Mainstream media admits smart meters are spying devices

Mainstream media finally recognizes the smart meter dangers that “conspiracy theorists” have warned of for years

By John Vibes

(INTELLIHUB) — For years researchers and activists have been warning about the health and privacy dangers involved with smart meters.  As usual, the mainstream media ridiculed these warnings and insisted that smart meters were harmless.  However, now it is becoming common knowledge that these smart meters can be used to spy on innocent people, and even the mainstream media is starting to catching on.

Shockingly, news organizations like NBC are even picking this story up, in a recent article for NBC News, Matt Liebowitz writes:

Researchers examining the privacy implications of smart-meter technology found that one German provider’s devices contained vulnerabilities that allowed them to snoop on unencrypted data to determine whether or not the homeowners were home.

After signing up with the German smart-meter firm Discovergy, the researchers detected that the company’s devices transmitted unencrypted data from the home devices back to the company’s servers over an insecure link. The researchers, Dario Carluccio and Stephan Brinkhaus, intercepted the supposedly confidential and sensitive information, and, based on the fingerprint of power usage, were able to tell not only whether or not the homeowners were home, away or even sleeping, but also what movie they were watching on TV.

Smart meters are just one piece of the national surveillance puzzle that has been growing in recent decades.

“Over the last several years, traffic-centric surveillance applications were the most prolific,” said Eric Ackermann, sales manager for enterprise solutions and services at Siemens Industry in California’s Orange County. “In the last two years, a vast majority of the demand has come from city water/utility, parks/recreation, police and public works.”

Just last week we reported that many researchers who were labeled as “conspiracy theorists” were vindicated by the mainstream media in regards to weather control, when a mainstream scientist discussed the deep history of government weather modification on nationwide television.  As the truth of our reality becomes more undeniable, the mainstream will continue to admit things that they once ridiculed.

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John Vibes is an investigative journalist, staff writer and editor for Intellihub News where this article originally appeared. He is also the author of an 87 chapter e-book entitled “Alchemy of this Modern Renaissance” and is an artist with an established record label. You can find him on his Facebook.
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