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FC: Al Qaeda cell members used steganography --New York

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Investigators believe cell members were using a process called stenography, in which special software allows a text message to be hidden inside a small part of a computer photograph.

U.S. investigators say many terrorists received instruction on the technique when they trained at al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan.

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