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Is your printer spying on you?

Plus, Facebook acquisition rumours and AMD speculation

July 13, 2007
iMeme Fa So La Ti Do
All things digital
Kara Swisher was on rumour patrol at the iMeme: The Thinkers of Tech conference in San Francisco.

”A lot of people were blabbing about the latest bubble rumor that Microsoft was considering offering $6 billion to purchase Facebook. Yes, the #2 (by far) social networking company that could, making the definitive leader MySpace worth like a kabillion.”

What’s your opinion?

Former ATI Chief Quits AMD, Signalling An Unhappy Marriage
Joe Weisenthal thinks David Orton’s departure from AMD spells trouble.

“Just a year ago, AMD was taking market share away from Intel, and with its acquisition of graphics chip maker ATI, it was supposed to establish technological supremacy over its much larger rival. But that dream has turned into a nightmare.”

What’s your opinion?

Seeing Yellow: call your printer’s manufacturer and ask why they spy on you
Cory Doctorow has a warning about your printer.

“We’ve known that our printers are spying on us, ever since the Electronic Frontier Foundation cracked the secret codes in the output of color laser printers. These hidden codes — apparently placed at the behest of the Secret Service — identify the serial number, make and model of the printer that printed them, as well as a date and timestamp.”

What’s your opinion?