Meaning of cypherpunk in English:

cypherpunk

Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪfəpʌŋk/

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noun

  • A person who uses encryption when accessing a computer network in order to ensure privacy, especially from government authorities.

    ‘We have the old-school cypherpunks, and the hacker community on both sides of the law.’
    • ‘A Washington state federal jury found the cypherpunk guilty on two of five counts of stalking government agents.’

Origin

1990s on the pattern of cyberpunk.