10 September 2005

The gummint knows what you've been printing

If you've been using a color laser printer, that is. Printer manufacturers encode information about the printer into the yellow dot patterns, which can then be used to trace which printer was used; as most printers are purchased with credit cards, this can then be used to find whoever printed it.

I'm sure they justified this saying that it would be used to track counterfeiters. Does anyone believe that it won't be used to track political dissent?

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