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Zero-Knowledge Systems Releases First Tranche of Source Code; Previews Linux Version of Freedom, its Total Internet Privacy Solution.

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Zero-Knowledge(R) Systems, the leading developer of privacy solutions for consumers and companies, will release its first source code today. Mike Shaver Mike Shaver (born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, on February 17, 1977) is a software developer who is known for his work on several open source projects. He has been involved in the development of many of the technologies that enable interactive web pages, such as the , Zero-Knowledge's Chief Software Officer, last week previewed the Linux client of the company's award-winning privacy software, Freedom(R) at the Ottawa Linux Symposium The Ottawa Linux Symposium is an annual Linux conference held every year since 1999 in Ottawa, Canada. In 2007 the conference is being held a month before the GCC Summit.

In recent years, around 750-800 people have attended the conference.

In this first source release, Zero-Knowledge will release the source code of the Freedom Linux kernel The nucleus of the Linux operating system. The Linux kernel, which was developed by Linus Torvalds, was integrated with software from the GNU Project and other sources to create the actual Linux operating system. See Linux, GNU/Linux and kernel.  interface. Source code will be available for download from the Zero-Knowledge website at This interface contains the code that allows Freedom to intercept all incoming and outgoing data from a computer and can be useful for implementing secure networking solutions for Linux. In accordance with the company's stated commitment to open source, additional source code to the Freedom client and server will be made available in the coming months.

"In response to the strong demand for our code and in accordance with our commitment to security through openness, we are excited to preview the Linux client and embark on the first step toward releasing the source code," said Shaver, who previously headed developer relations and open source evangelism Evangelism
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. "Source availability is an important part of any credible privacy solution, and by releasing source code Zero-Knowledge further demonstrates that Freedom is the best solution available."

Freedom is the first commercial product that empowers Internet users Internet user ninternauta m/f

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 to fully control their identities and personal information on the Internet. Freedom transparently encrypts and reroutes Internet traffic Internet traffic is the flow of data around the Internet. It includes web traffic, which is the amount of that data that is related to the World Wide Web, along with the traffic from other major uses of the Internet, such as electronic mail and peer-to-peer networks. , preventing the accidental release of information that could compromise personal privacy online. Users create multiple digital identities (pseudonyms This article gives a list of pseudonyms, in various categories. Pseudonyms are similar to, but distinct from, secret identities. Artists, sculptors, architects
  • Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski de Rola)
  • Bramantino (Bartolomeo Suardi)
, or "nyms") that they can associate with their Internet activities.

About Zero-Knowledge Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Zero-Knowledge Systems ( is laying the digital infrastructure for privacy-enabled communications and commerce between individuals, companies, governments and organizations. Zero-Knowledge provides consumers and companies with privacy solutions using advanced mathematics, cryptography and source code: the only reliable way to ensure privacy and security.

In December 1999, Zero-Knowledge launched Freedom(R), the only consumer privacy application that empowers Internet users to surf the Web, send email, chat and post to newsgroups This is a list of newsgroups that are significant for their popularity or their position in Usenet history.

As of October 2002, there are about 100,000 Usenet newsgroups, of which approximately a fifth are active.
 in total privacy without having to trust third parties with their personal information. Freedom traffic is linked to untraceable digital identities called "nyms" rather than users' true identities, and is encrypted and routed through the Freedom Network, a globally distributed network of Freedom Servers hosted by ISPs and independent server operators around the world. A US$49.95 commercial version can be downloaded at Journalists can visit the Zero-Knowledge pressroom at

(Freedom(R) and Zero-Knowledge(R) are registered trademarks of Zero-Knowledge Systems, Inc. All other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.)
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