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Cryptoanarchism Cryptoanarchism Presentation Transcript

  • Crypto-AnarchyAnonymity / PseudonymityCrypto-society / cipherspaceInformation in the OpenPublicity & Privacy
  • History & Theory wiki/ Darknet_(file_sharing) Darknets started as net works that weren’t on Arpanet Timothy C. May - Cyphernomicon Eric Hughes - A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto Darknets Freenet
  • “Free” as in “Speech”"I worry about my child and the Internet all thetime, even though shes too young to havelogged on yet. Heres what I worry about. I worrythat 10 or 15 years from now, she will come tome and say Daddy, where were you when theytook freedom of the press away from theInternet?"—Mike Godwin, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Practice Tor_(anonymity_net work) page=videos/getting-started-with-the- i2p-darknetFreenet Garlic routing is a variant of onion routing that encrypts multiple messages together to make itThe Onion Router (Tor) more difficult for attackers to perform traffic analysis.I2P / Garlic routing eepSites iMule (eDonkey/kademlia) I2Phex (gnutella) BitTorrentComparisons
  • The Onion Router (TOR)Tor: Onion-based routing that acts as a proxylayer between the client computer and the Tornetwork (middlemen encrypted data transfers)Privoxy
  • Onion_routingOnion routing Patented by the US Navy Onion routers reroute messages in an unpredictable path Anonymity can be retained even with compromised intermediate routers Unlinkability - eavesdropper cannot easily determine both the sender and receiver Generally slow
  • Cryptoanarchism in http://Action newspaper/finance/ 2009/06/15/tor-and- the-iranian-election/2009 Iranian Election protests: The Iran CurtainPrivacy is not SecrecySlippery slope of privacy erosionThe boiling frog
  • Information in the OpenWikileaks Wikileaks states that its "primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in "in response to the Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub- attempted suppression, Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but Wikileaks will release Authenticity & Consensus we also expect to be of assistance to several thousand additional people of all regions who wish to reveal pages of Scientology unethical behavior in their governments material next week" "The simplest and most effective countermeasure is a and corporations." worldwide community of informed users and editors who can scrutinize and discuss leaked documents."Activism on the public record Pittsburg G-20 protests on TwitterChilling Effects 2003 incident in which Barbra Streisand unsuccessfully attempted toStreisand Effect sue photographer Kenneth Adelman and for US$50 million in an attempt to have the aerial
  • “Information Wants toBe Free” Stewart Brand at the first Hackers Conference in 1984 Stallman—founder of the GNU Project and the Free“On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because Software Foundationits so valuable. The right information in the right place justchanges your life. On the other hand, information wants to befree, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower andlower all the time. So you have these two fighting against eachother.” —Stewart Brand“I believe that all generally useful information should be free.By free I am not referring to price, but rather to the freedom tocopy the information and to adapt it to ones own uses... Wheninformation is generally useful, redistributing it makes humanitywealthier no matter who is distributing and no matter who isreceiving.” —Richard Stallman
  • Mirrors & CopyabilityMirrors & Copyability: Zero CostStreisand Effect De-CSS Scientology etc. ad infinitum!