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AARP: Illinois telecom bill means end of affordable, reliable landline telephones

From AARP Illinois, PR Newswire PDF  May 31, 2017 PDF May 25, 2017  — on previous bill May 31, 2017 Passage of SB1839 opens door to safety and security concerns for 1.2 million landline customers Statement by AARP Illinois Director of … Continue reading

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Illinois: Industry files amicus brief against citizen group in Smart Meter lawsuit, says invasion of privacy is minimal or non-existent

B. The Pervasiveness of Smart Meters Undermines Any Asserted Expectation of Privacy from Their Use as a Means to Gather Electricity Usage Information. V. ASSERTIONS BY THE APPELLANT AND ITS AMICI THAT SMART-METER DATA REVEALS PRIVATE ACTIVITY WITHIN THE HOME … 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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More ComEd Smart Meter fires? Electric meters cause $20,000 November fire and $150,000 January fire in Illinois

Three articles below on ComEd electric meter fires in Schaumberg, Illinois. This latest one caused $20,000. in damage, and the previous one caused $150,000. in damage and displaced 18 families.  Were these Smart Meters? It seems so. The city website says … Continue reading

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Illinois approves Ameren’s accelerated Smart Meter/AMI deployment; ComEd partners in smart water meter pilot

From Metering.com October 4, 2016 In the US, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved Ameren Illinois’ revised smart grid AMI deployment plan. In 2012, the Missouri-based power company received approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) … Continue reading

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