Friday, January 3, 2014

Egypt re-introduces the steganography fear over a puppet character

Egypt’s reported paranoia about a Muppet-style puppet character on Egyptian television and on the Internet illustrates concern over steganography, the possibility that terrorists could convey instructions in popular media, even on amateur websites, as was expressed here shortly after 9/11.
Erin Cunningham has a front page story in the Washington Post on the character Abla Fahita, link here

The concern led to speculation right after 9/11 that amateur Internet access could be reduced for reasons of national security, but that did not happen here. But it might overseas, and it does.  

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