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Global Data Firm: “We Help Utilities Surveil and Profile Their Customers, and Monetize Home Surveillance Data”

In one fell swoop, every utility’s claim of “smart meters do not spy on you” is now dissolved. Their myth is now shattered. In a cutesy marketing video, shown below, global data analytics company Onzo admits to helping utilities surveil and profile their customers —
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Seattle City Light wants your input about their “smart” meters — and the extortive opt-out fee

After a 2-year delay, the City of Seattle and Seattle City Light (SCL) have decided to install 'smart' meters — and charge an extortive "opt-out" fee for everyone doesn't want one. This article features the Seattle campaign and how to say "NO" to their agenda.
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Smart meters ‘not needed’ after all for European power grid

A transition to an intelligent electricity grid in Europe can take place without smart meters, industry players have said, in comments that will embarrass the European Commission.
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Patrick Wood: Technocracy Rising interview (video)

Last week, Tragedy and Hope posted a profound video interview with author Patrick Wood, entitled Technocracy, Trilaterals and TPP. This interview has everything to do with the so-named ‘smart’ grid, the global metering agenda, the history behind it, and where this is all g
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Smart Meters: The Real Reason Why This Is All Happening

by Josh del Sol. It's official. The bits of data that could reveal virtually everything we do offline — in our own homes — are worth TRILLIONS to a wayward global corporate cabal. Earlier this year, the Director of Grants and Research at the National Association of Regulatory Utility
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Utilities ‘very excited’ about mining smart meter data and invading your privacy (video)

At a recent IBM-related conference, Dr. Stephen Pratt, Chief Technical Officer for CenterPoint Energy, stated the following during an interview: “We have an entire organization that’s gotten behind data as an asset… We get a lot of data.  We do 221,000,000 meter reads a day… We can do
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Indiana regulators reject Duke Energy’s $1.9B plan to install ‘smart’ meters

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has wisely rejected Duke's request to install radiation-emitting surveillance and metering devices.
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‘Smart’ meters: A surveillance and control con job revealed

'SMART' METER WAKE-UP CALL: Why are more than a million people and hundreds of local governments standing against the 'smart' meter agenda? This article summarizes the issues: billing increases, fiscal negligence, in-home spying, property rights violations, health effects, hacking vul
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U.S. Gov’t ignored TACD report: “Forbid utilities from installing smart meters without consumers’ informed consent”

A resolution regarding smart meters was issued by the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) outlined grave concerns about 'smart' meters, and stated: "Forbid utilities from installing smart meters without consumers’ informed consent."
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Smart meter opt-out fees have been rescinded in Arizona.

‘Smart’ meter opt-out fees rescinded in Arizona, commissioners fearing liability

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) rescinded the decision they made last December to allow APS to charge an extortion fee to people who refuse a 'smart' meter.
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Hundreds of smart meters simultaneously explode

On Monday, hundreds of "smart" meters simultaneously exploded in Stockton, California, when a truck ran into a utility pole. Watch the video:
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2014: The year the ‘smart’ meter agenda (and its inevitable failure) became obvious

Having reached the end of 2014, there is no doubt it has been a devastating year for utility smart meters and smart grid advocates. Whether all utility executives yet realize it or not, smart meters have failed. They have failed miserably to the deliver the promised benefits. We ar
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Dutch case study: “smart” meter privacy invasions are unjustifiable in a democratic society

This article presents a compelling argument on how granular data collection by so-called "smart" meters invades the privacy of consumers and, furthermore, how such privacy invasions are not justified in a democratic society. The following is based on information documented as a part
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Ralph Nader on 'smart' meters

Ralph Nader: “Smart meters a step toward technological despotism”

With a career as a consumer advocate, Ralph Nader’s views on selected issues can many times bridge the gaps between the major political parties. Such is the case on so-called "smart" meters. "[Utilities are] basically stripping individual citizens of what remains as consumers of con
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Smart meter illegally invade your in-home privacy.

Comprehensive report: How smart meters invade privacy

This new 75-page report is perhaps the most comprehensive document of its kind on the topic of smart meter privacy invasions.
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Spiegel.de: US citizens opposed to electricity meter

New smart meters collect detailed data about the households in which they are installed. Americans fight these "smart meters" are angry. They fear monitoring and radiation - and have had political success.
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Videos: “The High Road to a True Smart Grid” Conference

Below are presentations from a range of experts at a conference entitled The High Road to a True Smart Grid, held at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on 28 January 2014. The program cut through misunderstandings about the value of the ‘smart meters’ being rolled out across the
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‘Smart’ Meter Spying Finally Admitted

by Warren Woodward. Industry mouthpiece SmartGridNews finally admitted that "smart" meters are surveillance devices. Of course they didn't quite put it that bluntly. In fact, they celebrate the ability of utilities to know what appliances people use as another tool to help craft th
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Interview: Josh del Sol on The Bulletproof Executive – Podcast #115

by The Bulletproof Executive | see original post Electromagnetic fields (or EMFs) are fundamental to the physical world. They occur naturally in the body, but are also man-made and have the potential to affect your performance negatively. Josh del Sol’s award-winning documentary, Take
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Smart meters fill homes with pulsed microwave radiation 24/7 without consent, and infringe on the privacy, security, safety and health of residents.

Nine Reasons Why Today’s “Smart” Meter Systems Are A Mistake

by Richard H. Conrad, PhD Biochemist. Smart electric meters and smart grid systems track and record details of customers’ energy usage, and transmit the information to utilities wirelessly at microwave frequencies. Authorities are attempting to make smart meters mandatory. They ar
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Is Your Home’s Energy Meter Spying On You?

“Imagine if AT&T set out to install FCC-regulated cell network repeaters on everyone's rooftops -- all homes in the US -- without permission or compensation. That they just went out and did it, in the interest of improving their network coverage, and improving their for-profit bottom
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Industry’s Own Words: 6 Admissions Of In-Home Surveillance Using Smart Meters

A look at what utility companies, PUCs, and the former CIA director have to say about the ‘smart’ meters, data-mining, and surveillance — sans propaganda. It’s always a drag to find out when a friend is saying one thing to your face, and another to your back. As uncovered in our fil
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‘Internet of Things’ gone mad: Google now brazen about its obession to microchip human beings

by Christina Sarich, NaturalSociety.com Their ‘internet of things’ will include our bodies, if socio-psychopathic corporatism has its way.  The transhumanist agenda, now being insanely pushed by corporately-owned media and in hollywood, is no April fool’s joke.  Thes
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Exposed: Google’s “Smart Home” Surveillance Plans, or, How To Not Be Colonized

What's behind Google's $3.2B 'smart thermostat' plans? TBYP director Josh del Sol exposes G's game plan and connects the dots toward an active solution.
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Inquisitr Review: ‘Film Warns Viewers About Smart Grid Dangers’

Inquisitr Review: ‘Film Warns Viewers About Smart Grid Dangers’

by Inquisitr.com – view original article The Take Back Your Power documentary is billed as a journey of both “revelation and discovery” which questions both the risks and the benefits of smart grid technology and smart meters and is now available on live streaming. The documenta
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The Real Consequences of Corporatism, “Smart” Grid and Corrupt Government

The illusion of representative government is now over. With a few exceptions, for-profit interests have colonized government systems that were originally intended to serve people. The danger of allowing this virus to continue, of course, is that the casualty always eventually becomes
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NSA and GCHQ operations have shaken trust between countries that considered themselves allies, the report says. Photograph: Alex Milan Tracy/NurPhoto/Corbis

NSA and GCHQ activities appear illegal, says EU parliamentary inquiry

“With smart meters, police will have access to data that might be used to track residents’ daily lives and routines while in their homes, including their eating, sleeping, and showering habits, what appliances they use and when, and whether they prefer the television to the trea
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The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. - Alice Walker

Letter template to stop ‘smart’ spygrid, makes officials individually liable: customize for your region

Dear Governor, Please understand that you have firm and widespread opposition to your careless, harmful and corrupt "smart grid" proposals... You are also hereby notified that you will now be held personally liable, as an individual, for any and all damages relating to "smart" meter o
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According to Time Magazine, one of the first actions taken by President Obama after the '08 election was to request $100 Billion for a 'smart' grid.

Intelligence review group urges reduced US government spying, secrecy

As reported in the December 20 edition of FAS’ Secrecy News, the White House advisory group on intelligence surveillance said that reducing undue secrecy was one of its main objectives. Is this advisory group sincere, or is it merely playing a role to placate the unprecedented a
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Judge Rules The Government’s ‘Arbitrary’ Spying On Americans Probably Violates The Constitution

Original post: BusinessInsider.com A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency program that collects information, or “metadata,” on telephone calls in the United States is likely unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment. In a ruling, U.S. District Court
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