2016-02-21 The potential threat from “smart” appliances

1)    The Internet of Things is a major threat to privacy. Appliances, which will report via the ZigBee chip in the $$meter, are a key component.

“Smart appliances — part of the futuristic and vaguely defined Internet of Things — are designed to make our lives easier but they also have the potential to be intrusive in ways we’re only starting to imagine, experts warn.”

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http://globalnews.ca/news/2522940/internet-of-things-our-biggest-threat-to-privacy-expert-warns/

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/how-we-can-maintain-privacy-in-the-era-of-the-internet-of-things/article24700062/

2)    I was told by a member that this “blog cast” interview of Dave Stetzer is very interesting. I haven’t had time to listen to it (it’s 90 minutes long).

Dave Stetzer talks with host Mark Kuether about what “dirty electricity” is and why it’s a part of electrosensitivity, how it affects our general well being, and how the problem can be addressed.”

http://emfactionnetwork.libsyn.com/emfan-5-dave-stetzer#HWh6RHQqCAcS2U8D.01

3)    A “must read” sent by a member.

Commentary: What’s good for the B.C. Liberals may not be good for B.C. Hydro”

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http://www.integritybc.ca/?page_id=5901

 

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“An activist is someone who cannot help but fight for something. That person is not usually motivated by a need for power, or money, or fame, but in fact driven slightly mad by some injustice, some cruelty, some unfairness – So much so that he or she is compelled by some moral engine to act to make it better.”
~ Eve Ensler