Archive for the Privacy Category

Network – Your Life, Monetised

Network from Michael Rigley on Vimeo. Extract: “The average user will have 736 pieces of personal information collected every day…accessible anytime in their service provider’s retention period.  Most individuals will have over a million pieces of information spanning the past 45 months already in their provider’s possession.  A third-party, owning nearly […]

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Move Over Murdoch – How to Hack a Smart Meter

Original story found on The Register – excerpts below: “White-hat hackers have exposed the privacy shortcomings of smart meter technology. “The researchers said German firm Discovergy apparently allowed information gathered by its smart meters to travel over an insecure link to its servers. The information – which could be […]

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Texans Demand Freedom from Smart Meters – And Even Chuck Norris Speaks Out!

More than 100 Texans have joined together to petition public utilities regulators to ban so-called “smart” power meters because of the health threats they impose on the general public. The meters are designed to interact with various advanced electronic appliances to monitor – and even manipulate – […]

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Smart Meters – Latest Example of Britain Leading the World in Invasive Technology

via Smart meters – the latest example of Britain leading the world in invasive technology | Big Brother Watch. “We, Siemens, have the technology to record it (energy consumption) every minute, second, microsecond, more or less live,” said Martin Pollock of Siemens Energy, an arm of the German […]

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Hackers rewrite smart meter power bill

“Two German researchers have exploited security holes in a smart meter service to alter energy consumption rates, expose privacy flaws and determine what movies consumers had watched. “Dario Carluccio and Stephan Brinkhaus demonstrated the flaws with German energy company Discovergy at the Chaos Computing Congress in Berlin. […]

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£11bn smart meter plans risk fiasco: MPs warn only energy suppliers will benefit

“Putting ‘smart’ gas and electricity meters in every home – at a total cost of £11.7billion – may bring little benefit to customers, MPs will warn today.” “Families will have to pay higher bills to fund the Government-backed scheme to have the digital equipment installed by 2019.” […]

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Smart Meters Being Funded by the US Military?

via http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/08/smart-meters-being-funded-by-the-us-military/ The utility companies have described their installation of ‘smart’ meters as a “deployment.”  They have called those of us peacefully defending the safety and health of the public “insurgents.” At times, scenes of the public physically blocking military-style smart meter installations conjure up images of wartime.   But is […]

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Say NO to “Big Brother’s” Smart Meters

A lesson in politely declining a Smart Meter from our American friends – via Say NO to “Big Brother’s” Smart Meters/a> Most Americans have not yet heard of the “smart meters” that are being installed at a rapid pace across the state of California and across our nation. Most […]

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