Smart Meters Scheduled For Vote This Week

Mar 13, 2017
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(MPRN-Lansing) Utilities shouldn’t be able to penalize customers for keeping old versions of their meters. That’s the intent of legislation in Lansing up for committee vote this week., Wikimedia Commons

Richard Stallman says there’s essentially no privacy on the Internet. He says proprietary software is typically designed to track users, and once data is collected it will be misused.

Michigan Supreme Court Building
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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme Court says the music streaming service Pandora does not violate the state’s privacy law by collecting and sharing information about user preferences. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A bipartisan group of state lawmakers hopes to send privacy protection legislation to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk this year. 

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University of Wisconsin Professor Alan Rubel says it’s important to learn the right lessons from the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection program.