In 1989, when the internet was predominantly ASCII-based and HyperCard had yet to give birth (or at least act as a midwife) to the world wide web, R.U. Sirius launched Mondo 2000. “I’d say it was arguably the representative underground magazine of its pre-web day,” William Gibson said in a recent interview. “Posterity, looking at this, should also consider Mondo 2000 as a focus of something that was happening.”
Twenty years ago, it was cypherpunk that was happening.
And it’s happening again today.
That's the intro to "Cypherpunk rising: WikiLeaks, encryption, and the coming surveillance dystopia" a recently published article at theverge.com.
Freedom and the Future of the InternetJULIAN ASSANGE
With JACOB APPELBAUM, ANDY MÜLLER-MAGUHN and JÉRÉMIE ZIMMERMANN
"Cypherpunks is gripping, vital reading, explaining clearly the way in which corporate and government control of the internet poses a fundamental threat to our freedom and democracy".
- Olive Stone
Find out more and purchase 'Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet' here.