Web Camouflage Aims To Beat Censors
from the hidden-away dept
dsg writes “New computer software promises to undermine government and workplace restrictions on internet use by camouflaging suspicious communications within innocent internet traffic. The banned content is returned hidden inside innocuous-looking digital images.” Sort of combining anonymous/proxy browsing with steganography. At first I thought they were talking about the stego and anonymous browsing software, Camera/Shy, that was announced recently by Hacktivismo. However, this seems to be different software, developed by some MIT researchers, and goes by the name Infranet. Of course, you have to wonder if the US government will now freak out and decide that this sort of thing is dangerous and can be used by evil hacker terrorists, as well. Will they cart off a bunch of MIT scientists? The Hacktivismo software has already been labeled a “hacking tool”, so I wonder if it’s only a hacking tool when created by a group that people consider “hackers”. If it’s MIT scientists is it any less of a “hacking tool” according to the powers that be?
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The government will freak out like they did when they called PGP all sorts of evil things … especially now with the “war on terror” requiring the gov’t to be as intrusive as possible, look for them trying to get some backdoor keys.
oh god, not another steganography == terrorism article… but of course MIT seems to be invovled somehow so it must be worthwhile, not.
Hmm. Actually, the article has nothing to do with terrorism.