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That old copier still holds a picture of your backside
Tuesday 18 May 2010, 04:53
Filed under: Electronics and Computers

The Federal Trade Commission wants to make sure the public knows an important truth: if you photocopy your butt on a modern copier, it’s probably still there, safe on the copier’s hard drive. It exists there along with medical forms, financial documents, and that list of gang members your police department was just about to arrest.

CBS News did a story last month on secrets kept by digital copiers. Most digital copiers produced in the last five years archive copied documents on internal hard drives, and those hard drives are easy enough to obtain once the copiers are resold or their lease expires. By examining the hard drives of several used copiers, CBS found “a list of targets in a major drug raid” from the Buffalo Police Narcotics Unit. It also scored Social Security numbers, medical documents, and “$40,000 in copied checks.”

via That old copier still holds a picture of your backside.



Very funny. ERrrr, welll, maybe not so….

Comment by Rose

I have to wonder though, what about those who copy at Kinko’s etc? Why don’t these images automatically get deleted?

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