The best one was this;
"That photo will appear on these message boards tomorrow as somebody's user pic."
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but they already had the firmware of MAC for tracking purposes. Less efficient, but with proper access, one can already be tracked by their MAC which is a better pointer even than one's IP address used, since that can vary depending on location. Of course cheap USB wireless fobs can give one a certain anonymity so long as referer info is changed too as one moves around or connects through various wireless connects, or dialup out of area servers using VOIP and proxy servers.
I noticed an interesting situation on my home router, in which my daughter's iPod automatically tries to "call home" at 3am every morning. I know it's not her since she's asleep and I have limited hours set on the firewall for her device. Still, the attempt to connect is made. I wonder how many cellphones "call home" now, unless the battery is completely removed? Most older burn phones don't, but I suspect many if not all the newer ones do.
I suspect eventually all new memory cards will become the WiFi included type. When that happens, any device utilizing a memory chip will be trackable everywhere there's any sort of wireless connect or mobile phone tower. Doing a walk by for cloning info on them will become a new favorite spy tool I expect.