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RALPH NADER RIPS SMART METERS

"Smart meters are one of many examples of how the constitutional right to privacy, which often is associated also with health, safety, security manifestations, is being eroded, step by step, coercively. "The propaganda is overwhelming on one side. Oh, here are the great benefits; they never mention the hazards." "It's just one more step toward technological despotism that corporations and government collude under various false arguments."

‘SMART’ LIGHTBULBS REVEAL WiFi PASSWORDS

Researchers have found a way to reveal Wi-Fi passwords by hacking mobile phone controlled LED “smart” lights. The discovery highlights the inherent danger in having countless home appliances connected to the Internet – as experts predict as many as 50 such devices in the average home by 2022 . Other lights such as the Phillips Hue were successfully hacked last year as well.
CANADA PSYCHIATRIST CONCERNED ABOUT REMOTE INFLUENCING WEAPONRY AFFECTING MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

CANADA PSYCHIATRIST CONCERNED ABOUT REMOTE INFLUENCING WEAPONRY AFFECTING MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Amin Muhammad Gadit is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Medicine. October 2009, he writes a paper with the title “Terrorism and Mental Health: The issue of Psychological Fragility” published in Journal …

The "smart" electric grid may be just a little too smart. Once a smart meter is attached to a home, it can gather a lot more data than just how much electricity a family uses.

It can tell how many people live in the house, when they get up, when they go to sleep and when they aren't home.

It can tell how many showers they take and loads of laundry they do. How often they use the microwave. How much television they watch and what kind of TV they watch it on.

Denver Post: New electricity grids may be smart, but not so private

The "smart" electric grid may be just a little too smart. Once a smart meter is attached to a home, it can gather a lot more data than just how much electricity a family uses. It can tell how many people live in the house, when they get up, when they go to sleep and when they aren't home. It can tell how many showers they take and loads of laundry they do. How often they use the microwave. How much television they watch and what kind of TV they watch it on.