Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world.
Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy.
A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know.
Cypherpunks: #privacy + #cryptography
Eric Hughes: Cypherpunk Mailing List co-founder. A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto
Timothy C. May: Cypherpunk Mailing List co-founder. The Cyphernomicon . Literature +
John Gilmore: Cypherpunk Mailing List co-founder. Electronic Frontier Foundation
Hal Finney: RPOW — Reusable Proofs of Work
Philip R. Zimmermann: PGP Encryption
Nick Szabo: Bit Gold
Wei Dai: b-money
Adam Back: Hashcash
Julian Assange: Wikileaks. State and Terrorist Conspiracies & Conspiracy as Governance
Satoshi Nakamoto: Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System