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Imagine that every time you printed a document it automatically included a secret code that could be used to identify the printer - and potentially the person who used it. Sounds like something from an episode of "Alias " right?
Unfortunately the scenario isn't fictional. In a purported effort to identify counterfeiters the US government has succeeded in persuading some color laser printer manufacturers to encode each page with identifying information. That means that without your knowledge or consent an act you assume is private could become public. A communication tool you're using in everyday life could become a tool for government surveillance. And what's worse there are no laws to prevent abuse.
originally posted by: atsgrounded
I never knew that the "Eurion Constellation" was on money and modern scanners and copiers are programmed to spot this security feature and stop during the scanning process. Learn something new everyday.
This is the pattern that will stop the scanner from making you rich. Only the Fed can make $$$ from *UUMMM* sound fiscal policy (thin air).
And here it is on a 10 dollar bill. Other countries have similar tech in protecting their currency.