Your printer is spying on you

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights advocacy group, is requesting the public's help in identifying which printers "are embedding traceable information in the documents they produce. Printer manufactures added this technology under persuasion from the government in order to help combat counterfeiting operations; however this technology defeats the presumed anonymity most people expect from the documents they print." The EFF states that there are currently no laws protecting citizens from potential abuse by the government. In these days of random bag searches (fellow New Yorkers: go here) and increased public video surveillance, it seems we might be better off writing by hand with invisible ink. (EFF via Slashdot)

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