Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cypherpunks

I was totally out of my element when reading this...
I found a website that helped a little on what "cryptography" is, and how it works.
It's kind of dense, and I dont get it 100%, but it definitely helped.

I was trying to think of anonymous transaction systems that occur now...
PayPal came to mind.

I was also thinking of the idea of "privacy" and how it is defined as "the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world."  This brought up the idea of private and public profiles on Myspace, as well as profiles which may be "public" but how a user can change the settings to make their blogs or photos viewable by whom they chose...and even if they do that, are their pages REALLY private?

hmmm....

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