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Smart Meters, the Opposite of Green

Smart Meters, the Opposite of Green Award-Winning New Film, Take Back Your Power, Urges Revolt Against Threatening Device By Jeromy Johnson and Regina Meredith April 2014 issue of Common Ground magazine This is one of the best articles about why there is so much pushback around the world surrounding the rush to deploy smart meters. […]

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Report: A Perspective on How Smart Meters Invade Individual Privacy

Introduction from Author, K. T. Weaver: This document outlines a perspective that demonstrates that installation and use digital smart meters by a Utility represents an unprecedented invasion of privacy and, under certain circumstances, can be considered an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Although countless people claim that […]

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Video: RT’s Breaking the Set looks at Smart Meters, how they work, and the threat they pose to personal privacy when energy corporations can record, monitor, and even control your daily activities in your private residence.

” BTS wraps up the show with a look at Smart Meters, how they work, and the threat they pose to personal privacy when energy corporations can record, monitor, and even control your daily activities in your private residence.”

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Yes, Smart Meters do enable utilities to remotely control your appliances

Despite what utilities tell us, the fact is that Smart Meters can and will enable utilities to “determine the amount of power being used by a particular appliance within the home of the customer.” Furthermore, “the other purpose of the device is that it ‘can be remotely activated when demand is high to help manage […]

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ComputerWorld: Some smart electricity meters are stupid about privacy

By Martyn Williams | November 19, 2012 06:00 AM ET A University of South Carolina study found smart meters transmitting plain text information that could be used against home owners Excerpt: “Wenyuan Xu, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, said her team was able to capture data from electricity meters at a distance […]

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NewScientist: Wireless (smart) meters tell snoopers when you are not home

October 18, 2012 | Jim Giles CRIMINALS no longer need to stake out a home or a business to monitor the inhabitants’ comings and goings. Now they can simply pick up wireless signals broadcast by the building’s utility meters. In the US, analogue meters that measure water, gas and electricity consumption are being replaced by […]

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Video Presentation: Architecture and Environmental Health Risks of the Smart Grid

Video Presentation: Architecture and Environmental Health Risks of the Smart Grid

Electrical engineer and electro-magnetic pollution consultant Tom Wilson of GreenAndHealthyHomes.net, analyzes the architecture and human and environmental health risks of the so-called ‘smart grid’ in his presentation at the Wireless Safety Summit, Oct. 5, 2011, in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Center for Safer Wireless.

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Smart Meters: How the Government Monitors Your Every Move

Susanne Posel | Occupy Corporatism | October 4, 2012 Smart meters have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) who says their risks are minimal. However many customers blame them for causing health problems and house fires. These devices are responsible for two-way communication with utilities corporations and government; helping them spy on their […]

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