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Re: VMs: "Voynich Controversy"...?
--- Nick Pelling <nickpelling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> There's always the "secret database signature"
> theory: that Amazon might
> add some fake books to its database in order to
> track which other web
> companies are ripping their content off. I recently
> read about how the
> Ordnance Survey was able to catch a company
> illegally selling their maps by
> adding some non-existent roads to a disused
> air-force base (IIRC), which
> amounts to much the same thing.
> I'm not sure if it quite counts as a conspiracy
> theory, though. :-)
This is not a consipracy theory. This sort of stuff
is done all the time. I'm pretty sure that you are
right on this one!
I have been asked on one or two occasions to
enter my address with a deliberate spelling error
into some database for the very same reason.
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