Tag Archives: Privacy

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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‘Smart’ Meters Generate a ‘Gold Mine of Data’ for Utilities

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I have been saying for a number of years that utility smart meters invade your privacy and have substantiated this assertion in a number of ways. Utility companies dismiss privacy invasion claims by replying with … Continue reading

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Published Law Analysis: Smart Meter ‘opt out mechanisms should be offered to consumers’ so they can ‘exercise their privacy and data protection rights’

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions For those consumers who oppose utility smart meters, it should not be necessary to “opt-out” of a program for which there never was an “opt-in.”  This is especially true when there are no clear benefits … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Privacy Risks ‘Likely to Provoke Opposition,’ Reveals Latest Research Study

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions My interest in the smart meter controversy started over the aspect of privacy invasions.  Just last year I posted a comprehensive report on how smart meters invade individual and behavioral privacy. This past July, the … Continue reading

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New Itron OpenWay Riva ‘Smart’ Meters Combine RF Mesh, PLC and Wi-Fi Communications and Poll Data Once per Second.

At the recent European Utility Week, Itron provided a demonstration of its new OpenWay Riva ‘smart’ meter. SkyVision Solutions has several concerns with this new ‘smart’ meter.  First, the Itron representative made mention that the new meter polls data once … Continue reading

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Do Not Trust ‘Smart’ Meters or the Utilities

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Why You Can’t Trust Smart Meters or the Utilities The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a grant in excess of $266,000 USD to Syracuse University to determine if smart meters will be ‘trusted’ by … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Surveillance versus ‘Very Granular Insights’

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  Utilities dispute that smart meters are surveillance devices.  For example, one well-known utility company clearly states in its so-called Privacy ‘Fact Sheet’ that, “Just like standard meters, smart meters will measure the amount of electricity … Continue reading

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Congressional Hearing: Smart Meters Present Vulnerabilities to the Grid Due to “Smart Technology” and “Lots of Access Points”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight and the Subcommittee on Energy held a joint hearing titled Examining Vulnerabilities of America’s Power Supply on September 10, 2015. The … 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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