Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Microscopic spies

Even your printer is spying on you! Hard to believe.
Intrigued by the new project of the Computing Culture's research group directed by Chris Csikszentmihalyi, I discoverd Seeing Yellow. So if you think that you need to hide your IP address and remove spywares, well maybe spies are around you in your tangible environment for a while now!

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.

Now Seeing Yellow has a tangible-antispyware available for you and this by calling your printer maker (and more)

Glass invaders designed by Sebastien Messerschmidt

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