Naperville IL Resident Uses Freedom of Information Request to Discover Extent of Smart Meter Privacy Violations

Most people’s lives are so intertwined with their electricity usage that inferring private, intimate details of our home lives from electrical usage data is a snap for the utilities and 3rd parties with access to this information.  For example, one can infer sexual patterns in the home by noting when two showers run at once, or the use of a hairdryer in the home of a single man.  These are details that the framers of the US Constitution certainly did not intend that the Government possess.

Naperville-based “The Truth About Smart Grids” recently analyzed the data their neighbor acquired from the Gestapo-like Naperville City Council.    They were able to infer the following from the data:

“Incidentally, for example, it appears on April 26, you got up pretty early?  You have increased energy usage starting at about 4:30 am.  Do you [normally] get up that early?  Particularly high usage from 5:45 am to 6:00 am. … Then it looks like no one was home from about 8:30 am until 3:00 pm.  You likely went to bed about 10:15.  Does that sound about right?”

The resident wrote back and was quite shocked at what I was able to deduce from just a quick scan of the information I had been sent.

Read the full story about the analysis here.

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2 Responses to Naperville IL Resident Uses Freedom of Information Request to Discover Extent of Smart Meter Privacy Violations

  1. Jim says:

    PLEASE! Do this “study” to all the PUC “officials” and politicians homes and send the details to them !

    Just watch how quickly they change their attitudes!

    And don’t forget to tell them how far away you were when gathering that data, probably up to 2 miles easy with a high gain antenna!

    Damn these people are stupid, got to shove it right up in their face to get them to realize how invasive this is!

    WHAT WILL IT TAKE?

  2. Dick Makula says:

    I live in Batavia and they are trying to force smart meters on us. I am sensitive to electro-magnetic waves / wifi – what can I do?

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