The grand project of the Internet, supposed to have been created with the noblest of intentions by some, was created in military research.
We supposed, perhaps naively, we could wrest the Internet from the hands of our insectoid masters.
Now, the Internet, true to its origins, is becoming increasingly cordoned off by capitalists into gaudy and soul-destroying voids, filled with ads, misinformation, and hatred. Even more true to its origins in the military, the Internet has become hyper-militarized by a small cadre of unsavory people, from bands of cyber-criminals, to micro-regimes, to global, despotic superpowers.
The ceaseless labor of programmers, artists, writers, and other workers has transformed the Internet into what it is today; but this hardly represents the version ideal to all those workers.
As the Internet Krypto Klub, our mission is to build new tools, protocols, and services (and reclaim the existing ones) that facilitate the transfer of techno-political authority away from unaccountable government organizations and Internet mega-capitalists, and back to those ceaseless laborers.
Cryptography can reduce entirely practical cyber-attacks into purely theoretical problems that require immense scales of time to solve. Through it, we can not only retake some of our privacy, but build entirely transformed networks based upon mutual aid and trust.