Re: steganography (and bin Laden)

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 14:17:39 MDT

On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 11:21:32AM -0700, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> At any rate, the article is useful in that it shows an awareness of
> steganographic messages and that some effort is being made to crack them.
> Every little bit helps, and if Iomart actually does something to catch
> terrorists, that would make it one of the most extropic of corporations in the
> world today.

I guess the same technique is also useful to find messages sent by
dissidents - if the article had been about Iomart helping the Chinese
government to catch dissidents, would you then have denounced it as one
of the most unextropic corporations in the world today? After all, I
seriously doubt Iomart would say no to a Chinese order if they work with
the CIA.

There is a difference between technology and its uses.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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