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The real task is to devise a secure system without a point where either a cutoff or a cutout can be installed by people with a million times your political and financial power.

Unless you count stopping you from having a computer, that already exists:

Freenet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

While Freenet provides an HTTP interface for browsing freesites, it is not a proxy for the World Wide Web; Freenet can only be used to access content that has been previously inserted into the Freenet network. In this way, it is more similar to filesharing applications than to proxy software like Tor.

Many of the differences in how Freenet behaves at a user level are direct or indirect consequences of its strong focus on free speech and anonymity. Freenet attempts to protect the anonymity of both people inserting data into the network (uploading) and those retrieving data from the network (downloading). Unlike file sharing systems, there is no need for the uploader to remain on the network after uploading a file or group of files. Instead, during the upload process, the files are broken into chunks and stored on a variety of other computers on the network. When downloading, those chunks are found and reassembled. Every node on the Freenet network contributes storage space to hold files, and bandwidth that it uses to route requests from its peers.

But as long as censorship on the web is slight, so will usage of such technologies be, so there is not much point in publishing the wikileaks documents on Freenet. If censorship is ramped up and every kid that wants access to culture without paying installs Freenet (or something similar) usage will go up, and it will go up as a channel of information.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sun Dec 19th, 2010 at 07:34:28 AM EST
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