Steganography is the practice of hiding secret messages in seemingly innocuous documents such as pictures, articles, or shopping lists. The practice dates to the 5th c BCE, when early practitioners concealed information under the wax of wooden writing tablets or on the tattooed scalps of slaves. As technology evolved, so did steganography; and today, information is often hidden in computer files. Which terrorist group has been accused of using steganography to transmit secrets over the Internet?
John Quincy Adams
Back in the day
In 1994, two Stanford PhD candidates began indexing interesting websites as a hobby. "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" launched as Yahoo! the following year, and it has since grown to become the largest information portal on the Web. Initially, Yahoo! called itself a "directory" because it employed indexing specialists to categorize websites, but the Web has since grown so large that the use of automated spiders has become a necessity. What is the name "Yahoo!" an acronym for?
Born on a day like today
Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, was a famous American writer and cartoonist. His outlandishly illustrated books captivate readers with their unique blend of whimsy, zany humor, and catchy verse. He is best known for his collection of children's books, which include enduring classics like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. How is "Seuss" properly pronounced?