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Submission + - Privacy advocate protests smart meters (

Presto Vivace writes: "Mom takes on smart meters over privacy, health concerns

"This is unreasonable search and seizure," said Stahl, 40, who believes the devices designed to monitor power usage are intrusive and pose a health risk. "It definitely is not OK for my utility ... to know when I'm home and not home."

In addition to the privacy concerns, there is the question of security. As a reader a Reddit put it, "Nothing like adding thousands of entry points into the utilities network. What could possibly go wrong?"

A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.