Monthly Archives: March 2017

UK: ‘Error’ causes SSE smart meters to tell customers they’d spent £20k on gas and electricity in just one day

From the Sun March 5, 2017 By Kathryn Cain The company said no one would be charged extra due to the fault. CUSTOMERS were being quoted thousands of pounds for one DAY’s worth of gas and electricity due to a … Continue reading

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Netherlands: 750,000 Liander smart energy meters may give wrong readings, errors of up to 600%

Leferink told the paper he had reported his initial findings to Liander in 2015. From Dutch News March 5, 2017 Some 750,000 ‘smart’ electricity meters installed in Dutch homes over the past few years may not work properly, according to … Continue reading

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Netherlands study: electronic energy meters’ false readings almost 6 times higher than actual energy consumption

The greatest inaccuracies were seen when dimmers combined with energy saving light bulbs and LED bulbs were connected to the system. From University of Twente, Netherlands March 3, 2017 Some electronic energy meters can give false readings that are up … Continue reading

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ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world’s largest e-waste dump in Ghana

Where is the accountability? From RT Published on Jun 1, 2016 E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country’s most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. … Continue reading

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Another problem with the Internet of Things: smart home devices don’t work when networks go down

From Internet of Things.eu February 3, 2017 Smart home technology is pretty cool — until you’re left sitting in the dark because a network outage is preventing you from turning on your wireless light bulb. Hundreds of smart home consumers … Continue reading

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Smart meter firm EDMI asked UK for £7m to change a single component

From the Register March 2, 2017 by Gareth Corfield 18 months to change a chip? Better believe it Exclusive EDMI, the UK maker of residential smart meter comms hubs, is seeking approval for a major modification to its kit – … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity researcher: “Shocked to discover my pacemaker could be connected to the internet”

From ScienceNordic Researcher discovered her pacemaker is hackable February 20, 2017 By Ingvil Snefugl A Norwegian researcher in cybersecurity, discovered that her heart is being regulated by a pacemaker which can be hacked. “I was shocked to discover that my … Continue reading

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Australia: Smart meter provider among first on Telstra’s IoT network

From IT Wire March 1, 2017 By Sam Varghese Smart meter and smart grid solutions provider Landis+Gyr says its applications will be among the first to connect to Telstra’s Internet-of-Things network in Australia. Testing of the IoT Cat-M1 network was … Continue reading

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New office sensors know when you leave your desk

From Bloomberg By Rebecca Greenfield February 14, 2017 Hiding devices in lights and ID badges, your boss can legally track you everywhere but the bathroom. About a year ago, in a widely reported story, journalists at British newspaper the Telegraph … Continue reading

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Elon Musk claims humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age

Who benefits? His type of fear-based exhortation is usually just marketing. From CNBC by Arjun Kharpal February 13, 2017 Billionaire Elon Musk is known for his futuristic ideas and his latest suggestion might just save us from being irrelevant as artificial … Continue reading

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