http://www.eff.org/issues/printers This article got me considering yet another privacy issue, so I went to http://seeingyellow.com/, and got the info for my printer. I am aware that non-lasers do not have embedded tracking... yet. This is simply an exercise to see how they handle the inquiries. If enough people are aware, care, and ask/complain about it, then they will remove it.
I sent the following through the internal HP system:
EDIT: I will post the response. (If I receive one, that is.)
I've been a customer of yours for quite a while now, and own a laptop and printer. My family all use HP products.
My concern however, is that there are tracking measures embedded in my printer. I understand the need to prevent counterfeiting, but I somehow doubt that my Deskjet D4360 could actually be used to print money.
Is my printer taking part in a practice that I consider very concerning from a privacy standpoint? If so, do you have any printers that do not?