Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet is a 2012 book by Julian Assange, in discussion with and cypherpunks , and . Its primary topic is society’s relationship with . In the book, the authors warn that the Internet has become a tool of the , and that the world is inadvertently heading toward a form of . They promote the use of cryptography to protect against state surveillance. He told Guardian journalist : Assange later wrote in : “Strong cryptography is a vital tool in fighting state oppression.” saying that was the message of his book, Cypherpunks.
Cypherpunks is published by . Its content derives from discussions in June 2012 with Appelbaum, Müller-Maguhn and Zimmermann on Assange’s TV show .
Topics by chapter
- Increased communication versus increased surveillance
- The militarization of cyberspace
- Fighting total surveillance with the laws of man
- Private sector spying
- Fighting total surveillance with the laws of physics
- The Internet and politics
- The Internet and economics
- Privacy for the weak, transparency for the powerful
- Rats in the opera house