Tonight I’m trying something called Freenet, (0.7) an anonymous encrypted network running over the Internet. I downloaded the 3MB file for Windows and ran the install. Then I removed the service following the instructions here:
- Take Control Of Freenet: Turning off Freenet auto-start in Windows (last updated 2008-03-25)
Freenet is slow, really slow. After turning off the auto-start and running from my desktop, I gave up after 20 minutes of waiting. But before that, when it was running as a service, I found some info.
Freenet blogs are called flogs. What do people blog about on an anonymous encrypted network? Some of the more eye raising examples of flogs in the text index:
- Un oeil sur la Franc-Maçonnerie: French flog about freemasonry in France. (last updated 2008-11-21)
- Occam’s Razor: Articles on physics, relativity, philosophy. (last updated 2008-10-02)
- Joxo’s Evolution vs Creation Page: Arguments for evolution and against creationism. (last updated 2008-09-07)
- Liberation Group: Flog of an antispeciesist liberation group from Germany.
- The Monkey Wrench Gang: Classic novel about a gang of eco-saboteurs wreaking havoc in the US. (last updated 2008-07-06)
- Animal Liberation Front Diary 2008: List of direct actions taken against animal abuse. (last updated 2008-07-03)
- Child prostitutes at the White House: Press cuttings on the 1989 US government child prostitution scandal. (last updated 2008-06-28)
- Ozymandias Sabotage Handbook: A guide to sabotaging the machinery of eco-rapists. (last updated 2008-06-24)
- The Mujahideen Poisons Handbook: A guide to preparing poisons, written by Islamic jihadists. (last updated 2008-06-23)
- Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler: The Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s political autobiography. (last updated 2008-07-15)
- Setting Fires With Electrical Timers: Earth Liberation Front guide to arson using electrical timers. (last updated 2008-07-14)
- The Final Nail: Directory of US animal abusers. (last updated 2007-12-26)
- The Terrorist’s Handbook: A guide to explosives and other things (last updated 2008-04-20)
- Tibet protest photos: from March 14-17, 2008 (last updated 2008-04-05)
- UnSecureFlight: Guide to obtaining US DHS travel records from http://www.unsecureflight.com (last updated 2008-04-02)
- How to fake fingerprints: Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble’s fingerprint. (last updated 2008-03-12)
- Defend WikiLeaks!: Censored files leaked from a Swiss bank. (last updated 2008-03-10)
- Xenu’s Den: Scientology secret documents compiled by an opponent. (last updated 2007-09-17)
- Last Days Watch: Christian Bible Prophecy conspiracy theorists (last updated 2007-09-18)
- Freenet Pax Christi: International Catholic peace movement (last updated 2008-05-22)
- Time Cube: Crazy pseudoscience and conspiracy theories. (last updated 2008-05-16)
- Randomizer’s Security Site: Security information, e.g. lock picking. (last updated 2008-07-17)
- Unabomber Manifesto: Political manifesto of radical environmentalist Theodore Kaczynski, aka The Unabomber. (last updated 2008-07-17)
- Fuck The RIAA: Links to songs that the RIAA sued over. (last updated 2007-12-06)
- Publish!: Quick instructions for freesite insertion. (last updated 2008-03-24)
There were plenty of boring sounding blog titles too. The only one I visited was Occam’s Rasor. It runs in FireFox and looks like any other web page, but with a long URL pointing at your own computer.
I’ll check out the TimeCube if I get it working again, but then I’ll probably delete the whole thing since there is quite a bit of terrorist stuff. I don’t want to support a network that helps people learn how to make poisons and bombs, obviously.
But the point is, this exists. And the way it works, you supposedly can’t track down who posted the stuff or who is reading it. This is only scary because we are still a morally primitive species.
Ah, the TimeCube site finally loaded. Mr. or Ms. Ray is paranoid and bigoted, but certainly someone who thinks outside of the box. Here is an interesting graphic from the site:
You are not allowed to know truth – that in one rotation of Earth, there are: … There are 4 simultaneous 24 hour days within a single rotation of the Earth. You may be too damn evil to accept it. … I lectured and debated at MIT, and have 2 hour video proof. You are but mindless dumb asses. – freenet
No need for freenet, you can find this on the regular Interent as well.
Gene, the Voyager spacecraft and many other probes would have registered the time distortion as they left the Earth’s time cube if your theory were correct. Please email me to arrange payment of my $1000. – Xeno