An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and politics. (noun)
Deception; misrepresentation of the true nature of an activity. (noun)
Examples of word subterfuge
Regarding archives being deleted, it seems to me that a little subterfuge is required here, if you think your blog/newspaper is going to be bought out by megacorp, burn a copy on disc, say nothing, and take it home.
Despite what Zachriel may think, subterfuge is not an Olympic event.
More subterfuge is discovered, and in the end, the unicorn with the Jewel of Judgement appears.
But I don't mean to suggest that this is some form of deceit: it seems to me that the people fooled by this subterfuge are the people presenting the ID case themselves.
It doesn't have anything to add and can only dabble in subterfuge.