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  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  cypherpunk  n.  [from  {cyberpunk}]  Someone  interested  in  the 
  uses  of  encryption  via  electronic  ciphers  for  enhancing  personal 
  privacy  and  guarding  against  tyranny  by  centralized,  authoritarian  power 
  structures,  especially  government.  There  is  an  active  cypherpunks  mailing 
  list  at    coordinating  work  on  public-key 
  encryption  freeware,  privacy,  and  digital  cash.  See  also  {tentacle}.