Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

What about the widespread awareness of encryption and the necessity of secure cryptographic communications? In many laypeople's minds Anonymous and the "deep web" or "darknet" are synonymous, they all occupy the same zone in the cultural consciousness. Popular culture is culture.



> What about the widespread awareness of encryption and the necessity of secure cryptographic communications?

I think Wikileaks and Snowden should get some credit for this as well. Also, I think the silk road guy should get most of the credit for "darknet" being a thing.

> Popular culture is culture.

Yup. But it doesn't necessarily affect other popular culture (which is how I defined "cultural impact").




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: