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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
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.”
Journalist Glenn Greenwald has broken many stories on the global surveillance being conducted by the NSA and GCHQ. As one of the first reporters to see Edward Snowden’s files, he faced personal repercussions for his professional work — yet continues to speak … Continue reading
The utility companies say it can’t be done, but … Key Article Phrase: “Launching attacks that extract occupancy [patterns] from smart meter data is surprisingly easy.” Utility Misinformation: “The utility cannot detect the presence of people in their homes.”  … Continue reading
With a career as a strong consumer advocate, Ralph Nader’s views on selected issues can many times bridge the gaps between the major political parties. Such is the case on so-called “smart” meters. This article highlights a portion of a … Continue reading
Adapted from a posting at StopSmartMeters.org Last week, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan recalled 105,000 smart meters after several homes caught fire, adding another major fire safety scandal to previous ones (including those in Portland, OR and Philadelphia, PA.) Yet … Continue reading
The BBC reported a story on July 28, 2014, entitled, “What Price for Free Wi-Fi?” The introduction to the story states: “Smartphone users are always looking for free wi-fi but at what price does it come? Businesses are looking at … Continue reading
The headline at SmartGridNews.com on May 15, 2014, was “Now utilities can tell customers how much energy each appliance uses (just from the smart meter data).” [emphasis added] The above admission on what utilities can do with smart meter data is nothing new to … Continue reading
The discussion of privacy – what it is and what it isn’t – embodies one of the preeminent concerns of the day. For this reason, privacy has been declared by Dictionary.com as the “Word of the Year” for 2013.