How do I search in FreeWeb or Freenet?
projects are underway to bring search functionality into Freenet.
At present, there are a couple of good search portals you can use:
Why do FreeWeb websites take so long to display?
This is a price to pay for the anonymity and encryption which Freenet offers.
Websites are not stored on a single, easily located server. While this protects the website from attack, and protects the anonymity of its publisher and visitors, it does result in a time overhead for surfing the site.
However, popular websites will tend to proliferate around Freenet, and be more quickly accessible.
How can I contact the FreeWeb developers?
A temporary contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
FreeWeb encourage illegal activity
But won't FreeWeb create a haven for music and software pirates?
Sadly, modern technology has created a situation where privacy and copyright protection are now in direct conflict.
Both cannot exist at the same time.
Through much contemplation, the developers of FreeWeb and Freenet have concluded that the right to privacy and anonymity are fundamental human rights which morally transcend the principle of private intellectual property ownership.
though went in to finding ways to prevent abuse of FreeWeb.
The developers of FreeWeb and Freenet staunchly believe that artists and content creators do deserve compensation for their efforts. However, the existing system has proven itself to be a failure. Of the revenues generated from sale and licensing of works, artists throughout history have only received the tiniest percentage. Also, history has shown that many incredible works have been universally rejected by publishers, only to win accolades much later, often after the creator's death.
This oppressive system has to go. Consumers pay too much for books, CDs, DVDs, videos etc. Artists get the smallest percentage of royalties. Nobody wins except the publishers and marketers.
The P2P community is keen to usher in a new system of reward for artists/creators, and a new system of contribution for consumers. The internet, as it evolves towards offering a platform for truly safe, secure, convenient (and even anonymous) payments, will make such a system possible.
P2P enthusiasts argue that under a new contribution-based system of reward, the majority of artists/creators will enjoy greater average revenues than they presently do with traditional publishing.
do I protect my anonymity as I use FreeWeb?
If you are concerned that your computer is under surveillance (eg through "Tempest" technologies which allow anyone's keyboard and screen to be monitored at a distance via the radio waves they emit), then take precautions. For example, laptops are safer, because the screen image is much harder, if not impossible, to pick up. But to be completely safe from passive eavesdropping, make sure your computer is inside an electromagnetically-shielded room, or is encased in effective shielding materials.
interesting to note reports that the American National
Security Agency has banned the public sale of such shielding technology
- we wonder why??)
What operating systems does FreeWeb support?
I need a permanent internet connection?
do I FTP my sites to FreeWeb
Why do I have to run update each day?