11 February 2015:

The "SUMA-EV - Association for Free Access to Knowledge" (which operates the search engine MetaGer.Net) conferred the SUMA-Award 2014 to the Freenet Project.

See reports on Heise-Ticker (german) or Amander (english)

The SUMA-Award is endowed with 2.500 Euro and has been delivered to Arne Babenhauserheide as a representative of the award winning project during the SUMA-Kongress. While our (electronic) communication is subject to surveillance by several actors we have to find out ways to secure it. The freenet-project provides a specific software (you may download it here: Freenet Software) which offers peer-to-peer communication without any centralized servers or other similar technical devices. All data exists decentralized and encrypted on user's devices. A special darknet-mode allows you to restrict the peers to known friends.

The jury said that the freenet-project stands for and embodies protection against surveillance and censorship in an outstanding way.

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