posted Aug 02, 2003
in Communication Ethics

Communication Ethics book part for Violating Encapsulation. (This is an automatically generated summary to avoid having huge posts on this page. Click through to read this post.)

It's worth noting that with programs, it's possible to violate the encapsulation of a message, because the program can sometimes reach into a final expression and extract the original parts, in a way not possible for static documents. For a classic example of this, see Online Snafu exposes CIA names, where the New York Times released a PDF document with selected portions "blacked out" to hide names, but did it in such a way that it was still possible to extract the original content from the PDF file.

This doesn't really add any issues that weren't already raised by smart messages, but it's interesting to add to pile of things smart expressions can do that old software can not.


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