31 January 2006
Privacy is dead... I'll miss it.
Privacy is dead. She'll be sorely missed.
I have discovered that nothing we do is sacred or private anymore. Sure, we've all known for years that credit card purchases are traceable, just like phone records, bank records and the like. But now we can't even make a photocopy of a document without it being traced and tracked.
It seems as though Canon and Xerox have programmed their copiers to imprint each copy made with a semi-invisible code of dots that identify the machine, location, date and time of the copying. These dots can be revealed with a high power ultra-violet light. The companies claim that these are only for tracking counterfeiting, but in this day and age, they are probably being used to track anyone and anything that the Bush White House feels threatened by. You know what I mean... free speech and all that stuff.
I write this blog under relative anonymity, but I'm sure that as hard as I am on Dubba-Ya, I along with thousands of other bloggers have our identities on somebody's computer at NSA or CIA. Like I said, Privacy is Dead - Bush and Cheney killed her. But at least they made it quick and painless.