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A Federal Appeals Court in Illinois has ruled that “smart” meters facilitate government search – but called this practice “reasonable”. This story involves a collusion between big corporations, courts and a fake-grassroots organization
Sometimes, trusting the wrong people can hurt. Betrayal is one of the worst feelings. Especially when it comes to those who are supposed to be protecting you and your family’s rights.
Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been hearing from several sources about this supposed “win” against utilities pushing “smart” meters. This report, disseminated by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), is about a recent Federal Appeals Court ruling on “smart” meter surveillance, in Naperville, Illinois. This so-called journalism by EFF is titled, “Win! Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Smart Meter Data.”
But having seen how it was positioned exactly polar opposite of this report from K.T. Weaver – who lives in Naperville and has been reporting independently on “smart” meter harm for several years – I needed to figure out just what the hell is going on. The title of K.T.’s article is “Federal Court Rules against Consumers on Smart Meters and Privacy Rights.” So, why are the reports so different?
My “aha!” moment on EFF came when, in corresponding with K.T., he sent me this Brasscheck interview with Yasha Levine, a respected truth-teller and author of Surveillance Valley. I have been following some of Yasha’s work for several years with great interest.
Before we get into examining Yasha’s claim that the EFF is a giant piece of astroturf, let’s dive straight into the facts of the recent court ruling on “smart” meters and privacy.
This development has everything to do with our basic human rights, how legal strategies are being implemented to work against the people, and whom we can and cannot trust when seeking justice….
A great tool to determine a convenient time for break-ins or to cast a net looking for indoor pot growers etc. At minimum, it should be illegal for utilities to sell such data. But apparently privacy is only available to the elite criminals who have made a business model of genocide.