Tracking your printouts…

Like the election result this is totally unbelievable… Colour laser printers add microscopic traceable numbers to each print they deliver. This 'feature' is aimed at preventing counterfeiting. I just wonder what other kinds of printers, scanners, photocopiers have such undisclosed tracking systems?

Article on IT World via EDRI-gram

In other news an independent audit of the Irish e-voting system will be undertaken. It's not clear what will happen with the results or what kind of tests will actually be done. Still it shows how far the pressure has made the Irish government go to try and shore up confidence in e-voting.

Article in The Times via EDRI-gram