WHAT IS A CYPHERPUNK?
Cypherpunks advocate for the use of cryptography and similar methods as ways to achieve societal and political change. Founded in the early 1990s, the movement has been most active during the 1990s “cryptowars” and following the 2011 internet spring. The term cypherpunk, derived from (cryptographic) cipher and punk, was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006.
*Put simply, cryptography, from the Greek for “secret writing,” is the practice of communicating in code.
‘You Shall Not Pass’: Activists Take to the Trees to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline
Israel is paranoid about pro-Palestinian activists
Published 01:43 12.04.12
By Gideon Levy