Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Who Knows What Evil Lurks -OR- Copy?

Remember when you biggest fear was that something YOU did or said would wind up on your

If you're not paranoid, you aren't paying attention. If your reaction to what's going on around you is a apathetic shrug and mumbled "Oh well...Whatchoo gonna do?"...

join the club.

You may enjoy an illusion of control over your life, but it's just that and ONLY that, an illusion.

Copier Hard Drives
"Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets.

Your Office Copy Machine Might Digitally Store Thousands of Documents That Get Passed on at Resale

Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive - like the one on your personal computer - storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or emailed by the machine.

In the process, it's turned an office staple into a digital time-bomb packed with highly-personal or sensitive data.

If you're in the identity theft business it seems this would be a pot of gold."

Video Here

Follow-up Here

You can't avoid it when you're not even aware, and even then, Whatchoo gonna do?
You can bring your own copies? But then they make a copies of your copy for their files. 24/7/365.
Join Lifelock? To what end?
Drop off the grid? Go underground?

"An effective way to deal with predators is to taste terrible." -Unknown

As a practical matter, if somebody wants to be me, what can I do about it?
My life already has enough dings, dents, blemishes and scars to make it less likely
that someone would WILLINGLY pose as me. Then again, that could mean that I'm pretty average.

The glass-half-full side of me welcomes and even embraces the further degradation and unreliability of collected data. Anyone who's had to reconcile an official error understands the
futility of the effort. Is there a better avenue to reaching reasonable doubt and uncertainty about EVERYTHING? Once we all have de facto counterfeit lives, by what standard will
we be sure of anything?

Aren't we all just pretending now anyway? Isn't this just a better Karmic leveler?

The sky ain't falling. We aren't all gonna die, but we do have to find new ways to live.

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