Wow I just found out that color printers add coded dots onto every page you print so that it can be traced back to where and when it was printed. Umm.... did anyone else know about this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Identification_Code
Okay there’s a tool you can use that can help you decode what’s being printed onto your paper and can also help you anonymize your printing. I would highly recommend using and sharing! https://github.com/dfd-tud/deda
Also, Electronic Frontier Foundation was instrumental in discovering the usage of this coding mechanism and helping protect whistleblowers. They’d be a good group to support if you ever have spare cash. https://www.eff.org/
@moonwater Ppl should also learn that larger photocopier/printers have huge hard drives that save the jobs on them.
Disposing of old equipment is therefore 'interesting', if not done correctly.
@moonwater It seems to be only on laser color printers though. I tried to look for the code on b/w prints at university but couldn't find anything...
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