[LINK] friday frivolity
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri Mar 11 12:04:12 EST 2005
"Ann Moffatt" <moffatt.a at bigpond.com>:
>after his performance on abc tv last night in catalyst, i can see
>why our roger clarke isn't a multi millionaire consultant!!
>fancy talking down you area of expertise roger!! don't you know that
>consultants are supposed to talk UP the hype!! ;-)
I missed it, but someone else drew it to my attention last night.
I'm not sure it was worth a couple of hours out of that particular day.
This is the sum total from:
"IT Security consultant, Roger Clarke says steganography does have
many legitimate uses.
"Well examples like sending secret messages of love to one another,
things like putting digital watermarks on music, digital watermarks
on pictures. This is one of the primary ways that film studios and
music producers think they are going to put a fingerprint on each
piece of digital music or film that they send out.
"But not everybody is convinced. Roger Clarke believes the threat of
steganography is being 'beaten up'...
[So now I have the official status of 'not everybody'?]
"The original publication which suggested back in 2001 that
terrorists were using steganography has never been supported by any
evidence whatsoever. And it's been traced back to a company that
stole, that sold steganographic software."
[So much for protecting interviewees that accidentally blubber]
"If you ban steganography because of the bad guys or bad uses of
steganography, then how on earth do you enable its use for other
purposes? What we should be focussing on is that if it's a bad thing
for terrorists to talk to one another about terrorism perhaps that's
what should be made illegal. And pardon me if I'm wrong but I thought
we had laws that made it illegal to consort with other people and
plan acts of terrorism."
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
mailto:Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au http://www.xamax.com.au/
Visiting Professor in the Baker Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre, UNSW
Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program, University of Hong Kong
Visiting Fellow in Computer Science, Australian National University
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