Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Future is Wired: How Wireless Tech May Be a Historical Dead End

Even as sales of wireless personal devices skyrocket, there is a noticeable grassroots backlash against the wireless world.  From “no cell phone” signs posted at cash registers to families rebelling against Dad’s unavailability since he bought his iPhone to cafes … Continue reading

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Interview with EFF: How Smart Meters Violate our Right to Privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was founded in 1990.  The San Francisco based organization defends free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights in a digital age.  Joshua Hart of Stop Smart Meters! sat down with Lee Tien, Senior Staff Attorney … Continue reading

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A Smart Meter Rebellion Growing in Santa Cruz County

We’re happy that our own Santa Cruz County became the first County in the state to pass an ordinance banning wireless smart meters, last Tuesday.  Coverage from KSBW and the text of the ordinance itself can be found here.  The … Continue reading

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Could a Smart Meter Have Ignited the San Bruno Inferno?

Now we don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but the signs are beginning to point to the possibility that a ‘smart’ meter may have played a role in the fire and explosion that likely killed more than a dozen … Continue reading

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San Bruno

Our hearts go out to the victims of the San Bruno tragedy, and their friends and families.

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Typical Reaction to the Revelation That I Do Not Own a Cell Phone, By Year

I gave up my cell phone 3 months ago after finding out that virtually every study looking at long term heavy users that has not been funded by the industry shows a correlation between brain tumors and cell phone use.   … Continue reading

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Local Governments Take Back the Power: Watsonville Bares Teeth with Law Banning Smart Meters

Now normally, we try to keep things a little light, and not delve into lengthy legal documents here at Stop Smart Meters!  But after reviewing the ordinance that Watsonville passed unanimously on August 24th, we believe it is worth it … Continue reading

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