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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 "In 2012, small network equipment consumedmore than... three dirty coal power plants worth of electricity." Slay Vampire WiFi! WiFi seems incredibly convenient. But what are the costs of having WiFi always-on, even when it's not being used? Feasts on Energy Sucks Up Your Money Preys on Your Data Drains Your Vitality "There are approximately 145 million of these little boxes in peoples homes and on a per household basis, they consume just under 100 kilowatts per year more than a new energy efficient 32-inch TV, twice as much as a new 14-inch ENERGY STAR laptop computer, and 30 times as much as a cell phone charger." 0 20 40 60 80 100 Household Wireless ENERGY STAR 32" TV ENERGY STAR 14" Laptop Cell Phone Charger Save energy by turning off your WiFi when it's not in use. "These small, innocuous black boxes that never sleepconsume enough electricity each year to power all 1.2 million homes in the Silicon Valley area." According to the National Resource Defense Counsel (NRDC) Save money by turning off your WiFi when it's not in use. "The equipment that keeps us constantly connected to the Internet now in nearly 90 million American homes uses about $1 billion worth of electricity annually."- CNBC The NRDC estimates that turning off WiFi when not in use could save $300M annually, in the U.S. alone. Your WiFi can't be hacked, if it's off. More than 822 million records were exposed worldwide in 2013, including credit card numbers, birth dates, medical information, phone numbers, social security numbers, addresses, user names, emails, names, and passwords. In 2013 an estimated 4.5 million Americans were the victim of phishingor pharmingattempts, meaning payment details were stolen from hacked computers, smartphones, or website users. According to a 2014 report from Risk Based Security Reduce your personal health risks by turning off WiFi when not in use. WiFi uses the same type and frequency of radiation that your microwave oven uses to cook food. A 2007 study showed WiFi radiation can contribute to difficulty sleeping and a 2013 study linked WiFi to chronic sleep problems. A 2011 study found "sperm placed under a laptop connected to the internet through wi-fi suffered more damage than that kept ... away from the wireless signal."- Daily Mail WiFi exposure is damaging to childhood development. A 2004 study showed how WiFi harms the development of the kidneys. Learn More at Slay Vampire WiFi by turning off WiFi when not in use. You'll save money and energy, and reduce your personal security and health risks. A 2010 study showed that WiFi radiation interferes with brain function in otherwise healthy women.
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