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Google’s “Smart City Of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance In Toronto

  Ava Kofman November 13 2018, 9:03 a.m. THE WORLD’S MOST ambitious “smart city,” known as Quayside, in Toronto, has faced fierce public criticism since last fall, when the plans to build a neighborhood “from the internet up” were first revealed. Quayside represents a joint effort by the Canadian government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, which […]

BC Hydro admits Analogs are available in the marketplace but we can’t have them

StopSmartMetersBC Update 2018-10-27  :  “BC Hydro admits analogs are available in the marketplace but we can’t have them” – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-10-27-bc-hydro-admits-analogs-are-available-in-the-marketplace-but-we-cant-have-them/   1)  A member sent me an email she received from BC Hydro in response to her telling them about her concerns with smeters. The letter is filled with twists, inaccuracies and plain old lies. […]

U.S. senators urge Trudeau to block Huawei from 5G

STEVEN CHASE ROBERT FIFE OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF Oct 11, 2018 Two influential members of the U.S. Senate select intelligence committee have written Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him to bar Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei from Canada’s next-generation 5G mobile network on the grounds the Shenzhen-based firm represents a significant security risk. These American concerns cross […]

Is our Data Safe?

The Smart Grid claims to be secure, but recent articles really make Canadians wonder if all this technology is really a good idea. PBS Nova features an interesting documentary about how data is handled, and what could happen to the data, including the Smart Grid. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/rise-of-the-hackers.html   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmmOFtp-btM   PBS Program Description Our lives are […]

Smart meter surveillance use confirmed

June 20, 2013 Today the San Francisco Chronicle confirmed utilities are giving customers smart meter data to the government and third parties.  Reporter David Baker writes, “Phone records and e-mail aren’t the only kinds of personal data that government agencies can collect on Americans.  They can look at your home’s energy use, too.  And that information can be […]

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