Swedish Pirate Party launches Commercial Darknet

Today, the Swedish Pirate Party launched a new Internet service that lets anybody send and receive files and information over the Internet without fear of being monitored or logged. In technical terms, such a network is called a “darknet”. The service allows people to use an untraceable address in the darknet, where they cannot be personally identified.

“There are many legitimate reasons to want to be completely anonymous on the Internet,” says Rickard Falkvinge, chairman of the Pirate Party. “If the government can check everything each citizen does, nobody can keep the government in check. The right to exchange information in private is fundamental to the democratic society. Without a safe and convenient way of accessing the Internet anonymously, this right is rendered null and void.”

They are offering a neutral IP on top of your existing ISP service through a strongly encrypted VPN connection. The service is available for 5 EURO (6.40 US$) a month and is delivered through a company called Relakks.

That sounds like an interesting opportunity for people who are using P2P Networks or other kinds of Sharing Networks.

Read the full press Release here.

2 Comments

  1. FerreFerre08-15-2006

    It’s very much needed for everyone on earth who wants their privacy kept private since the American government believes they have the right to violate the whole world’s privacy. (All for the safety of our children, of course)

  2. cldnailscldnails08-15-2006

    I agree with you Ferre and as a US citizen I sypathize with anyone wanting to remain anonymous. I used to be hot and heavy in the p2p crowd, but for the past year have been pretty much dry.

    Nevertheless, I strongly support any efforts to retain anonymity on the internet or in any other facet of life.

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