Archive for January 2016

Could smart meters be used to spy on your home? Devices could be used to create ‘honeypot’ of data to sell onto marketing companies, privacy campaigners warn – Mail Online

Marketing firms are targeting data collected by smart meters, which reveal how customers use their gas and electricity They are hoping to turn information they provide in to a stream of cash Experts say the devices might be used to provide companies with clues to information about […]

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Warning over a ‘ghastly mess’ in £11bn plan for smart meters – The Times

January 03, 2016 Article from: An £11bn project to install more than 50 million smart electricity and gas meters in homes is a “ghastly mess” that will not work, according to a leading figure in the energy sector. Alex Henney has written to Amber Rudd, the […]

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Not So Smart – The government should listen to criticism of its latest IT plan before it is too late – The Times

January 03, 2016Article from: “Ever since the collapse of the £20 billion NHS effort to digitise every patient’s medical records, it has been sensible to worry whenever government takes responsibility for a multibillion-pound IT project. It is sensible to worry now. “Smart” meters that measure gas […]

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