Tag Archives: Privacy

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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Smart Meter Data Analysis Enables Consumer Profiling with “Alarmingly High Accuracy”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  From a recent peer-reviewed industry article [1], here is what is stated about the issue of privacy and smart meters for the “end user” of electricity: “Conventional meters were only capable of measuring and displaying … 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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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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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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The Hype Surrounding 5G and Connecting “Everything” Wirelessly

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  There has recently been a lot of hype surrounding the planned deployment of 5G wireless technologies in the United States and elsewhere.  5G is considered the next major phase of mobile telecommunications and is expected … Continue reading

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Increased Knowledge of ‘Smart’ Meters Leads to Unfavorable Views, According to Study

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Governments and corporations are forcing utility ‘smart’ meters onto consumers’ homes saying that they give consumers control over their own energy bills.  This propaganda-like message is quite misleading and more importantly completely ignores the tremendous … Continue reading

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Illinois Attorney General Issues Consumer Alert on ‘Smart’ Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today issued a consumer alert “urging Illinois residents to do their homework on smart meters – how they work, what type of data they collect, how the data can be … Continue reading

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Smart Meters: An Example of Surveillance Capitalism

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  An essay preview was given this month for a new book by Shoshana Zuboff to be published in 2017 dealing with the topic of “surveillance capitalism” [1] [2].  Giant corporations supported by government have created … Continue reading

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Consumers Resist Being “Systematically Controlled” by ‘Smart’ Meters

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Subtitle/ Key Point:  Comfort and Privacy Not for Sale A 2015 study out of Sweden attempted to measure the degree to which consumers would accept financial compensation in return for the “disutility people experience from … Continue reading

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