Fascist America and the technostasi

Big Brother is spying on you through your laser printer:

A research team led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently broke the code behind tiny tracking dots that some color laser printers secretly hide in every document.

The U.S. Secret Service admitted that the tracking information is part of a deal struck with selected color laser printer manufacturers, ostensibly to identify counterfeiters. However, the nature of the private information encoded in each document was not previously known.

“We’ve found that the dots from at least one line of printers encode the date and time your document was printed, as well as the serial number of the printer,” said EFF Staff Technologist Seth David Schoen.

It must astonish those who have spent the last fifty years worrying about the establishment of a White Christian Fascist America to realize that they’re on the verge of getting a Rainbow Progressive Fascist America instead. No doubt plenty of them still believe things are progressing in a positive manner, but I suspect there are a few glimmerings of nausea in more than a few progressive stomachs.

Here is the list of the printer companies who secretly agreed to serve as technostasi for the Secret Service.