Gotta start somewhere ... how many of us are really out there?

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Tue Aug 1 06:07:16 UTC 2006

On Mon, 31 Jul 2006, Gerard Seibert wrote:

> Xiao-Yong Jin wrote:
>> But one can't rely on that.  You'll definitely see more than one ip
>> associated with my laptop, if I move it around.
>> A more reliable way that I can think of is generating a unique ID
>> number when a system finishes installation or upon the first boot.
>> However, it may involve some additional privacy problem.  What do you
>> think?
> Unquestionable a privacy problem. Perhaps even illegal in some
> jurisdictions without the end users knowledge and permission.

'k, I'm confused on this one ... could you elaborate on why this is a 
privacy issue?

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