Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Can you cook popcorn with that?

Canadian University bans Wi-Fi over safety concerns

A Canadian university has limited Wi-Fi networks on campus, not out of information security concerns, but because the long-term safety of the technology is "unproven".

Fred Gilbert, president of Canada's Lakehead University, made the order on the basis of possible health risk from the technology, especially to young people. Inconclusive studies into possible links between radio transmissions and leukemia and brain tumors from, among others, scientists for the California Public Utilities Commission, led Gilbert to make the "precautionary ban".
Is that why when I walk around our building at work I smell burnt popcorn everywhere?