Crypto

Crypto

How the Code Rebels Beat the Government–Saving Privacy in the Digital Age

Format
Ebook
Price
$15.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101199466
  • 368 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

If you’ve ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or “crypto”, in action. From Stephen Levy—the author who made “hackers” a household word—comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. Crypto tells the inside story of how a group of “crypto rebels”&#151nerds and visionaries turned freedom fighters&#151teamed up with corporate interests to beat Big Brother and ensure our privacy on the Internet. Levy’s history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.

Praise

“Gripping and illuminating.” —The Wall Street Journal

“A great David-and-Goliath story—humble hackers hoodwink sinister spooks.” —Time

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
The Loner
The Standard
Public Key
Prime Time
Selling Crypto
Patents and Keys
Crypto Anarchy
The Clipper Chip
Slouching Toward Crypto
Epilogue: The Open Secret
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index
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