They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.
Latest news - edition 43 of 22th June 2012 (not fully updated)
The Winston Smith Project organized e-privacy 2012
in Milan the 21th and 22th June 2012. Details on the convention
The Winston Smith Project organized the event
"Schegge di Kriptonite - Kriptonite splinters" (video)
, the 25th june 2011 .
The Winston Smith Project was at
first convention, held in Salerno the 6 september 2009,
where was introduced the
project, an evolution of
homepage of convention
video of Rosebox presentation.
Peacereporter and Winston Smith Project
are working together to realize
an initiative to defend freedom of speech and press, and to build and manage a
privacy server hosted in Peacereporter datacenter.
Saturday 11th October 09:30 in Rome
will be held a conference on
"Save civil rights, stop surveillance escalation".
following the link you'll find event details.
You can find the
with the explaination of the event, and leaflets, posters and graphics in the
"Graphics" section of the site (Italian only, but is not entirely our fault!!).
The translation of the Winston Smith Project freesite must go on; we need you
to volunteer for this job. Write or send a message if you can help us.
At this moment, only the homepage is in English; if this goes on blame not only
us but also all bilingual visitor that didn't volunteer for translation.
The Project freesite is on Freenet again; the site was reinserted in Freenet 0.7 at this URI freenet:USK@RU-C2q5kN7K62WO3seMMjSTUY8izF2vCFyVFOnLf~Q0,wxvGO2QMT6IN9c7dNUhHeHnXVVwhq8YLbQL~DlMA7YE,AQACAAE/pws/6/
The Project site is avalaible as Tor hidden service.
To use it you need Tor and Privoxy installed and active; go to the
It is possible to donate to the Project via PayPal; try it, you'll feel better!
News from previous editions
The Winston Smith Project organized e-privacy 2009
in Florence the 22-23 May 2009.
During the convention there was be the
Big Brother Award Italia 2009
A full independent
in English made by a convention member is avalaible.
The full press release document in English is avalaible
The Winston Smith Project organized the italian chapter of
"Freedom, not Fear 2008",
in collaboration with
The Winston Smith Project was at MOCA 2008
camp, held in Pescara, Italy from 21 to 24 august 2008.
The Winston Smith Project organized E-privacy 2008
, that was held in Florence the 9-10 May 2008. During the convention there was the
Big Brother Award Italia 2008
prizes assignment ceremony.
You was unable to find the T-shirt or the logo of the Project ?
You can try more to find them, or do-it-yourself using the
and the T-shirt graphic avalaible in
The Winston Smith Project organized E-privacy 2007
, held in Florence the 18th and 19th May; you can find papers & audio on this
During the convention there was the
Big Brother Award Italia 2007
prizes assignment ceremony.
You are unable to visit some of the external links of the site? Probably you are using a mirror of the Project freesite; in this case external links and messaging cannot work because they are written for Freenet, the anonymous messaging only work there and externali link have a different syntax. For link however, just a bit of initiative and cut&paste will suffice. Links in red will put you outside Freenet; they are verified, but following them make you traceable. You must already know, but the standard warning apply; be careful.
Winston Smith is the main character of "1984", the famous George Orwell's novel; at the end of the novel, Winston Smith is defeated by the Big Brother.
Today, in the Third Millennium, Big Brother is between us, materialized from the printed
paper of a book to the real world, and become bigger each day; this happens unnoticed
or approved by the majority of people, .
We don't want this happens !
We have the instruments to save our privacy.
We don't watch passively the coming of Big Brother.
We'll do all we can do to avoid that in the third millennium, Orwell's vision,
or better Orwell's nightmare become reality, that Big Brother take control
of our privacy and our lives.
Luckily, we are not yet in Winston Smith's world, where he/we need to fight against
a consolidated establishment; in the real world we can still stop his growth.
In the '90, with the introduction of P.G.P.(Pretty Good Privacy) and other
cryptographic system for personal use, this danger seems defeated. In the following
years newer and stronger privacy instruments were developed: Anonymous Remailer,
anonymous peer-to-peer network like Freenet, free software version of Pgp.
Unfortunately, the strength of all powerful defense systems is greatly reduced
because too few people know it and fewer use it. More people use it, more difficult
to obtain a global control of our lives become.
What we need to do ? We think that the attempt to directly teach the use of the
privacy self-defense already failed, and in the present globalization cannot have
any practical usefulness.
For this reason we think we need to achieve a multiplying factor,
to reach enough people that use and live partly in the Net.
The Winston Smith Project's objective is to facilitate the creation of "E-privacy
service provider", giving them the know-how and the documentation needed to
the setup of "E-privacy public servers".
As first goal, the Project will make software & documentation kits to make easier
build and startup Freenet servers, Anonymous Remailers and Anonymous Proxy, and
at the same time give maximum visibility of all those resources to end users.
Doing that, we'll build a team of people able to give technical support to
individual that want to install and operate privacy servers and to end users.
We think that the resources needed to build privacy server (free, freely available,
operated by volunteers as usual on the good 'ol Internet) are common on the Net, like the concern about
privacy in the globalized world.
We want be the catalyzer; do you have spare time and knowledge to invest here ?
Follow us in this adventure !