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Anyone seen this? www.eff.org/Privacy/printers/ What is going on here????...
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    Linux Newbie daacosta's Avatar
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    Not to be paranoid or a conspiracy theory advocate but...


    Anyone seen this?

    www.eff.org/Privacy/printers/

    What is going on here????
    -D-

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    Great link, I've started googling on this and reading through the site, if true this is really ****ed up...
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    sounds like a ms plan

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    Thank god I don't use mine.

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    this is no conspiracy theory. It is true.
    The U.S. Secret Service acknowledged yesterday that the markings, which are not visible to the human eye, are there, but it played down the use for invading privacy.

    "It's strictly a countermeasure to prevent illegal activity specific to counterfeiting," agency spokesman Eric Zahren said. "It's to protect our currency and to protect people's hard-earned money."
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    I forget which episode, but I think it was CSI Miami that did an episode where they used this...

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    . Oh no, they are spying on my school work. Noooooooooooooo.

    Wait, is this just in the USA?

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    is this just in the USA?
    I hope so but I found the link on a newspaper from South America. I wondered myself if electronic privacy is something worth fighting for and I am still debating whether joining or not... I didn't know about the CSI episode...
    -D-

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    it's everywhere. there was a story about it in the local free paper in newcastle, england.
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    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    You know, you people are really suckers for this... just like the people who believe the government is secretly communicating with alien ambassadors from space or that we never really landed on the moon... this is crazy, we all know conspiracy theorists love to exaggerate this stuff. Until I get some conclusive evidence from an unbiased source (sorry, the ACLU does not exactly qualify as unbiased) then I will consider this to be a made up story by people who have nothing better to do.
    Sorry to take all the fun out of this...

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