Feeds

Scottish mother gets militant over mobile masts

Stages protest in four-inch hole

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

A Scottish mother has got militant with One2One by staging an impromptu protest in a Glaswegian four-inch hole, destined to be the home of a new mobile phone mast.

Sarah Williamson was incensed when her daughter woke her up to say men were digging outside. Workmen were digging up part of a garage forecourt, just 100 yards from Mrs Williamson's house to install a mobile mast.

When she found out the reason for the hole (two foot by three foot but only four inches deep), she stood in it and refused to move. A crowd of 20 swiftly arrived, causing the workmen to contact their manager. Two hours later, they filled in the hole and left.

Mrs Williamson said she was worried about the health issues surrounding mobile masts but One2One says it has no choice and argued that the masts are safe (as far as they know).

Ironically, just yesterday Chris Gent, CEO of Vodafone, told a meeting of fund managers in Edinburgh that new planning rules in Scotland could prevent the introduction of new masts needed to provide 3G services. The Scottish government is soon to introduce new regulations that will force planning permission to be sought for all new masts.

Seems that Mrs Williamson was unwilling to wait until then. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
IBM storage revenues sink: 'We are disappointed,' says CEO
Time to put the storage biz up for sale?
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster
6TB of DRAM, 38TB of SSD flash and 120TB of disk storage
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?
This time we play for ALL the marbles
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.