Join the Darknet

The Swedish Pirate Party has launched a service that lets anyone send files or information over the Internet without fear of being monitored or logged. Technically they say, this is called a “darknet”. I could spend a lot of time discussing who’s going to use it and what they’re going to do with it, but I don’t really know. Why not read their press release instead.

The service is called ‘Relakks‘, and apparently when you sign up you can “feel more free and relaxed when you’re on the internet”.

Perhaps most interesting is:

The Pirate Party is Sweden’s largest political party outside Parliament. It was founded in January, 2006, and is running for office in this fall’s general elections. The party only has three issues on its agenda: shared culture, free knowledge, and protected privacy.

It’s already been on Digg and Slashdot, so I’m late to the party again.

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2 thoughts on “Join the Darknet”

  1. The Swedish is useful for people who want to have a semblance of privacy who do not want their surfing habits picked apart to create more targeted ads on Adsense for eBay or being read about like the poor AOL searchers.

    At the end of the day its a connection with an an anonymous proxy secured with a VPN. Not quite the sinister file sharing darknet the film companies will be bricking themselves about.

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