Tag Archives: Big Brother

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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We’re Being “Hunted” by Smart Meters and the Internet of Things

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Because of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the deployment of devices like utility smart meters we are quickly losing our personal freedom and liberty and further heading toward Orwell’s 1984 [1].  For those aware … Continue reading

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Analyzing Your Smart Meter Data Leads to Big Profits for the Utilities

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions At this website I have previously demonstrated that utility smart meters invade behavioral privacy.  Additionally, last May I reported on a utility executive from Texas who was “very excited” about his utility treating your personal … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meters Represent Industrial Profiteering and Government Sanctioned Surveillance, According to Study

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions In an article from December 31st, I wrote that ‘Smart’ Meters Generate a ‘Gold Mine of Data’ for Utilities and that they provide a ‘gateway’ to the home. To better understand the full nature of this … Continue reading

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‘Dragnet’ Data Collections by Smart Meters and an ‘Infrastructure of Surveillance’

… And What Your Utility Company Doesn’t Want You to Know about Smart Meters by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In what was likely a little publicized workshop conducted in November 2013 by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on privacy and … Continue reading

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Governments Planning to Use Smart Meters for the Collection of “Population Statistics”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  As recently stated by Lee Tien, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, “Few other types of data get inside the home the way that electrical usage data does.”  Governments and corporations everywhere are … Continue reading

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Orwellian Future: ‘Smart Cities’ Will Know Everything About You

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article, “Smart Cities Will Know Everything About You,” published late yesterday exemplifies the epitome of what is wrong with the direction we are headed in terms of implementation of ‘smart … Continue reading

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Utilities ‘Very Excited’ about Mining Smart Meter Data and Invading Your Privacy

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  At a recent IBM-related conference, Dr. Stephen Pratt, Chief Technical Officer for CenterPoint Energy, stated the following during an interview: “We have an entire organization that’s gotten behind data as an asset … We get … Continue reading

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Smart Cities: Called “Smart” and Condemning Others as Stupid

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  A few days ago, I wrote an article that painted a scenario where the continued pursuit of so-called “smart cities,” due to irresolvable cyber security threats, would likely lead to civilization threatening events.  To be … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Technocrats and Can They Be Stopped

Introduction Many people question the wisdom of having a risky “smart grid” being imposed upon them and then ask, “Why?  Why would people in authority ignore the tremendous risks associated with this technology?”  To fully answer this question, it first … Continue reading

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“Utility Smart Meters Are Safe” … from the “Ministry of Truth”

The Maryland Smart Meter Awareness (MSMA) group has published an eye-catching poster intended to highlight the Orwellian nature of  how smart meters have been deployed and declared “safe.”

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Smart Meter Privacy Invasions Are Not Justified in a Democratic Society

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions This article presents a compelling argument on how granular data collection by smart meters invades the privacy of consumers and, furthermore, how such privacy invasions are not justified in a democratic society. This article is … Continue reading

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