Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sleuths Crack Tracking Code Discovered in Color Printers

It sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it isn't. The pages coming out of your color printer may contain hidden information that could be used to track you down if you ever cross the U.S. government.

Last year, an article in PC World magazine pointed out that printouts from many color laser printers contained yellow dots scattered across the page, viewable only with a special kind of flashlight. The article quoted a senior researcher at Xerox Corp. as saying the dots contain information useful to law-enforcement authorities, a secret digital "license tag" for tracking down criminals.

The content of the coded information was supposed to be a secret, available only to agencies looking for counterfeiters who use color printers.

Now, the secret is out.

Isn't it wonderfull to be free


Blogger G_in_AL said...

this screams Moonbat... boys and girls, hurry, get your tinfoil hats on!

October 20, 2005 6:45 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

eh ?? this is not denied G , it is fact . you confuse me ??

October 20, 2005 8:58 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

lol, its not the facts. I saw another article about this... almost posted on it, about a "civil liberties" group trying to crack down on this because they were sure it meant that the government will now be able to track all dissenters who use computers to print their documentation.....

I will look for it and post the link here if I can.

October 20, 2005 10:15 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

crap... sorry, i cant find it anymore.

But seriously... this is just goofy. This isnt big brother... it was something to catch counterfiters.

October 20, 2005 10:17 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

of course i agree thats its intend , but as duty bound citizens it is also our job to point out what this "could" be used for

that is all ,

to trust authority blindly without question is foolish

democracy is freedom for dissent

October 20, 2005 10:25 pm  

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