Privacy concerns challenge smart grid rollout

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* Smart meters deliver detailed private data * Concerns over utilities switching off appliances remotely By Gerard Wynn CAMBRIDGE, England, June 25 (Reuters Life!) - Wary homeowners could scupper the rollout of smart technologies meant to boost energy efficiency, without secure controls over data and access to appliances, executives said this week. "Smart grid" technologies potentially allow utilities greater control over household energy use, helping smooth demand surges and curbing ...

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