Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Secret Service is watching

If you use a color laser printer, every page you print contains hidden information, most likely including your printer's serial number and the date and time you printed the page, thanks to a voluntary arrangement between the U.S. Secret Service and printer manufacturers.

If you registered your printer with the manufacturer, the U.S. government can probably trace anything you've printed on it directly to your home address.

2 Comments:

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Helen said...

-sigh- How lovely. /sarcasm

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Fraya said...

Yeah old news.

At least anonymizer services on the net are still legal.

So we can still oppose the king without late night gentle breaking-downs of our doors.

Its not that far-fetched. Do you think Nazi Germany just appeared out of nowhere?

Creepy similarities..

 

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