All the consequences of smart meters detailed here with regard to privacy and surveillance are intended consequences – the whole idea. They are nothing to do with energy efficiency justified by the Big Lie about human-caused ‘climate change’, and everything to do with detailed surveillance of your life 24/7.
If there is not a massive and effective campaign of non-cooperation with this plan – and a mass refusal to accept them – then we deserve to be controlled because we clearly, as a population, don’t give a damn about having the most basic freedoms deleted.
Intelligence chiefs have warned that plans to install smart energy meters in every house will leave families vulnerable to terrorist attacks. According to the Government’s listening agency GCHQ, the plans will create a ‘strategic vulnerability’, giving foreign computer hackers the opportunity to target individual homes, municipal buildings and even whole districts.
The information will be beamed to a central database held by a utility firm, making it a tempting target for hackers. A further concern is that the meters could allow individual households to be cut off by Whitehall or energy companies at times of future fuel shortages.