??!! Your Printer? Well, It’s Watching You. And I Told You So.
posted by July 15 at 10:18 AMon
Precisely one year ago today I warned you that your printer was spying on you. I warned you! (Dammit! Why wouldn’t you listen? WHY?) I wrote a great big Slog about it.
But you didn’t really pay attention, did you? You didn’t feel so inclined to believe me. There was scoffing. And eye-rolling. And a copious amount of “Oh, that crazazy Adrian!”-ing, I’ll just bet. (Admit it!) But if you haven’t learned it yet, get on the ball bitches: Adrian is always right about EVERYTHING. Everything! Every little thing ever. Always. Period. Thank you and good night.
I know. It’s my curse.
Look (from yesterday’s so-called “headlines”):
More manufacturers are outfitting greater numbers of laser printers with technology that leaves microscopic yellow dots on each printed page to identify the printer’s serial number - and ultimately, you, says the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of the leading watchdogs of electronic privacy.
The technology has been around for years, but the declining price of laser printers and the increasing number of models with this feature is causing renewed concerns.
Yes, that was from yesterday: as in 364 days after I initially reported it. And you know what that means? Right. The world is moving a little faster than usual. I’m usually at least two years ahead.
And next time you’ll listen. WON’T YOU?