Notes from the Electronic Cottage 8/09/07

Producer/host: Jim Campbell

These are the lazy, hazy days of summer but that doesn¹t mean that there isvany vacation in cyberspace. Today we reflect on new NSA powers to intercept your phone and email communications; invisible yellow dots made by color laser printers that allow the government to track what printer printed what documents (seeingyellow.com, www.eff.org/Privacy/printers/list.php); electronic voting machine vulnerabilities; TASER stun guns in “designer colors;” a new Microsoft patent application that would scan the contents of your hard drive to enable advertisers to better target your interests; and a very nice youtube video that manages to cram a huge amount of information about our world into six minutes (youtube.com/watch?v=xHWTLA8WecI).

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