Thinking that a need existed for privacy in an open-information society, Eric Hughes started the Cypherpunks with John Gilmore and Tim May. Calling themselves a wandering band of cryptographers, advocates for privacy, and anarchists in a digital world, the Cypherpunks have a prolific email list that purportedly synthesizes mathematical concepts with the practical issues of a cultural revolution.
See Also: Cypherpunks.
Wired Digital Inc. Eric Hughes. [Online, July 11, 1996.] Wired Digital Inc. Website. http://hotwired.wired.com/talk/club/special/transcripts/96-07-11.hughes.html.