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Author Topic: No escape from the surveillance state - printers  (Read 519 times)

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No escape from the surveillance state - printers
« on: December 17, 2015, 02:39:58 AM »
One of the video blogs that I like is the EEVblog. It's about electronic engineering.

Should be pretty nice & techy, right?

Wrong.



Like... FFS... I can't take a piss without being bombarded by this all the time.

I'm not knocking buddy there. He does an awesome job.

What ticks me off is that the surveillance is so prevalent that you can't eat breakfast without having it drop a pile on you.



The video is about printers that waste ink to print identifiers.

I've got some DC credits to spend, so if anyone wants to post a way to get around that silliness, go ahead and I'll reward you for it. (This is really low hanging fruit -- it's not hard to get around.)

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Re: No escape from the surveillance state - printers
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 04:09:05 AM »
The important link here is
Is Your Printer Spying On You? - EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Thankfully I use an inkjet printer ;-)
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Re: No escape from the surveillance state - printers
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 09:56:47 AM »
What's an identifier?


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Re: No escape from the surveillance state - printers
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 10:35:33 AM »
What's an identifier?



From glancing at the EFF article it would seem that some sneaky embedded code is inserted in the print out.  Like Printer xyz25 at 11 main street print job sent by Susan Subversive on July 4, 2017.  And if they are sticking it in the hard copy you know it's also going in a db somewhere.

Seems to me I heard about something similar years ago.