Denver Post article on mattd/proffr/AP/Jim Bell/cypherpunks
declan at well.com
Mon Jul 7 14:03:54 PDT 2003
The development of digital money, and encryption software restricting
government's ability to monitor Internet activity, are common goals among
the online anarchists and libertarians known as "cypherpunks."
The ultimate purpose of Assassination Politics is to deter people from
working for government agencies, corporate media outlets or institutions
"beholden to the violence of the state," Taylor said.
Professor Rat also has threatened a University of Ottawa law professor, a
columnist for The Boston Globe and a Cincinnati police officer.
The Post is withholding the names of the subjects of posts by Professor Rat
to avoid promoting any specific threats.
Eugene Volokh, a law professor at the University of California-Los Angeles
and a First Amendment specialist, said the threats were probably criminal,
given Taylor's description of the purpose of Assassination Politics.
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