The Discovery of Terra Nova by the Cypherpunks

Cypherpunks Ten years ago the cypherpunks were almost entirely forgotten. But now – and quite shockingly to those of us who were involved – cypherpunks are cool again. More than that, the discoveries of the cypherpunks are starting to change the world in a serious way. That being so, I’d like to briefly recap what the cypherpunks discovered, because what these people found was a new world… a “terra nova.” Land …

The Problem with the Crypto Debate

CryptoDebate There have been some important public debates about cryptography recently, and, unfortunately, the loudest voices have understood the problem the least. So, I’m very pleased to post a paper on the subject by someone who understands the fundamental issue: my associate at Cryptohippie, Jonathan Logan. If you have any interest in this subject, please give this paper your time. And if you know others who are interested in the debate, …

Cryptohippie Responds to the NSA’s Attack on Encryption

cryptohippie Editor’s Note: The founder of FreemansPerspective.com, Paul Rosenberg, has spent many years trying to protect Internet users from unjustified surveillance by groups like the NSA. He is part of the team at Cryptohippie, who offer something called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). It’s a service that helps its users avoid tracking by the snoops. However, it’s just come to light that many such “protection” services have been compromised themselves. Lest …

The NSA’s Secret War Against Online Privacy Seekers

surveillance privacy If you haven’t seen this yet, I’m sorry to drop it on you: On September 5th, Glenn Greenwald and others revealed the extent of the NSA’s destruction of privacy – not just the privacy of people who are oblivious to the situation, but that of privacy seekers as well. You can find the story here or here, and commentary by a legitimate expert here. Here’s What Was Revealed The biggest …