Canada: Voormalig Microsoft baas tegen WiFi
donderdag, 30 mei 2013 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal
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13 mei 2013
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Robyn Urback: Former Microsoft Canada head joins bizarre fight to protect schoolchildren from Wi-Fi
Concerned parents touting brochures about the dangers of wireless routers found an ally last week in former Microsoft Canada president Frank Clegg. Clegg, who worked at Microsoft for 14 years before leaving to launch Citizens 4 Safe Technology (C4ST), spoke to parents and teachers in Mississauga on May 9 about the dangers of wireless internet in schools.
“There are already children who can’t go to school because of headaches, nausea and heart problems from the wireless systems,” said Clegg in a statement released prior to the event. “Some of these kids have a doctor’s note to prove it. This is a real hazard and we shouldn’t wait for the government to catch up to the technology. We should exercise caution, especially with children.”
Now, the claim that Wi-Fi makes children ill is certainly not new — what with similar allegations touted recently by Simcoe County and York Region parents — but this declaration is markedly different, if for no other reason than the fact that Clegg now has notes from doctors. Well, then.
Another poignant difference, of course, is that instead of parents and the odd teachers’ union speaking out against WiFi, Clegg boasts a resume of impressive technological experience. Though Microsoft is, technically, a software company, is it no stretch to assume that the man occupying the top chair would have some sort of nuanced understanding of wireless networks.
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