Copy Machines are a GOLDMINE for private info!!

Apparently, there’s a hard disk inside each photocopier made since 2002.  This makes sense if you think about it; how else would the info go from a laser passing over the paper to the paper as a copy? It has to be stored somewhere.

What have you been photocopying? Your birth certificate? SIN number? Passport?

Here’s a documentary video from CBS:

http://www.cbs.com/cbs_evening_news/video/?pid=Y1oOpSeQ6PUc4P_4oSnZ9M4FpDAYGb8z&vs=homepage&play=true

Sounds pretty scary to me. They bought 4 random copiers and found lists of police records, results of drug raids, sexual assaults etc. They also found items from a New York insurance company including blood test results and other private medical records.

I tried to post this via Twitter, but didn’t like the look of CBS’s “privacy” policy. I found it to be a LOT more like a “Publicity” policy.

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