Stop Scientology Disconnection Beacon Project

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  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Stop Scientology Disconnection Beacon Project

    Via @CallMePhilJones

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    What is a Beacon?

    A Beacon is a tiny, battery-powered, wireless, low-cost sensor with a built-in Bluetooth chip device that works on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). It allows Bluetooth enabled devices to receive data within short distances. Beacons continuously broadcast a radio signal, and when a mobile device receives this signal it triggers the action in the smartphone based on the proximity of the beacon. Google and Facebook have gone “ALL IN” promoting beacon technology as a means of communicating with prospective and current customers.

    We are using the Beacon to try to contact those who are still inside Scientology and have been forced to disconnect from family and friends.

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    Phil Jones • 18 minutes ago

    A bit off topic,

    Beacon Project Update:

    *What is a Beacon? A Beacon is a small Bluetooth transmitter that can place a message on a cell phone if that phone has their Bluetooth turned on. The message can include a link to a website also. We've got messages out there about Scientology's disconnection practice as well as some personal messages to family who are still in Scientology, from loved ones outside. We take them into proximity to Orgs and Scientology Events to get our message out to as many Scientologists as we can.


    We've got this thing going international now. There are Beacons on their way to Australia, some are already in the UK and Ireland and have been taken to Orgs and Events over there. We just sent one to someone near Flag. And there's one for events in Denver.

    We have numerous ones in California at many Orgs and Missions.

    So far we've placed well over 50,000 messages on phones around the world. Even if many of those aren't Scientologists we are also educating people on the abuse of disconnection.

    More are going out on a regular basis.

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    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
  2. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Ideas from RMycroft and Once_Born on Tony Ortega's blog.

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    RMycroft Phil Jones • 4 minutes ago


    I'm not sure why a phone couldn't be a Beacon, but I don't see any apps for that, so there's probably a technical reason.

    Radius has a downloadable Beacon disk image for the Raspberry Pi. Use a Pi, Bluetooth dongle (or RPi3), and a USB battery pack.



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    Once_Born RMycroft • 2 minutes ago

    There is an app available in the UK called "Beacon Toy" which can turn a 'phone into a beacon.

    Having just bought a new 'phone, I'm going to install it on my old one, and experiment with range, &c.

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  3. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket Gold Meritorious Patron

    Wait a minute -- these Beacons are supposed to broadcast an anti-C of S message to nearby cell phones? I thought Sea Org members weren't supposed to have cell phones. And aren't other Scientologists supposed to disregard "entheta"?

    For that matter, I don't want to be receiving unsolicited advertisements (no matter who from) on my cell phone. I'm "advertised at" enough in my life. Is there a beacon-blocking technology available?