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    Your Laser Printer is a Spy

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    The EFF has begun the process of decoding the dot code place on all printed sheets. Looks like it has the model/serial number of the printer along with a time/date stamp, so you can tell what printer it was printed on and when it was printed.

    http://www.tgdaily.com/2005/10/19/ef...ots/index.html
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    So, don't use color cartridges?

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    what's the big deal. They'll know that Administrator printed something on a laserjet at 9:59 PM

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    Dont forget to photocopy it and store the original away...

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    Originally posted by pixelized
    what's the big deal. They'll know that Administrator printed something on a laserjet at 9:59 PM
    They do know printer serial number as well. That means that they can very easy trace where it was bought and by whom (unless you used cash - which does not happen very often with laser printers). I find it scarry. Every police state ever tried or did something simmilar to prevent people from organizing and exchanging information. What is even worse, I do not see denials and appologies comming from FBI but excuses and no indication that this and all other simmilar un-democratic practices will stop. The worst part is though, that there is no loud public outrage. It seems like everyone fell asleep.

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