Tag Archives: Surveillance

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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Smart Meter Surveillance, Spying, and Generating “Insights”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Last September I wrote an article, Smart Meter Surveillance versus ‘Very Granular Insights’ [1], which discussed how utility companies are able to conduct surveillance on consumers and citizens through smart meters.  That article mentioned how a … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meter Deployments Are a First Step to Limit Global Temperature Rise, Says the U. S. Department of State

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Earlier in January, I wrote that the Federal Government Wants a Smart Meter “on EVERY home and business in the country,” based upon an article posted by the U.S. Department of Energy. I have now discovered that … 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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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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‘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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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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