Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Is your printer spying on you?

Well ... maybe not actively, but passively, it could well be:

When you print on a color laser printer, it's likely that you are also printing a pattern of invisible yellow dots. These marks exist to allow the printer companies and governments to track and identify you -- presumably as a way to combat money counterfeiting. When one person asked his printer manufacturer about turning off the tracking dots, Secret Service agents showed up at his door several days later.

I wonder what it will take for people to actually get sick of the government sticking it's fucking nose into the lives of EVERYONE for the sake of nobbling a handful of fucking thieving cunts, crooks and thugs?


Click here to see a list of naughty printers. Tip of the clown wig to Clive for fucking up my day all over again by bringing this shit to my attention.


Fidel Cuntstruck said...

OK, somebody, somewhere must know how to change the printer firmware to alter the pattern of these mystical yellow dots. It would give me huge satisfaction to know that anyone scanning my printing would be greeted with the message "FUCK OFF - YOU NOSY WANKER"

Anonymous said...

Special offer - tinfoil hats, 3 for a tenner - when they're gone, they're gone .......... and your thoughts will be visible to the CIA (insert evil laugh here).

But seriously, if some pettyfogging, jumped up, jobsworth little cunt of a Stasi agent wants to rake through all my lunchtime Sudoku prints then let 'em - at least it stops the little fuckers doing something really dangerous like measuring the gap on your wheelie bin lid....

Anonymous said...

Fuck me, that's quite sinister. Good job I haven't got a colour laser printer eh?

Mr Potarto said...

"a pattern of invisible yellow dots"

Invisible yellow? Is that a similar shade to non-existent red? What is this Harry Potter?

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Nothing new in this, it's been going on for years, basically since colour lasers first came out.

You might like to try photopying a $50 bill, too, "just to see what happens". (Clue - you won't get a copy)

For some reason the firmware doesn't recognise Scottish banknotes! Heh heh!