NSA Spying Scandal Sparks a New European Smart Home Platform to Protect Privacy

April 29, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Data and Privacy and Smart Homes

In Germany, a country considering broad new regulations to prevent citizens’ data from being passed through U.S.-based servers, a new consortium is promising a home automation platform that will keep its customers’ data within European borders.[read more]

Could the NSA Reduce CO2 Emissions?

April 1, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

April Fools’ Day in the US inspires pranks and hoaxes, and smart readers beware unusual news stories on that day. Here are some fictional news headlines and stories that if real, would certainly accelerate Smart Grid and other infrastructure upgrades, as well as reduce CO2 emissions.[read more]