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Date: 10/26/05 02:06 AM

31 Responses to Tracking Code Discovered in Color Printers

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2005 at 11:35 pm
    Link: Tracking Code Discovered in Color Printers - When you print something, the government can use it to track you down.
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    kmdavis85 Female 18-29
    605 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 1:26 am
    Well, I`ll be damned...
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    theBSR Male 30-39
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    October 26, 2005 at 2:10 am
    This was on CSI Miami last year
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    atchetarry Male 18-29
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    October 26, 2005 at 2:24 am
    I`d be guessing its main use would be to help track down people who leave annonymous notes threatning people of owning up to crimes
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    damoo Male 18-29
    292 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 3:45 am
    invasion of privacy!...or something. I feel violated.
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    Nacaz2 Male 13-17
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    October 26, 2005 at 5:03 am
    how do people get off thinking theyd waste their time looking at peoples private stuff with this. dont flatter yourself, they dont give a damn.
    its used on criminals, not the average joe, and i like the idea
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    mookie427 Male 13-17
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    October 26, 2005 at 6:16 am
    WE`RE NOT SAFE ANYMORE!!!!!!!!
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
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    October 26, 2005 at 6:56 am
    I just hope that it’s not used to track down people who create smi-subversive literature. It’d certainly be a civil liberties violation.

    Nacaz2, you know, the US government does spy on it’s own people. Criminal or not, if you are doing things that set off any red flags, they probably have a file on you. I had a neighbor who was a member of the American Communist Party (something that is completely legal). After he was arrested for (peacefully) protesting at the DNC he was informed that because of his affiliations that he already had a file and that he had better chose his battles more carefully in the future.

    Anyways, I didn’t mean to get on a rant.

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    fthygre Female 18-29
    363 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 7:41 am
    didn`t we already know that this information was present in any printout - it doesn`t strike me as being anything new. i`m rubbish with computers i really am but i`m sure i knew this yr or two ago
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    dinnerbone Male 13-17
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    October 26, 2005 at 9:44 am
    This was on CSI Miami last year
    i thought they tracked down the printer by the scratches it made to the paper? thats not this
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    HeyLookAtHer Female 13-17
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    October 26, 2005 at 12:13 pm
    meh. thats why shredders were invented.
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    The-Brit Male 50-59
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    October 26, 2005 at 12:36 pm
    How to decode your dots - http://www.eff.org/Privacy/printers/docu...
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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
    1062 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 12:42 pm
    Oh no, heaven forbid the Man finds out I printed a Blue`s Clues coloring page for my daughter.
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    theBSR Male 30-39
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    October 26, 2005 at 12:45 pm
    No it was the signature of the laser printer.
    http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/e...
    5th paragraph down
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    Niki-chan Female 18-29
    306 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 1:53 pm
    gah
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    i_do_think Female 13-17
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    October 26, 2005 at 2:06 pm
    its ok i dont hav one of those printers i safe for now!
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    Enohead Male 40-49
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    October 26, 2005 at 2:22 pm
    Well, I for one don`t have to worry about this since I live in Ted Kaczynski`s old shack. I type all of MY manifestos with manual typewriters! What? They can ID those, too? poo.
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    Burley Male 13-17
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    October 26, 2005 at 3:58 pm
    LOL its says "print this article" at the bottom of the page
  19. Profile photo of Enohead
    Enohead Male 40-49
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    October 26, 2005 at 4:13 pm
    That damn Bush Administration. Bunch of Nazis, I tell you. Wait, what? You say that this has been going on for over ten years? Uh, well...
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    amyjoy Female 18-29
    95 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 4:33 pm
    Its to stop counterfeit money making. Or so they say....
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    October 26, 2005 at 4:45 pm
    i acctually dont find anything wrong with this. this doesnt mess p what your printing, and unless they acctually have the papers you printed on they cant find out any info. plus, its so far only xerox that has been disocered to do this, not all printer companies do this. so itys only if you use xerox printers. solution? use a home printer, and they cant use those little dots. they would need a special ink, and you would fin that ink when you try to replace the normal innk.
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    kathaclysm Female 18-29
    326 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 5:24 pm
    This is why I go to the library to print all my threatening letters... yea...that`s it...
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    VolcomStoner Female 18-29
    174 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 6:41 pm
    while i don`t find this a direct threat to myself, it is none the less a bit disturbing. but of small concern in comparison to much of the other things our government does.

    i am wondering how they link the printer serial number with the person who printed it...?

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    seventoes Male 13-17
    345 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 9:07 pm
    AHHHH!!!! *wraps printer in foil*
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
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    October 26, 2005 at 10:45 pm
    ^lol^
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    tacuvo Male 18-29
    314 posts
    October 26, 2005 at 11:34 pm
    I freakin knew it!!!! ha,ha,ha, I`m not crazy!!ha,ha,ha, I knew it, I knew iiiiiiiiiit!!! I am sooooooooooooooo fuuuuuuuucked now.
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    Gexxo Male 18-29
    673 posts
    October 27, 2005 at 12:45 am
    Eh, who cares. Unless you do anything weird the government will leave you alone, I guess.
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    YouG Male 18-29
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    October 27, 2005 at 4:51 am
    Imagine if they never found out.
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    pal666 Male 13-17
    1061 posts
    October 27, 2005 at 8:57 am
    aww wel!
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    MidoriBug Female 18-29
    1607 posts
    October 28, 2005 at 3:03 am
    Eek. The conspiracy theory movie is coming alive.
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    DJ_jason Male 30-39
    667 posts
    October 30, 2005 at 9:02 am
    The Patriot Act:

    http://www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/hr...

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