The web interface is also used for most configuration and node management tasks.
Through the use of separate applications or plugins loaded into the node software, users can interact with the network in other ways, such as forums similar to web forums or Usenet or interfaces more similar to traditional P2P "filesharing" interfaces.
Their view is that free speech, in itself, is not in contradiction with any other consideration—the information is not the crime.
Freenet attempts to remove the possibility of any group imposing its beliefs or values on any data.
On 11 February 2015, Freenet received the SUMA-Award for "protection against total surveillance." Freenet is different from most other peer-to-peer applications, both in how users interact with it and in the security it offers.
Using FProxy, a user can browse freesites (websites that use normal HTML and related tools, but whose content is stored within Freenet rather than on a traditional web server).Freenet has always been free software, but until 2011 it required users to install Java.This problem was solved by making Freenet compatible with Open JDK, a free and open source implementation of the Java Platform.Although many states censor communications to different extents, they all share one commonality in that a body must decide what information to censor and what information to allow.What may be acceptable to one group of people may be considered offensive or even dangerous to another.Freenet is a peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant communication.