I posted last week
about some Lexmark printer drivers
apparently phoning home. This week comes
the revelation
that at least some Xerox color printers,
and perhaps Canon also, encode your printer’s serial number
on all printed pages. The coding is then used by entities
such as the US government to track documents back to
particular owners. Such tracking is aided by Xerox in that
they (Xerox) voluntarily provides their customer database to
government workers. Is this a GoodThing?


2 responses to “Truth

  1. Of course it’s a good thing. Yet another deadly blow to those freaking terrorists.

  2. — stupid comment system droped the sarcasm-tags —