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New Congress bill to finally require “basic” security for IoT devices purchased by the government…but not for the public

And then there are Smart Meters, with direct access to the electric grid. It’s scary to realize that these are the national decisionmakers. From CBS Local 4, Colorado Is your refrigerator a national security risk? By Shaun Boyd September 12, 2017 … Continue reading

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Economist: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

From the Economist Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data The data economy demands a new approach to antitrust rules May 6, 2017 A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust … Continue reading

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Technical University of Munich: Holography with the Wi-Fi-router

From the Technical University of Munich Holography with the Wi-Fi-router Analysis of Wi-Fi data generates 3D images of the vicinity 04.05.2017,  Research news PDF of study Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a holographic imaging process … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi holography can be used to “spy” on entire rooms and buildings

The IoT/Home Area Network of Smart appliances with reference antennas throughout the “smart” home including Wi-Fi, as well as the outdoor mesh network used by many Smart Meter systems, could provide this holographic surveillance capability indoors and outdoors. 5G will … Continue reading

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Who wants the Internet of Things (IoT) ?

From Washington’s Blog March 15, 2017 http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/03/whole-point-internet-things-big-brother-can-spy-2.html No One Wants the Internet of Things … No one wants the Internet of Things (IoT). The Washington Post noted in 2014: No one really wants a “smart” washing machine …. *** If … 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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