Out of control

2019-03-07 01:17:18

By David Cohen A SYSTEM that makes it easy to publish information on the Internet anonymously could give a free rein to terrorists, software pirates and paedophiles, say Internet watchdogs. But the creators of Freenet believe the risk is worth taking to preserve free speech on the Net. Ian Clarke began creating Freenet in his final year at Edinburgh University, in response to Australia’s proposals for stringent Internet censorship laws (New Scientist, 12 June 1999, p 22). “The Freenet protocol is designed to make tracing the publishers of content impossible,