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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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Advocacy Groups Raise Concerns about Privacy Implications of Smart Meter Data in Newly Filed Brief

PRESS RELEASE (February 28, 2017):  Privacy International & the Electronic Frontier Foundation Raise Concerns about Privacy Implications of Smart Meter Data In Newly Filed Brief

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Privacy Advocacy Groups Submit Amicus Brief Opposing Smart Meter Fourth Amendment Violations

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  Last week I posted an article describing how the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group (NSMA) had filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit requesting a reversal of a lower … Continue reading

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Naperville Smart Meter Awareness Group Appeals to Higher Court on Fourth Amendment Violations

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  The Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group (NSMA) has filed its legal brief [1] with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit after a Federal District Court entered a final judgment against NSMA late … Continue reading

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Naperville Group Appeals Smart Meter Ruling to Higher Court

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In the smart meter-related case of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness (NSMA) v. City of Naperville, a Federal district court entered a final judgment against NSMA and in favor of the City on September 26, 2016. … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Water Meters Not Economically Justified for Use in Naperville, According to City Director

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Naperville, IL – The subject of ‘smart’ meters has been a controversial topic for the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois.  A Federal lawsuit is still ongoing regarding the deployment of ‘smart’ electric meters [1].  In … Continue reading

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Customers are ‘deemed to have consented’ to smart meter privacy invasions due to continued usage of electricity says Federal Judge

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In July I reported on the ruling by a Federal Judge for the Naperville, Illinois smart meter lawsuit.  In my article I stated that the Judge “denied an unreasonable search and invasion of privacy claim … Continue reading

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‘Smart meters are capable of capturing discrete details of behavior’ says Federal Judge; however…

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions On July 7th, 2015, a Federal Judge denied an unreasonable search and invasion of privacy claim in the case of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness (NSMA) v. City of Naperville, thereby condoning Fourth Amendment violations of … Continue reading

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Naperville Smart Meter Lawsuit Due Back in Federal Court

Source: Naperville Community Television (NCTV) The Naperville Smart Meter Awareness (NSMA) group is in the news again, as a lawsuit they filed is due back in court this July.

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A Critical Review of Smart Grid Industry Comparisons of Cell Phones with Smart Meters

Introduction When you want to promote the safety of a product, it is common to compare the relative safety of “your” product as compared with other similar products.  Unfortunately, you are sometimes forced to compare “apples with oranges” in these … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Reports That Naperville Home May Be Vulnerable to Weekend Burglary

NAPERVILLE, IL — As a follow-up to another blog posting, “Naperville Smart Meters Keep Track of Household Activities,” a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was made by members of a Naperville household to obtain information related to smart … Continue reading

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Naperville Smart Meters Keep Track of Household Activities

NAPERVILLE, IL — Over the past year, the City of Naperville and its municipally owned utility have installed smart meters for nearly all residents.  In an attempt to resolve some concerns related to the City no longer documenting  “current” and “previous” electrical … Continue reading

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