For Immediate Release
ADVISORY: The following program may prove destabilizing for dictators.

LUBBOCK, TX, July 4 -- Camera/Shy, a browser-based steganography application from HACKTIVISMO, will be released at the H2K2 Convention in New York City on July 13th. Camera/Shy was developed for democracy activists operating from behind national firewalls. It allows users to trade in banned content across the Internet. Camera/Shy is the debut release from Hacktivismo, a special operations group sponsored by the CULT OF THE DEAD COW. Hacktivismo offers technical solutions to the human rights community, and has over thirty associates from North America, Europe, Russia, Israel, Australia, Taiwan, and Korea.

"I'm really proud of everyone in the group," said Hacktivismo founder Oxblood Ruffin. "They've made a commitment to bringing a Constitutional Toolkit to the Internet. And although not all of us are Americans, we share the fundamental ideals of the Constitution of the United States, especially freedom of speech. Camera/Shy is a small first step in sharing that privilege."

Camera/Shy will be released open source under the GNU General Public License. It is dedicated to the memory of Wang Ruowang, former doyen of the Chinese dissident community, a study in courage, and a lamp unto our feet.

Camera/Shy Overview
Sometimes hiding the truth is the best way to protect it, and yourself. Designed with the non-technical user in mind, Camera/Shy's one touch encryption process delivers banned content across the Internet in seconds. Utilizing LSB steganographic techniques and AES-256 bit encryption, this application enables users to share censored information with their friends by hiding it in plain view as ordinary gif images.

Camera/Shy is the only steganographic tool that automatically scans for and delivers decrypted content straight from the Web. It is a stand-alone, Internet Explorer-based browser that leaves no trace on the user's system. As a safety feature Camera/Shy also includes security switches for protection against malicious HTML. Picture that.

Feature Set

  • Familiar and user-friendly Web browser based on Internet Explorer
  • Automatic invisible cache and history clearing built in, so your browsing experience leaves no traces
  • Automatic scanning of Web pages for stegged and encrypted gif files
  • One-click Web page encoding into gif functionality
  • One-click parsing of hidden content functionality
  • All content scanned and parsed is down from the local cache, no double grabbing of content
  • Automatic Rijandael encryption of all steganographic content
  • Least Significant Byte pixel insertion steganography
  • Relative links that would be broken are preserved as static links by the Website encrypting process
  • High and moderate security browsing settings that include:
    • Option to kill all active scripting, including DHTML behaviors
    • Option to kill all Java and ActiveX content
    • Option to disable client pull in cases where you want to ensure that the content originates from the server or local cache you are browsing
  • Standalone executable file, no installer
  • GIF to and from BMP, and JPEG to and from BMP utilities built in for easy GIF content selection

System Requirements

  • Windows 95,98, ME, 2000, XP
  • Internet Explorer 5 or higher (may work on earlier versions, but unsupported)

Press Contact
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About Hacktivismo
Hacktivismo is a group of international hackers, human rights workers, artists and others who seek to further the goals of human rights through technology. They operate under the aegis of the CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc). Hacktivismo is committed to developing technologies in support of the highest standards of human rights. For more information, please visit www.hacktivismo.com

Based in Lubbock, Texas, the CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) is the most influential hacking group in the world. The cDc alumni reads like a Who's Who of hacking and includes a former Presidential advisor on Internet security, among others. The group is further distinguished by publishing the longest running e-zine on the Internet [est. 1984], stretching the limits of the First Amendment, and fighting anyone or any government that aspires to limit free speech. For more information, please visit www.cultdeadcdow.com

About Wang Ruowang
The Dalai Lama said it best.