torsdag 30. desember 2010

Cypherpunk the Origin of Wikileaks

2010 DECEMBER 30
tags: Assange, Cypherpunk, Wikileaks
by Steve Beckow

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Architect John Young was involved in the early years of Wikileaks and has a fascinating story to tell about its origins. Apparently it was started by the military to induce secret-sharers to identify themselves as part of an entrapment scheme. It was set up as a spying scheme but it became a reverse-spying scheme. The military used Google to spy on us, Alec Jones says broadly and analogously, and we use Google to spy on them.

The good news is Young says that Wikileaks will not be taken down because it will pop up in another way. The bad news is that Young believes Assange has taken the fix for a large bribe. I personally don’t believe that but Young does. Until one of our sources (Matthew, Hatonn, SaLuSa, etc.) tells us what is known from their more clear-sighted perspective, we may never know the truth.

Whether it’s true or not, it is totally safe, in my estimation, to say that accountability is unstoppable. The exposure of official secrets that Wikileaks has done will, as Young pointed out, spawn endless lookalikes. Truly the cabal would have to shut down the entire Internet to stop it and I don’t think that shutting down the Internet would ever be entertained for long. In my opinion, it’s simply too basic to our modern lifetstyle. And in a short time the push toward individual sovereignty that this website chronicles will render the cabal’s last-ditch efforts unsuccessful in any case.

Attached below is a Wikipedia article on the precursor to Wikileaks: “Cypherpunk.” This is the fertile ground that Wikileaks grew out of.

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Not to be confused with Cyberpunk.
A cypherpunk is an activist advocating widespread use of strong cryptography as a route to social and political change.

Originally communicating through the cypherpunks mailing list, 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, heavily influenced by the hacker tradition and by libertarian ideas. Many cypherpunks were quite active in the intense political and legal controversies around cryptography of the 90s, and most have remained active into the 21st century.

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