“I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she’s too young to have logged on yet. Here’s what I worry about. I worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say ‘Daddy, where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the Internet?’”
–Mike Godwin, Electronic Frontier Foundation
What is Freenet? (From http://freenetproject.org)
Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish “freesites” (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship. Freenet is decentralised to make it less vulnerable to attack, and if used in “darknet” mode, where users only connect to their friends, is very difficult to detect.
The install is a very simple one-click app for both Windows, Unix and OSX, that lets you access freenet through your webbrowser.
All communication between freenet nodes is anonymous, encrypted and very difficult to detect.
So when Freedom on the Internet is outlawed this is where you should go…
The Freenet Project
If you want to get a taste of Freenet without having to install anything, then head over to http://anonynet.org for a beta Freenet Browser.