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Comment Re:First post? (Score 3, Insightful) 231

Unlike with Tor, each user is a router (especially true for high-bandwidth users). Obviously people are not a router to the regular net (as that could get people in trouble), but all users route data through the I2P network itself.
In other words, if you want high-bandwidth bittorrenting, it helps a lot to contribute bandwidth yourself (makes you well-integrated). This keeps leechers to a slightly lower level.
Secondly, as torrents consume a lot of bandwidth, they also provide cover traffic for other people who might not more anonymity.
Encryption

Submission + - Anonymous network I2P 0.7.2 released (i2p2.de)

Mathiasdm writes: "The Invisible Internet Project, also known as I2P, has seen its 0.7.2 release (download). I2P uses multiple encryption layers, and routing through several other computers to hide both sender and receiver of messages. On top of the network, regular services such as mail, browsing, file sharing and chatting are supported. This release (and all of the releases since 0.7) is at the start of a new development period, in which the I2P developers wish to spread the word about the secure network. This new release includes performance improvements, a first edition of an experimental new desktop interface and security improvements (by limiting the number of tunnels a single peer can participate in)."
Security

Submission + - Anonymous network I2P 0.7.1 released (i2p2.de)

Mathiasdm writes: "I2P is an anonymous communication network that works by encrypting each message multiple times and forwarding them through other I2P users. Anonymity is an ever more important topic in a society where internet filters are installed and people are sued because they visited the wrong website.
I2P 0.7.1 has been released with a whole bunch of new features and improvements for users wanting to browse, mail, torrent or 'insert your favourite web activity here' (yes, there is porn). The new release is available for download."

Google

Submission + - Google Summer of Code announces mentor projects!

mithro writes: "As everyone should already know, Google is running the Summer of Code again this year. For those who don't know, GSoC is where Google funds student's to participate in Open Source projects and has been running for 5 years, bringing together over 2600 students and 2500 mentors from nearly 100 countries worldwide. Google has just announced the projects which will be mentor organizations this year. It includes a great list of Open Source projects from a wide range of different genres, include content management systems, compilers, many programming languages and even a bunch of games!"
Privacy

Submission + - Anonymous network I2P 0.7 released (i2p2.de)

Mathiasdm writes: The Invisible Internet Project, also known as I2P, has seen its 0.7 release (download). I2P uses multiple encryption layers, and routing through several other computers to hide both sender and receiver of messages. On top of the network, regular services such as mail, browsing, file sharing and chatting are supported.
This major version change marks a new period, in which the I2P developers wish to spread the word about the secure network. This new release includes improvements in the built-in bittorrent client, changes in the network exploration software and an experimental new address system using base32 hashes of destination keys.

First Person Shooters (Games)

Submission + - Duke Nukem Forever Trailer Tomorrow 2

kaos07 writes: 3D Realms main man George Broussard has dropped word (http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=29639/) that a trailer for the elusive Duke Nukem Forever will be released tomorrow, no joke.

"Last Saturday we had our annual company Christmas party. It was a lot of fun as usual but it featured one special surprise," explained Broussard. "It turns out that several people had been secretly working late nights and into the wee hours of the morning preparing a special video for those at the party. They created a short teaser for Duke Nukem Forever. After seeing the teaser we thought it was something we should share with all of you and while it's just a teaser, rest assured more is coming.

Accompanying this massive announcement was a single in-engine screenshot. http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/attachment.php?s=4323b7d2c0b4dc12919f0f2f9ae9cc11&attachmentid=8272&d=1198015727/
Christmas Cheer

Submission + - Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Trailer Released (shacknews.com)

delorean79 writes: "According to a post by some bloke at 3D Realms on their forums, Duke Nukem Forver IS HAPPENING. The story goes that some blokes presented a teaser trailer to staff at the office Xmas party this year. The teaser trailer will be released tomorrow (19th December) at 12pm CST. More info is found here and a screenshot from the teaser can be found here. The original forum post is here. I bet it still never makes it to the store shelves. Ever."

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