- Paperback: 186 pages
- Publisher: OR Books (November 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1939293006
- ISBN-13: 978-1939293008
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 7.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,284,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet Paperback – November 29, 2012
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About the Author
Jacob Appelbaum is a staff research scientist at the University of Washington, and a developer and advocate for the Tor Project, which is an online anonymity system for everyday people to fight against surveillance and against internet censorship.
Andy Müller-Maguhn is a long time member of, and former spokesman for, the Chaos Computer Club in Germany. A specialist on surveillance he runs a company called Cryptophone, which markets secure voice communication devices to commercial clients.
Jérémie Zimmermann is the co-founder and spokesperson for the citizen advocacy group La Quadrature du Net, the most prominent European organization defending anonymity rights online and promoting awareness of regulatory attacks on online freedoms.
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This book is incredibly important and vital to all of us, as is Julian Assange. I was beginning to think he wasn't that relevant at this point in history, but after reading this book I realize just how crucial, pivotal, and impactful his thoughts and actions are.
Given we're communicating here on a major web presence, namely Amazon, I actually hope that they are listening to our conversation and thoughts regarding this seminal issue. But only to the extent that they learn something about the concept of what freedom really is!
The government's stance is hypocritical in that it violates privacy of citizens while eschewing transparency for itself.
Cypherpunks ls does point to a solution, encryption, but I don't think it is clear to readers how they might go about using encryption technology (although the Tor project is oft mentioned).
The dark vision this book portrays of a split and dualistic Internet, where data is encrypted and kept purposefully dark on both sides, is a far cry from the salvation from ignorance and awesome tool for prosperity and efficiency we engineers thought we were building. Perhaps it's time to re-examine our assumptions. Can the Internet be reset to load a better program?