English Translation via the new updated Bing Translator:
Freenet Fundraising Request
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"I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she is too young to have logged on. Here's what I worry about. I'm afraid 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, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, "Fear of Freedom" (1995)
It is no longer just about Syria or Iran. If journalists cannot speak confidentially with anonymous sources, all investigative journalism is threatened.
Table of contents
• What can do Freenet
• Why do we need you
• What we want to do
• Our two-year vision
• Elements of work first year (products)
• Stretch Targets use cases in the future:
• Other projects
What it can do Freenet
Freenet allows for secure peer-to-peer communication and censorship-resistant Publishing partially hostile environment. We provide reliable anonymous pseudonyms and decentralized publishing without single points of failure. We also offer a Darknet-mode with secure connections between friends. To achieve this functionality, Freenet team solve a lot of technical problems, including global communications limited routes using small world structure, as well as resistance to spam in anonymous networks. The next stage of the Freenet project is polishing it to specific workflows to make it a tool of choice for people who can benefit from using strongly-from journalists and whistleblowers.
They are the ones who are in dire need of functions such as those provided by Freenet:
• Journalist in a nationwide newspaper, keeping in touch with-a point-for anonymous sources without requiring a lot of infrastructure on the side of a journalist or source.
• The insider in a medium-sized Member State contractor, sending documents to a journalist and is provided to the questions, to verify their origin without disclosing the true identity of informant of journalist (or anyone else).
Why do we need you
And announced that the cryptographic that I'm really is advanced, and I looked at them both, and I don't see any pride coming back my way. Actually I saw them very trying to avoid rolling his eyes from his head at me and said, why in this way and why is, why it is not a great achievement? And let a few moments and no one wanted me to crack it and eventually Snowden pipes and said "TrueCrypt is really meant for a younger brother to master, it is not all that impressive."-Glenn Greenwald in 30c3
But this is not a problem of journalists. We have multiple solutions, but our best tools a lot, are too complicated. And Freenet is a poster-child for this problem.
Making the most important use cases with Freenet is available for journalists will be a lot of work. Freenet may already be applied to them today, if you are know what you are doing. Even then, the configuration requires time, patience and experience with security tools. Journalists always miss the first informants should not the third and the second should be required by anyone who uses your computer. It has all the problems, Poul-Henning Kamp said in Fosdem2014:
"Are you sure you know what you are doing? Do you have a doctorate in that? "-Henning Kamp Poul-(slides, video)
Freenet is at the point where it actually works well on the technical side. It offers file-sharing transparently only password, spam-resistant anonymous comments and email, which does not provide metadata that can be followed. However, Freenet has always suffered from a typical bad user interfaces and sharp edges, as high delays on simple tasks, database corruption and complex work processes offered by the basic use cases, such as posting on the forum. Many of his potential is unrealised: existing features are often dull and some features have been written, but are not included due to lack of developer hours to review and merge code.
What we want to do
In 2000, he said, that the Internet is at a crossroads between supervision and freedom. Freenet began to fight for the freedom of the press. Then 9/11 happened. In 2013, Edward Snowden made the general public you find yourself positively answering, that we are already far beyond this junction. He gave us valuable time and support to turn back the wheel and the road to freedom.
We make Freenet for a specific tool for privacy and freedom of expression, if you use one at a time. We want to allow ordinary users to use all the features of Freenet and realize the objective of robust resistance to censorship. That will require a concentrated effort and a lot of constant creation-
A bit off-topic as I don't see where it point out to a Bitcoin Address. But will allow it. And wow if the updated Bing Translator kicks ass on its own. I didn't touched the text at all. It was already very good. But now it is great for several languages.