microdot

noun
mi·​cro·​dot | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌdät How to pronounce microdot (audio) , -krō-\

Definition of microdot

: a photographic reproduction of printed matter reduced to the size of a dot for ease or security of transmittal

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Reality Winner, the intelligence contractor who leaked to The Intercept and was quickly caught in June 2017 thanks to microdot printing, was sentenced to 63 months in prison on Thursday. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "NSA leaker who mailed doc outlining Russian hacking gets 5 years in prison," 23 Aug. 2018 Computer security experts say there's also a visible trail on everything printed nowadays, that color printers leave microdots. CBS News, "Accused NSA leaker "scared that they would make her disappear," mom says," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of microdot

1946, in the meaning defined above

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