The "Cypherpunk movement" broadly describeds "ethical hackers and/or activists" whom are encouraging through discourse and actively working towards more widespread use of strong cryptography & privacy-enhancing technologies as a route to social and political change. Originally communicating through the "Cypherpunks electronic mailing list" (via E-Mail), informal groups aimed to achieve privacy and security through proactive use of cryptography. Cypherpunks have been engaged in an active movement since the late 1980s.
There are many websites, E-Mail newsletters/distribution lists, newsgroups & message boards/forums where Cypherpunks tend to gather (mostly chosen for their relative indepdendence.
Also referred to as "Infinity-Chan" (as in an 8 turned on its side is visually similar to the infinity mathematical symbol).
- wikipedia: 8chan
- The weird dark history of 8chan (and its founder, Frederick Brennan): https://www.wired.com/story/the-weird-dark-history-8chan/
- A Cypherpunk's Manifesto: https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.html
- wikipedia: Futaba Channel
- History of 4chan: https://funnyjunk.com/channel/4chan/History+of+4chan/gjMaMtw/
- History of 4chan: https://www.lurkmore.com/view/History_of_4chan
- A beginner’s guide to 4chan: https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/beginners-guide-to-4chan/
- A quick history of 4chan and the rightists who killed it (guest post): https://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-quick-history-of-4chan-and-online.html