Archive for the Privacy Category

On the Internet of Things, your body is the next thing to be networked

At a recent demonstration in Toronto, a biomedical researcher slipped on a wristband and waved it at a laptop, watching as the computer recognized him and unlocked itself. Then he handed the same wristband to his research partner, who put it on and tried the same thing—but […]

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“Not-so-smart meters” – What Doctors Don’t Tell You magazine exposes Smart Meter threats

Our thanks go to What Doctors Don’t Tell You magazine and columnist Guy Hudson for their excellent article this month on the dangers of Smart Meters. You can pick up a copy of the magazine – published monthly – in WH Smiths, or subscribe at www.wddty.com. To […]

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Is your home’s energy meter spying on you? | Fox News

Well done to our good friend Josh del Sol (director of documentary Take Back Your Power) for this headline story on FoxNews.com! http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/17/is-your-home-energy-meter-spying-on/ Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are […]

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The threats of Facebook and data mining – Prof. Eben Moglen

In this video presentation, law professor Eben Moglen brilliantly explains the how proprietary, closed-source, communication technologies are potentially bringing 1,000 years of struggle for freedom of speech and thought to an end.  Who ultimately prevails is yet to be seen. As Moglen lucidly describes the rise of […]

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Exposed: Google’s “Smart Home” Surveillance Plans, or, How To Not Be Colonized | TBYP

Two weeks ago, the New York Times’ truth-humor strip on “The Home of the Future” came on the heels of Google’s purchase of ‘smart thermostat’ manufacturer Nest for $3.2 Billion.  With power utility commissions such as California already stating their intention to “expand third-party access” to in-home […]

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Human Microchipping, ‘Smart’ Grid and The Internet of ‘Things’

“Here we have companies that are basically hunting you, hunting your family and your lineage and your next generation and the average person… does nothing.” ~  Greg Nikolettos Direct link on YT for reference: http://youtu.be/H6wWb6nea5g This presentation, by Greg Nikolettos, was filmed at AV3 in the UK […]

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‘Smart’ Meters & Surveillance – What Are Your Rights Worth?

Firstly, we have been inundated with requests for stickers over the last few days.  Thank you to everyone who has asked and huge thanks to those who have kindly made a donation. There is without doubt a burgeoning backlash building against these insidious Smart Meters and the […]

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UK gov’s smart meter dream unplugged: A ‘colossal waste of cash’

Excerpt of analysis by TheRegister.co.uk On 23 June, the village of Alfriston in the South Downs hosted Get Wired, an event celebrating old-fashioned wired analogue power meters – or, more accurately, opposing their replacement by new wireless “smart” meters. Organiser Stop Smart Meters UK is worried about […]

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NSA PRISM: provides direct access to servers of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple and others

[SSM] On Friday (07-6-13), the Guardian broke a story about a previously undisclosed, $20m/annum NSA program called PRISM – which provides the NSA with direct access to the servers of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants.  The companies mentioned in the Guardian’s article strenuously denied […]

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Motorola working on Digital Tattoos + “Password Pill”

[SSM] Cut through the emotional, appeal-to-health/convenience sales pitch to see where these insidious technologies lead.  The question is: whose pet are you? [/] Besides releasing in October 2013 the Moto X smartphone, Motorola Mobility’s first handset since it was acquired by Google, the company is working on […]

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Secrets of 27m mobile phones offered to police ~ Sunday Times

[Note how the deal was immediately "shelved" as soon as the Sunday Times' light was shone on it.  Data captured about the behaviour & habits of you and your family at home via a 'Smart' Meter would also be a very highly-prized asset - unless, of course, […]

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Big brother to switch off your fridge: Power giants to make millions – but you must pay for ‘sinister’ technology

Computer chips will take control of home appliances when energy is low Sensors will detect spikes in demand for power and when grid struggles to meet it, will temporarily shut off appliances Can shut down supply without warning – or your consent Mail Online :: By Russell […]

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Research firm turns customer ‘Smart’ Meter data into energy ‘credit-score’

[SSM UK]  Once in place, ‘Smart’ Meters will be able to do a LOT more than we currently give them (energy) credit for.  Also see here. [/] A New York research firm that turns massive amounts of data into streamlined information, CUBRC (pronounced “coo-brick”) invested $1.2 million […]

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SMART METER REBELLION CURRENTLY UNDERWAY AT BRITISH GAS!

Ladies and gentlemen, Less than 72 hours ago we published a story about PG&E being fined for spying on anti-smart meter groups in California. Less than 24 hours ago we published our confusion about seeing the British Gas Smart Metering team’s name added to our DontSmartMeter.me campaign. […]

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Smart Meters – Engineering a Virtual Panopticon

Our thanks go to the UK Column newspaper for featuring an article written by us this month: www.ukcolumn.org.  Please share widely. LONDON, March 7, 2013, Stop Smart Meters! (UK) If you are the average Internet and telephone user, 736 pieces of personal information are collected about you […]

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Commons Select Committee Publishes Over 100 Responses To ‘Smart’ Meter Consultation from Concerned Scientists, Doctors, Campaign Groups

The House of Commons Select Committee has just published submissions to its consultation on DECC’s ‘Smart’ Meter plans.  Despite the fact that we received only two days notice about the consultation, it appears as though more than 100 scientists, doctors, campaign groups and concerned individuals (as well […]

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Lou Collins Radio Show 11/2/13 – Mike from Stop Smart Meters! (UK)

Interview starts around 7 minutes in after Lou played the trailer for Take Back Your Power.  Mike covered quite a lot of ground in this interview. Download available here (155Mb): http://stream15.mixcloud.com/cloudcasts/originals/3/e/5/6/bea4-64c4-47f8-91c1-9ad0f9402b68.mp3 via Lou Collins Radio Show 11/2/13 Mike from Stop Smart Meters UK by Lou Collins on […]

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Telegraph article reveals true nature of Smart Meters – Households to be asked to wash when it’s windy

[SSM UK]  The veil of “ending estimated billing” is finally starting to be lifted, revealing the true nature of the Smart Meter agenda.  As we have maintained from the start, Smart Meters will disempower you as an energy consumer (as well as irradiate you), and put someone […]

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Big brother to log your drinking habits and waist size – Doctors forced to hand-over confidential patient data

[SSM UK]  Here’s a plan that would enable your lifestyle data -as collected by your Smart Meter- to be married with your medical status and history – as collected by your doctor.  If you do not wish to see an end to patient/GP confidentiality, give your local […]

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Two mothers arrested for refusing Smart Meter installation in United States (still think this is about benefitting you?)

*Warning – the first video on this page starts automatically*. Video from CBS, story from http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/24/woman-arrested-while-refusing-smart-meter-installation-on-her-property-tells-us-her-story/ Jennifer Stahl has been a strong advocate against the smart meter program in Naperville, Ill., for the last two years. The issue came to a head Wednesday afternoon when she was […]

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