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Companies decode Smart Meter data for energy utilities and make “highly personalized profiles of each and every customer”

Utility companies say they only get aggregate, anonymous data from Smart Meters  and that your energy usage data is completely private. This is what actually happens to your energy data. From ONZO December 7, 2016 “A quick video to help you understand … Continue reading

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UK: EDF customers heading for surprise winter bills after smart meters failed to send data for four months

EDS deflected responsibility for its faulty equipment on to customers. EDF told Computing that it is the responsibility of the customer to check if payment amounts are correct. Furthermore, we were also told that customers should be using a ‘belt-and-braces approach’, … Continue reading

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EFF: An Illinois court just didn’t get it: we are entitled to expect privacy; Smart Meter data reveals what’s going on inside our homes

From Electronic Frontier Foundation MARCH 1, 2017 BY Karen Gullo and Jamie Williams Cities across the country are switching to wireless smart meters. You may even have one in your home. Utility companies say the new technology helps consumers monitor … Continue reading

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Lawsuit in Illinois: Consumer group appeals Smart Meter 4th Amendment violations to 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

From Smart Grid Awareness By K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions February 22, 2017 Key Points Made in Appeal Brief As a matter of law, NSMA members have a reasonable expectation of privacy for data acquired from inside their homes.  The Kyllo … Continue reading

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Your kitchen appliances and Smart Meter are watching you, security expert warns

From Bloomberg by  Marie Mawad  &  Stefan Nicola   September 1, 2016 Your fridge is getting so smart, security-software maker Kaspersky Lab thinks you probably shouldn’t trust it. As makers of household appliances fill their machines with computer chips to make … Continue reading

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PG&E’s new more powerful Smart Meters

PG&E has posted information on its website about Meter-Connectors, a much more powerful multi-function Smart Meter When did PG&E start using these 2 watt meters? How much antenna gain is used? How would someone know if they had one? Do … Continue reading

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Smart cities the world over ripe for hacking, expert says

“The current attack surface for cities is huge and wide open to attack” “This is a real and immediate danger.” Canberra Times “It’s a matter of time until someone launches an attack over some city infrastructure or system.” Motherboard This … Continue reading

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