbury Town Council's 5G Advisory Committee, which has called for an inquiry into 5G.

One of nine external members, Toby Hall, said: "We use this device and find it helpful," and provided a link to its website, which describes it as a USB key that "provides protection for your home and family, thanks to the wearable holographic nano-layer catalyser, which can be worn or placed near to a smartphone or any other electrical, radiation or EMF [electromagnetic field] emitting device".

"Through a process of quantum oscillation, the 5GBioShield USB key balances and re-harmonises the disturbing frequencies arising from the electric fog induced by devices, such as laptops, cordless phones, wi-fi, tablets, et cetera," it adds.

Each of these USB keys costs £339.60 including VAT, though there is a special offer of three for £958.80.

But, at first sight, it seems to be just that - a USB key, with just 128MB of storage.

"So what's different between it and a virtually identical 'crystal' USB key available from various suppliers in Shenzhen, China, for around £5 per key?" asks Ken Munro, whose company, Pen Test Partners, specialises in taking apart consumer electronic products to spot security vulnerabilities.

And the answer appears to be a circular sticker.

"Now, we're not 5G quantum experts but said sticker looks remarkably like one available in sheets from stationery suppliers for less than a penny each," he says.

'Time dilation'

Mr Munro and his colleague Phil Eveleigh proceeded to dismantle the USB key to find out if there were any whizz-bang electronics inside.

But all they found was an LED light on the circuit board, similar to those on any other USB key.

Their conclusion was that trading standards bodies should carry out their own investigations.

A search in Companies House shows the two directors of BioShield Distribution are Anna Grochowalska and Valerio Laghezza.

Both of them appear to have been involved previously in a business called Immortalis, which sells a dietary supplement called Klotho Formula.

Its website - rather similar in design to that of the BioShield - says Klotho Formula uses a "proprietary procedure that leads to relativistic time dilation and biological quantum entanglement at the DNA level".

'Sensitive information'

Ms Grochowalska told BBC News her company was the sole global distributor of the 5GBioShield - but it did not manufacture or own the product.

"We are in possession of a great deal of technical information, with plenty of back-up historical research," she said.

"As you can understand, we are not authorised to fully disclose all this sensitive information to third parties, for obvious reasons."

And she rejected the suggestion selling a £5 product for more than £300 was unreasonable.

"In regard to the costs analysis your research has produced, I believe that the lack of in-depth information will not drive you to the exact computation of our expenses and production costs, including the cost of IP [intellectual property rights], and so on," she said.

"It is therefore hard to take your evaluation seriously, since you have evidently not researched the background facts in any meaningful way."
MORE:
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52810220

The technical details and reverse engineering

[PenTest Partners]

(...) When plugged in to our test machine we may have missed the bubble of “quantum holographic catalyzer technology” appearing.

The stick comes loaded with a 25 page PDF version of the material from 5GbioShield ‘s website. It included a Q&A of distances for the “bubble” and how to know if it is working. It’s an “always on” system apparently, is always working, powered or not, so no visual checks needed.

A review of the stick’s properties revealed nothing more that what you’d expect from a regular 128MB USB key. We weren’t even sure that 128s are still in production! (...)
MORE:
https://www.pentestpartners.com/security-blog/reverse-engineering-a-5g-bioshield/

(c) Photo: PenTest Partners

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Today's #unpopular #opinion:

#Attribution is overrated


What I agree with about attribution:
- It shouldn't be lied about who the author of the work is, in the same way in which lying about anything is bad.
- In the current economical framework, requirement of attribution is a little more justified for free as in freedom works, as an alternative reward for direct money. BUT by requiring an attribution, the artist is still dealing with #business -- they're buying an ad, just not with money, but with time invested in creating the ad. In this sense I find such works not purely independently created #art, but largely a product of the #market.
- Asking for attribution is totally okay as long as it is not a legal requirement of the license.
- It is a good habit to attribute works that you extensively reused if it is not a big hassle, no matter the license conditions. I always try to do this.

The main points why I think it's overrated and why everything should be public domain ( #CC0 ):
  • The fact that attribution is not required legally doesn't mean it won't be attributed. In fact most people naturally do this, even with #publicdomain works. It is not like people are waiting for an opportunity to use a work without giving credit, there is no gain to such behavior. Not even in the commercial world!
  • The idea of "everything has to be owned by someone" is a product of the """intellectual property""" #propaganda, and leaks to the #freeculture world. The #copyright cancer makes us believe we own any piece of fart (#pun intended) we involuntarily produce in order to participate in a lottery of "this can go viral and you can become rich just by chance". That makes us believe we have to sign under everything just in case. In fact, as #freeculture argues, this copyright lottery has a lot of very wrong side effect that make the net result negative. Let's not support this.
  • One the side effects is that a required attribution creates real problems in practice. Creating a work based on many other works (personal experience: a Minetest texture pack) adds a lot of hassle, and requires the artist to keep a mile long list of every small work they used for any brush and small chunks of pixels or audio samples, with proper attribution format each individual artist requires. That is discouraging to creating new art and takes a bit of the precious energy of the artist away, making them not be able to fully concentrate on the art. A small mistake in such list makes you infringe on copyright as if you simply """pirated""" the work. For this reason, I personally filter out all free content that is not in public domain when creating derivative works -- so if you create an amazing work but license it CC-BY, I won't ever even see it.
  • If the work is really great and does go viral, the original author will absolutely most certainly be found and credited even without an attribution requirement. Why? Simply because people are curious and do want to support that person to create more such work. It is society's interest to find the true author in order to make them create more great work. The fact that authorship can be stolen changes nothing about the requirement of attribution -- it can be stolen either way (and that is wrong).
  • Love for creating art is a prerequisite for being an artist, and so the creative process is always a reward in itself. The net gain of creating art is therefore always positive for the artist, unlike as for example a factory worker, who hates their #job and has to be compensated with #money for doing it. The artist should require no compensation, which the attribution (an ad) represents. The fact that no one pays artists unless they fight for money is just a fault of #capitalism. So the attribution requirement may be a necessity at this specific moment, but we should admit that it is a hotfix of a faulty system and this should be eliminated eventually.
  • Requiring attribution is saying I need attention. If you want attention, don't do art (in a broad sense, such as programming, math, ...). Start a food blog at #instagram.
So please, dear #freeculture friend, next time you #share your work, please consider the #CC0 option, as I do :-)
 
Today's #unpopular #opinion:

#Attribution is overrated


What I agree with about attribution:
- It shouldn't be lied about who the author of the work is, in the same way in which lying about anything is bad.
- In the current economical framework, requirement of attribution is a little more justified for free as in freedom works, as an alternative reward for direct money. BUT by requiring an attribution, the artist is still dealing with #business -- they're buying an ad, just not with money, but with time invested in creating the ad. In this sense I find such works not purely independently created #art, but largely a product of the #market.
- Asking for attribution is totally okay as long as it is not a legal requirement of the license.
- It is a good habit to attribute works that you extensively reused if it is not a big hassle, no matter the license conditions. I always try to do this.

The main points why I think it's overrated and why everything should be public domain ( #CC0 ):
  • The fact that attribution is not required legally doesn't mean it won't be attributed. In fact most people naturally do this, even with #publicdomain works. It is not like people are waiting for an opportunity to use a work without giving credit, there is no gain to such behavior. Not even in the commercial world!
  • The idea of "everything has to be owned by someone" is a product of the """intellectual property""" #propaganda, and leaks to the #freeculture world. The #copyright cancer makes us believe we own any piece of fart (#pun intended) we involuntarily produce in order to participate in a lottery of "this can go viral and you can become rich just by chance". That makes us believe we have to sign under everything just in case. In fact, as #freeculture argues, this copyright lottery has a lot of very wrong side effect that make the net result negative. Let's not support this.
  • One the side effects is that a required attribution creates real problems in practice. Creating a work based on many other works (personal experience: a Minetest texture pack) adds a lot of hassle, and requires the artist to keep a mile long list of every small work they used for any brush and small chunks of pixels or audio samples, with proper attribution format each individual artist requires. That is discouraging to creating new art and takes a bit of the precious energy of the artist away, making them not be able to fully concentrate on the art. A small mistake in such list makes you infringe on copyright as if you simply """pirated""" the work. For this reason, I personally filter out all free content that is not in public domain when creating derivative works -- so if you create an amazing work but license it CC-BY, I won't ever even see it.
  • If the work is really great and does go viral, the original author will absolutely most certainly be found and credited even without an attribution requirement. Why? Simply because people are curious and do want to support that person to create more such work. It is society's interest to find the true author in order to make them create more great work. The fact that authorship can be stolen changes nothing about the requirement of attribution -- it can be stolen either way (and that is wrong).
  • Love for creating art is a prerequisite for being an artist, and so the creative process is always a reward in itself. The net gain of creating art is therefore always positive for the artist, unlike as for example a factory worker, who hates their #job and has to be compensated with #money for doing it. The artist should require no compensation, which the attribution (an ad) represents. The fact that no one pays artists unless they fight for money is just a fault of #capitalism. So the attribution requirement may be a necessity at this specific moment, but we should admit that it is a hotfix of a faulty system and this should be eliminated eventually.
  • Requiring attribution is saying I need attention. If you want attention, don't do art (in a broad sense, such as programming, math, ...). Start a food blog at #instagram.
So please, dear #freeculture friend, next time you #share your work, please consider the #CC0 option, as I do :-)
 
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Melbourne cafe Handsome Her closing two years after introducing ‘man tax’


We’ve never shied away from controversy in the spirit of social justice and it seems fitting that we go out in the same style in which we came in: a whirlwind of sad, angry male tears. A pretty decent spruik on The Daily Mail has set off a spate of love letters from adoring men worldwide, and yes it is sad but true; this Sunday is our final day. However let us assure you that we are not closing because of:

A) Male tears or misogynistic vitriol from men's rights activists. We’re lesbians, we’re quite used witnessing the fragility of the male ego which literally cannot compute the idea of a woman who is not interested in them. These abusive comments have been mostly amusing, only reinforced our views about how toxic sexism is, and great motivation for us to keep up the good work

B) Not making enough money. If you've been in you know we are doing just fine. Our fans and regulars can smell a rat when it comes to fake google reviews from #sadmen. Most of our male customers have happily paid above and beyond the optional surcharge (mantax) which we donate to charity. Handsome Her was somewhat of a social experiment for us outside of our professional realms, and we have seen that it works to put our politics to the forefront in life and in business

As much as people would love to believe it, sorry but the max tax did not run our business into the ground, we just don't want to own a cafe anymore...

For real though, we have sold the business because we are young, educated and off on our next adventure! For those of you who have run your own small business, you know how much time, blood, sweat and tears it takes, and we are looking forward to a slower, more deliberate way of living out in the world and putting our feminist, vegan, low-waste politics into practice.

We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday so we will see you then!

We remain ever yours, the leftist, extremist, man-hating, vegan dykes of your worst nightmare xx much love to you all
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