Anonymity is important!
There is good information about P2P at www.planetpeer.de/
, however it's mostly in German. But there is a discussion forum
and a wiki
which are mostly in English.
I have some German pages on P2P
I experiment with anonymity protocols because they are important.
They are not important because I fear others are watching me. You can always ask me, I will tell you the truth. I must do this, as I am a very bad liar.
However I am mathematican. Because of that, I know, that all those ideas of "surveillance, protection and control" are very harmfull. There is a mathematical proof, that, if you ever each the goal, that you can control everything and have every bad move under surveillance, the Internet becomes unusable for ordinary people.
Anonymity protocols hinder that. They not only make it impossible to do surveillance, they also make it impossible for others to control what you say, what you see and what you think.
And more over, it is a known fact, that authenticity can only be reached through anonymity. Else votes for elections would not be held in anonymity. So taking away the anonymity from the Internet would mean to take authenticity from it. Without anonymity, all sources of authentic news on the Net will die out.
This must not happen. Anonymity tools are important for our future!
- I donated money to JAP
- I run a freenet node.
- I now run an I2P node, too.