Smart Meters and the Internet of Things

Smart Meters and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Here is a very interesting posting on the Smart Grid Awareness web site. Recommended!

We’re Being “Hunted” by Smart Meters and the Internet of Things
Posted on January 13, 2017 by SkyVision Solutions
by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions

Because of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the deployment of devices like utility smart meters we are quickly losing our personal freedom and liberty and further heading toward Orwell’s 1984 [1]. For those aware of what is happening, we realize that “We’re being hunted,” and that, “We feel like prey.” This process must be reversed if we are to regain our rights as a free people.

“We’re Being Hunted.”

The reference to “We’re being hunted,” is one I found in a law review article [1] on the topic of “When Big Data Meets Big Brother.” In this article by the North Carolina Law Review, it states:

In an age when people’s lives are constantly tracked, recorded, analyzed, and shared by private parties, the doctrine holding that “information knowingly exposed to private parties is unprotected by the Fourth Amendment,” now threatens to swallow whole the privacy guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment.

The “Internet of Things” refers to the prospect that nearly everything that can be connected to the Internet will be in the near future. According to one study, by the year 2020, more than 30 billion devices could be wirelessly connected to the Internet. Everything from televisions to refrigerators to electricity meters will be capable of recording data and transferring that data to third parties, with or without a user’s knowledge or consent. SNIP

Read the full article here

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