Wikipedia describes Freenet as “a peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant, anonymous communication,” released in the year 2000. “Both Freenet and some of its associated tools were originally designed by Ian Clarke,” Wikipedia adds. (And in 2000 Clarke answered questions from Slashdot’s readers…)

And now Ian Clarke (aka Sanity — Slashdot reader #1,431) returns to share this announcement:

Freenet, a familiar name to Slashdot readers for over 23 years, has undergone a radical transformation: Freenet 2023, or “Locutus”. While the original Freenet was like a decentralized hard drive, the new Freenet is like a full decentralized computer, allowing the creation of entirely decentralized services like messaging, group chat, search, social networking, among others. The new Freenet is implemented in Rust and designed for efficiency, flexibility, and transparency to the end user.

“Designed for simplicity and flexibility, Freenet 2023 can be used seamlessly through your web browser, providing an experience that feels just like

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