[LINK] Smart meters back in the frame

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Sep 8 08:34:22 AEST 2020

On 7/9/20 9:29 am, jwhit at internode.on.net wrote:

> ... you can tell the age of a fridge by a smart meter? Seriously ..


> ... it can tell how many people are in the home ...


> Hype in terms of oversell or over-fear?

Yes, there are easier ways to carry out widespread electronic
surveillance of the population.

But if you are worried about your smart meter spying on you, then get a
household battery. That will even out energy use and so hide the details
of what is switching on and off. 

Tom Worthington, MEd FHEA FACS CP IP3P http://www.tomw.net.au
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