Privacy or security concerns?

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richard stern
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Privacy or security concerns?
Mar 27, 2013

I printed some picture files at one of those large Kodak printing machines at a store in a mall, by putting them on a usb memory stick, then inserting the stick into the machine, choosing the files I needed printing, then hitting Print. I then removed the stick, and the files proceeded to print. Then I picked up the prints and paid at the desk. There was no 3rd party involved. Then I got to thinking this process is rather analogous to getting cash at an ATM with a debit card. I have in the past been robbed by someone "skimming" an ATM.- so do those machines keep any information, or copies of the files, and does this raise any privacy or security concerns?

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johnsong
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In reply to richard stern, Mar 28, 2013

richard stern wrote:

I printed some picture files at one of those large Kodak printing machines at a store in a mall, by putting them on a usb memory stick, then inserting the stick into the machine, choosing the files I needed printing, then hitting Print. I then removed the stick, and the files proceeded to print. Then I picked up the prints and paid at the desk. There was no 3rd party involved. Then I got to thinking this process is rather analogous to getting cash at an ATM with a debit card. I have in the past been robbed by someone "skimming" an ATM.- so do those machines keep any information, or copies of the files, and does this raise any privacy or security concerns?

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If you have concerns bottom line do not use the service.

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robertpicassa
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In reply to richard stern, Mar 28, 2013

richard stern wrote:

I printed some picture files at one of those large Kodak printing machines at a store in a mall, by putting them on a usb memory stick, then inserting the stick into the machine, choosing the files I needed printing, then hitting Print. I then removed the stick, and the files proceeded to print. Then I picked up the prints and paid at the desk. There was no 3rd party involved. Then I got to thinking this process is rather analogous to getting cash at an ATM with a debit card. I have in the past been robbed by someone "skimming" an ATM.- so do those machines keep any information, or copies of the files, and does this raise any privacy or security concerns?

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No these machines do not save any information. So don't worry about any thing.

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In reply to robertpicassa, Mar 31, 2013

robertpicassa wrote

No these machines do not save any information. So don't worry about any thing.

Without working for that store you used, you cannot say that with any certainty.  The machine itself may not store anything but what about the store's computer system that it is located at?  They may have their own protocols for keeping a log of photos printed. If you are afraid of your photo being stored in the system of a print service, print your photos at home and never show them on the internet or send through email.  Because email and attachments can be stored in mirror servers and be hacked into by hackers.  So never send any attachment through email that has private info like SSN or credit card numbers because they can be read and stolen by hackers.

Most internet provider email servers are not secure unlike private business email servers.

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