from the Cypherpunks to Wikileaks and beyond
Cryptography has become a matter of general interest. The massive use of digital technologies for communication, combined with the surveillance scandals, have increased concerns about the protection of data and privacy.
Based on the study of archives, our genealogical methodology pays special attention to the cross-influence between technology, discipline, ideology, and historical context. We apply this methodology on recent history, tracing a lineage going from Cypherpunks to Wikileaks.
As strange as this may sound, radical transparency and wish for opacity share a common root.