What is in MS-Words hidden embedded data?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by HandsOff, Nov 18, 2004.

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  1. HandsOff

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    I've heard that MS-Word embeds metadata about (god knows what) and the customary (for them) unique user ID.

    I think MS's excuse has to do with combatting plagurism, or something? Some say that people in the Legal Profession use some kind of super expensive software to protect the privacy of their clients...Wow! anyway, I really don't know anything and the preceding is just sort of what I have heard said.

    Assuming there is this "hidden data" are there tools available to read and possibly erase or edit data that is embedded in Word?

    i doubt this is a concern of too many people, but i'd just like to know exactly what this data says, if anything, and what can be done about it, if anything.

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    Thanks Mr. Jor

    That is indeed good to know. I will check it out post haste!

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