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Re: <nettime> artfcity: Turbulence.org Going Offline
morlockelloi on Sat, 28 May 2016 05:59:01 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> artfcity: Turbulence.org Going Offline

One interesting aspect about stylometry and its counter-measures, is that it appears possible to use counter-measures as the noise channel for steganography.

In other words, instead of positioning oneself randomly within the crowd for each text (which is what, for example, Anonymouth does), that positioning may carry the signal. The topic of the text can be used as a key to find related pieces (ie. discussion about Californian Ideology).

My wild guess is that, with 100 authors, and (Anonymouth-specific) mapping space resolution, it may be possible to inject 5-10 error-free encrypted message bytes per few kilobytes of text. Because each background of author-space is specific (ie. nettime authors are different from respondents to some blog), detecting this may be harder than detecting image-based steganography.

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