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  1. Freenet build 1486 released


    Freenet 0.7.5 build 1486 is now available.This is an emergency release which updates JNA to version 4.5.2 to prevent Windows nodes from breaking when Java is updated.Since we’re releasing from next, this release contains a number of further...

  2. Freenet build 1485 released


    Freenet 0.7.5 build 1485 is now available.This release adds checking for Ogg Theora video files thanks to redwerk: Freenet can now display video safely.For files whose size does not shrink a lot by compression, compression is now skipped. This should...

  3. Statistical results without false positives check are most likely wrong


    Like every other privacy network, Freenet is a target of statistical attacks to trace the activity of its users.Studies that investigated tracing Freenet users were built on unrealistic idealized setups or simplistic routing, so that their results...

  4. Freenet build 1484 released


    Freenet 0.7.5 build 1484 is now available.This release fixes the last blocking problems with the new build based on gradle and JNA and adds new features.Thesnark discovered a way to circumvent the content filter, which was fixed by operhiem1. This bug...


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Why we do this

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