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About SkyVision Solutions

Raising public awareness and finding solutions for smart grid issues related to invasions of privacy, data security, cyber threats, health and societal impacts, as well as hazards related to radiofrequency (RF) radiation emissions from all wireless devices, including smart meters.

France: No Legal Basis for Smart Meter Data Collection without Valid Consent

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions The French data protection authority (‘CNIL’) announced on March 27, 2018, that it had issued a formal notice to the nation’s primary electric supplier for failing to obtain consent for the collection of customer usage … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Enable Ongoing Surveillance of Residents

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions On January 16, 2018, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) commented on proposed smart meter-related legislation in the state of Maryland stating that: “Smart meters collect detailed personal data about the use of utility services.  … Continue reading

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Questions Remain Regarding Investigation by Authorities for 2016 Deadly Fire Linked to Utility Meter

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions This is an investigative report on whether a smart meter likely killed 12 horses in March 2016. On March 15, 2016, a horrific overnight barn fire killed 12 horses at the South Florida Trotting Center, … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Slow Hurricane Recovery Efforts

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In 2015, I wrote a comprehensive article explaining that customer calls, not smart meters are still the primary source of power outage notification for utilities and that “it is unrealistic and misleading to advertise that a … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Cyber Attacks: “A Clear and Present Danger”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A new article has been published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection entitled, “Security Analysis of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure.”  According to the article [1]: “Sophisticated cyber attacks on advanced metering infrastructures are … Continue reading

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‘Subhourly Smart Meter Data Raises Privacy and Safety Concerns’, According to Paper Referenced by Industry Proponents in Legal Brief

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I previously wrote an article regarding the case of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness, v. City of Naperville, where an amici curiae brief was filed by smart meter proponents explaining how government searches conducted using smart … Continue reading

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Government “Searches” Conducted Using Smart Meters Considered “Reasonable” by Industry Proponents

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A shocking court filing by industry and smart meter proponents reveals the degree to which corporate and government interests will go to get these privacy-invading devices on our homes. In the case of Naperville Smart … Continue reading

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Smart Meters: “A Surveillance-capable Infrastructure”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In a letter dated May 25, 2017, the ACLU of Washington raised “significant concerns about the lack of protections for privacy, as well as lack of transparency, in the implementation of Seattle City Light’s Advanced … Continue reading

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Dr. Samuel Milham: “Smart meters are a public health hazard.”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions As part of direct testimony [1] filed in an electric utility rate case in Arizona, Samuel Milham, M.D., M.P.H. stated: “It is my professional opinion that smart meters are a public health hazard.” Dr. Milham … Continue reading

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Deflating the Propaganda Argument on How Smart Meter Opt-Outs Shift Extra Costs to Ratepayers

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In order to penalize consumers who do not wish to take on the additional safety and security risks associated with smart meters, utilities typically charge those customers punitive fees.  They justify or rationalize these fees … Continue reading

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