Category Archives: Privacy Concerns

Smart meter data shared far and wide – The Age

DETAILED information about electricity customers’ power usage, which gives insights into when a house is occupied, is being shared with third parties including mail houses, debt collectors, data processing analysts and government agencies. Customers with smart meters who sign up … Continue reading

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Smart meter hacks likely to spread: FBI

Loved and loathed … The Victorian smart meter scheme has been controversial. Miscreants are reprogramming meters to report less power usage, for a fee. A series of hacks perpetrated against so-called “smart meter” installations over the past several years may … Continue reading

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Utility access to household appliances!

If anyone is in any doubt as to whether there are plans to control our individual appliances via Smart Meters…… on (Comment Stop Smart meters Australia) Article from: Western Power | Business Excellence Magazine Western Power brings electricity to Australia’s fastest … Continue reading

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Privacy trampled yet no one cares | Adelaide Now

REX Jory shares an alarming tale of bureaucracy invading the sanctity of the home. THIS is the extraordinary story of bureaucratic arrogance, bungling and incompetence. It is a frightening example of how the twin imperatives of time and money can … Continue reading

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TV Videos: Today Tonight, A Current Affair, Channel 7 News

Smart meter concerns – Today Tonight  Smart meters radiation fears video – Today Tonight  Smart Meter Safety – Today Tonight      Must See: Smart meter rebellion Video: A Current Affair tests show the Smart Meter emissions higher than a Microwave. New tariffs show bills … Continue reading

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Must See: Smart meter rebellion Video: A Current Affair

Air date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011: Australian householders are rebelling against rising power bills and the new “smart” meters being installed against their will. Watch the video via Smart meter rebellion. Running time 6.40 minutes Sign the Petition Stop Smartmeters in Victoria … Continue reading

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Smart Meters in Victoria: Information and Concerns UPDATED

Smart Meters in Victoria:  Information and Concerns Version 3: Updated March 2013

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Are smart meters security disasters? – ZDNet Australia

The security weaknesses could potentially allow miscreants to snoop on customers and steal data, cut off power to buildings, and even cause widespread outages, according to a number of experts who have studied the meters and looked into smart-grid systems. … Continue reading

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Black hats and whitegoods – Security – Insight – ZDNet Australia

The Internet of Things will soon become a serious security problem unless we start dealing with it right now. “Our dishwashers will kill us!”? Not quite. It’ll be the tumble dryer — coordinated by the TV. Your fridge could be … Continue reading

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