Tag Archives: privacy

New surveillance warning required for international websites like this

To follow up the Electronic Freedom Foundation article, this notice from WordPress was just posted on the administration page for this website: “Akismit and Privacy To help your site be compliant with GDPR and other laws requiring notification of tracking, … Continue reading

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Electronic Frontier Foundation: U.S. Homeland Security new HART database to include DNA, biometrics, “relationship patterns” on citizens and foreigners

Smart Meter data will be one facet of personal information compiled on every person. DHS’s plans for future data collection and use should make us all very worried. For example, despite pushback from EFF, Georgetown, ACLU, and others, DHS believes it’s legally authorized to collect and … 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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Australia: Two-way Smart Meters are vulnerable to hacking

Another security report on Smart Meters. Unlike Canberra, a high percentage of Smart Meters in the U.S. are two-way. Once a surveillance-capable device is attached to a building, there is no longer any privacy. There is only a “confidentiality agreement” … Continue reading

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Canada: “The slippery slope” — privacy violation at center of city’s proposal to ‘mine’ Smart Meter data

Comment: Privacy is lost as soon as the surveillance is attached to the home. When they talk about “protecting privacy”, what they are really talking about is confidentiality. and as we know, promises of confidentiality are not kept.  From the … Continue reading

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“Highly personalized profiles of each and every customer” — companies decode Smart Meter data for energy utilities

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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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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