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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.

"Counter-culture" Websites

There are many websites, E-Mail newsletters/distribution lists, newsgroups & message boards/forums where Cypherpunks tend to gather (mostly chosen for their relative indepdendence.




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Also referred to as "Infinity-Chan" (as in an 8 turned on its side is visually similar to the infinity mathematical symbol).


External Links


  1. wikipedia: Futaba Channel
  2. History of 4chan:
  3. History of 4chan:
  4. A beginner’s guide to 4chan:
  5. A quick history of 4chan and the rightists who killed it (guest post):

See Also

Cybersecurity | Ethical Hacking | Forum | Newsgroup