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Smart Meter's Dumb Idea

Smart energy meters in homes could be hacked - Telegraph

Experts say the compulsory monitors, designed to reduce energy consumption, could be programmed to cripple the national grid or to steal valuable household data, breaching the privacy of millions.
They also pave the way for a national 'smart grid', backed by David Cameron's Conservatives, which would use the data to manage national demand more efficiently and advise households when it is cheapest to switch on appliances.
However, smart meters can be infected with a 'worm'...

And the worm's name is Miliband - remember the purpose of these meters is to enable the man in Whitehall to control your electricity usage "advising you when to switch on appliances", that's advice with their finger on the switch, turning down the juice when the wind turbines don't work, rationing you to one bar on your fire...

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"the purpose of these meters is to enable the man in Whitehall to control your electricity usage"

...and about two weeks after they're released into homes, you'll be able to download off the Internet a patch which will render meters useless by reducing the apparent usage to, say, 60% of previous levels.

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