When Time Stamps Go Bad 2

News.com reports Ohio electronic voting machines have privacy issues involving time stamps.

“Two Ohio activists have discovered that e-voting machines made by Election Systems and Software and used across the country produce time-stamped paper trails that permit the reconstruction of an election’s results–including allowing voter names to be matched to their actual votes.” — Declan McCullagh, News.com

Our recording products have timecodes embedded in the audio files. Of course, our software is not involved in elections, but Sagebrush customers have imaginative applications, from security monitoring to documenting barking dogs to demonstrating a sleeping-partner snores. Given the news item shown here, can anyone think of a way that audio timecodes could cause an unplanned privacy problem?

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