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= hacker group, medialab in Catania, Italy



""Freaknet is a meeting point for developers and technology enthusiasts like myself,” says Andrea. "We discuss file sharing, peer to peer, digitalization of information and the use of wireless networks.

Some years ago we realized that the broad availability of wireless and similar technologies creates millions of miniature wireless broad band networks which could be seen as "connectivity bubbles" that essentially are active all around us.

During one of our discussions, an idea was born: Would it be possible, using p2p and wireless technologies, to gain independence from internet providers and make free and open net connectivity for all a reality?

Could a local anonymous network be built that would connect all of our wireless devices and that could function even in the absence of a connection with the "greater internet"?" (