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I just learned about those yellow dots printers put on paper that the government uses to track you in case it doesn't like what you're printing. Does anyone know if using yellow paper like this in order to prevent the tracking dots from being visible enough to track you works? I was surprised I couldn't find a clear answer to this anywhere else, so if I'm in the wrong place please direct me to the right one. I already tried here.

  • Where have you learned this from, can you add a link into your question, please? – tum_ Apr 3 at 0:00
  • To post a question here you must give some sort of reference to a "claim". – Daniel R Hicks Apr 3 at 0:02
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    You're apparently referring to this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Identification_Code – Daniel R Hicks Apr 3 at 0:03
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    (To be clear: The existence of MIC isn't your speculation. The idea that yellow paper will prevent it is. Also, the phrase "track you" is a bit vague.) – Oddthinking Apr 3 at 3:19
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    Some version of this question would probably fit better on Security.SE. Perhaps as a broader question about what methods could be useful to circumvent this. – Ian D. Scott Apr 10 at 20:56