created in 2009
This is a subreddit for discussions about freedom of speech and for news about free speech-related issues from all around the world.
While Edward Snowden has specifically requested that the story should not be about him, his story is indeed fascinating, and the actions that the United States is taking against him is very revealing in itself of the attitudes of the US administration.
This is a subreddit for discussions about Edward Snowden, the NSA, Prism and all related issues.
We stand for free speech. We will not ban legal content even if we find it odious or if we personally condemn it. Not because that's the law in the United States but because we believe in that ideal independently, and that's what we want to promote on our subreddit. We serve the community, we serve the ideals of free speech.
Cryptography is the art of creating mathematical assurances for who can do what with data, including but not limited the classical example of encrypting messages so that only the key-holder can read it. Cryptography lives at an intersection of math, programming, and computer science.
This subreddit covers the theory and practice of modern and strong cryptography, and it is a technical subreddit focused on the algorithms and implementations of cryptography.
Behavior counter to reddit's originally expressed ideals
"We want to democratize the traditional model by giving editorial control to the people who use the site, not those who run it."
"A bastion of free speech on the World Wide Web ... the digital form of political pamplets."
"today's headlines -- chosen by readers, not editors"
This subreddit is about the political philosophy. We are in no way aligned with the Libertarian Party. /r/Libertarian is a community to discuss free markets and free societies with free minds. As such, we truly believe in spontaneous order and don't formally regulate content outside spam links and ban evasion for spam (A practice encouraged by site reddiquette).
Like the Roman Republic under Caesar Augustus, the American Republic is rapidly sliding into a system of government that limits individual liberty, that limits influence of its citizens over policy, that produces ever greater separation between rich and poor, and pursues permanent war for the benefit of a tiny fraction of Americans. The separation of powers is eroding as the Unitary President rules by fiat.