Collage: Defeating Censorship with User-Generated Content
Stenanographic tool to beat censorship, helping insert hidden messages into tweets and Flickr images
From Ars Technica:
Georgia Tech researchers have developed a tool called Collage that will allow Internet dissidents to insert hidden messages into Twitter posts and Flickr images in order to circumvent the censorship measures imposed by oppressive governments.
"This project offers a possible next step in the censorship arms race: rather than relying on a single system or set of proxies to circumvent censorship ﬁrewalls, we explore whether the vast deployment of sites that host user-generated content can breach these ﬁrewalls," the project’s website explains. "We have developed Collage, which allows users to exchange messages through hidden channels in sites that host user-generated content."
(Link To Arts Technica article)
It was also noted that hidden messages on social networks occured during the recent insident involving a Russian spy (and Facebook)!!
Software will be released in a few weeks, which I’m sure will have some meaningful, useful (and even creative) uses.
Link to Collage web page