PG&E Documents Show SmartMeter Snooping Widely Shared

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite Pacific Gas & Electric claims he acted alone, internal documents show information from online snooping by a former executive was widely shared with employees at the San Francisco-based utility.

William Devereaux, the former senior director of PG&E’s SmartMeter program, resigned last month after admitting he used a phony name to monitor online discussion groups by activists opposed to SmartMeters. They are concerned about health effects of SmartMeter electromagnetic radiation.

The San Jose Mercury News reported internal PG&E documents turned over to state regulators and obtained by the newspaper on Monday also reveal that PG&E went beyond mere online monitoring.

A series of e-mail exchanges, for instance, show that PG&E sent an employee to monitor a SmartMeter demonstration in Rohnert Park in October. The employee took at least four photographs of protesters.

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  1. Sonic says:

    Snooping cannot happen at public events, its called attending. And what is the difference from PG&E attending and you attending to write a one sided article. Way to blow this out of proportion. You should just change your name to Fox News.

  2. Scott Blue says:

    “you attending to write a one sided article. Way to blow this out of proportion. You should just change your name to Fox News.” This is how all the reporters are. Haven’t seen an unbiased article in decades and sadly all done by libs and their fantasies.

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