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CNN: Hackers Can Shut Down Electricity

Here is a CNN report talking about how, with a little skill and a few hundred dollars of equipment, hackers can use smart meters to increase electric bills or shut off power to one, one-thousand, or one million people. Note: … Continue reading

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Smart Meters for Dummies (TM)

One of our wonderful supporters sent this to us–how appropriate!

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Download FREE Book about Smart Meters

Download this 113-page book about smart meters for FREE!  This is a very detailed book about the issues surrounding smart meters.  The author, Orlean Koehle, addresses various problems with so-called “smart” meters with TONS of links and citations.  She addresses … Continue reading

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Smart Meter Data Risks

–Thanks to commenter “Jim” for passing this along!– This article from July 28th: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/28/smart_meter_security_risks/ Talks about “A leading computer scientist has warned of the security risks of using smart meters in controlling utility supplies.” “Ross Anderson, professor in security engineering … Continue reading

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Condo Complex: GET OUT, Smart Meters!

From StopSmartMeters.org: Patrick Roddie’s apartment building unfortunately already got “smart” meters, 80 of them mounted behind one resident’s bedroom—but he isn’t going to let that happen in his girlfriend Luvi Lui’s condo complex at 1655 Mission Street, in San Francisco … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Cause Fires, Destroy Appliances–Centerpoint Says It’s Not Their Fault

Click2Houston.com has done a story on multiple smart meter fires in the Houston area, where Centerpoint Energy is installing the meters.  Centerpoint is leaving homeowners with fried appliances, with no electricity, and telling them that the meter is owned by … Continue reading

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BUSTED–Centerpoint Energy Anonymously Posts Negative Comments on Anti-SmartMeter Website

Centerpoint Energy, the privately-owned electric utility company that covers much of southeast Texas (think Houston) has been busted by BanSmartMeters.com posting negative comments anonymously on our website. Click here to go to the comment. Here is a screen capture of … Continue reading

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Georgetown, Texas Residents to Get TWO Smart Meters

The City of Georgetown, Texas is planning to force its residents to have 2 smart meters installed on their properties. One smart meter is to be installed for electricity and one for water. The City of Georgetown owns both of … Continue reading

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Utilities Plan to Control Your Appliances

Electric utilities are proudly announcing that if you have a smart meter, they will be able to turn off your appliances when they want to.  Here are just a few quotes from around the country. From Oregon: The utility predicts … Continue reading

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Best Websites Exposing Smart Meters

The two biggest mass installations of smart meters are happening right now in California and Texas.  A California citizen group has a very easy-to-read blog that covers the issues so well:  http://www.stopsmartmeters.org. Very well-written blog about Wisconsin smart meters and … Continue reading

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