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Smart Meters Reveal What You're Watching 170

xororand writes "H-Online reports that 'researchers at the Münster University of Applied Sciences have discovered that it is possible to use electricity usage data from smart electricity meters to determine which programmes consumers are watching on a standard TV set. By analysing electricity consumption patterns, it is, in principle, also possible to identify films played from a DVD or other source.' It's time for some clever EEs to come up with a countermeasure. Unfortunately alumfoil hats have already been dismissed."
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Smart Meters Reveal What You're Watching

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  • Burn them (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 20, 2011 @04:21PM (#37459850)

    More reason to ban their implementation!
    Power companies should NEVER be allowed to gain knowledge about, nevermind make a profit from my porn viewing habits!

You mean you didn't *know* she was off making lots of little phone companies?

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