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Do Smart Meters Present A Privacy Risk?
2012-06-14 12:20:05

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com A UK privacy group says that the increased use of smart meters is a risk to users' privacy. Privacy International, a London-based organization that monitors privacy policies both in the UK and worldwide, says that the energy meters are able to collect data such as when users are home, how they spend their leisure time and the kind of medical devices that they are using. While energy firms in the UK have attempted to assure the public that their privacy...

2011-02-17 10:19:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get videos from The US European Media Hub, US Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=f6cd2040-f71f-42e9-82e1-ad3d744b219a# U.S. government officials and the EU's European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) discuss the commitment of the U.S. government to internet freedom, the freedom of expression and to privacy. They also discuss how the U.S. and Europe are working together to ensure these basic...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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