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_What IS I2P?_

I2P, otherwise known as the Invisible Internet Project, is a full darknet implementation that runs on Java and is therefore available anywhere Java will run, including desktops, embedded systems and cellphones.

What is a darknet, you ask? It's a network within a network, unmonitorable by your ISP or government, providing, in the case of I2P, anonymous access to a broad raft of services including websites, chat networks, and peer-to-peer filesharing facilities.

_What can I2P do for you?_

The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously on I2P. Though suitable for general privacy-conscious usage, I2P is also designed to protect users under high risk, such as:

  • Activists
  • Marginalized groups
  • Victims of ethnic, political, or religious persecution
  • Journalists
  • Whistleblowers
  • More use cases…

_Try I2P now_ (download link)


_How does I2P work?_


It’s a series of tubes…

_Supported Applications_

  • Email - Integrated web mail interface, decentralized email plugin
  • Web browsing - Anonymous websites, gateways to and from the public Internet
  • Blogging and forums - Blogging plugins, Syndie support
  • Website hosting - Integrated web server
  • Real-time chat - Instant messaging and IRC
  • File sharing - ED2K and Gnutella clients, integrated BitTorrent client
  • Decentralized file storage - Tahoe-LAFS
  • More supported applications…

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