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Senate Bill 649 strikes at the electric grid, with utility workers in the crosshairs

August 12, 2017 PDF The electrical grid can be crippled by several methods, including physical attack, hacking, solar electromagnetic pulses, and by disabling utility workers. This last method is a consequence of California’s Senate Bill 649i and other 5G/”small cell” … Continue reading

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Power restored, but surge ignites Detroit home killing 95-year-old grandmother

Different Smart Meter models lack surge protection. From Fox 2, WJBK By Erika Benson March 17, 2017 DETROIT (WJBK) – A 95-year-old grandmother died this week after she was rushed to the hospital after power was restored to the family’s … Continue reading

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Copper line vs. VoIP; Ohio Fioptics customers get surprise after storm

From WCPO Cincinnati, Ohio By John Matarese March 4, 2017 Thousands of Tri-Staters have made the switch to Cincinnati Bell Fioptics, as an alternative to cable TV. It includes your internet, home phone (with the same number you always had) … 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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Canada: Smart Meter logs 130 kW hours during power outage

From CBC News Hydro One meter drives up electricity bill during power outage, customer says By Jeff Walters November 23, 2016 A snowstorm near Thunder Bay, Ont. knocked out power to thousands of Hydro One customers over the past weekend, but the … Continue reading

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