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[liberationtech] 2014 Access Innovation Prize - $50, 000 for Endpoint Security (deadline Jan 15th)

Michael Carbone michael at
Mon Dec 2 12:20:25 PST 2013

Hi libtech,

The 2014 Access Innovation Prize is now open for submissions:

This year Access is looking for communication technology initiatives from
across the world to address the issue of improving the endpoint security of
individuals and communities working in high-risk environments. “Endpoint
security” aims to secure the device and software an individual uses to
communicate online -- we’re looking to make secure communications more
usable for journalists, activists, human rights defenders, and any other
at-risk users who require such security.

The devices we use are often insecure by default, and the work of
journalists, activists, human rights defenders often attracts powerful
actors who seek to compromise their communications and social circles.
Providing easily deployed secure communications tools to high-risk human
rights defenders and change actors ensures that even the most targeted
individuals will be able to more safely communicate with each other and
with the world. And as we continue to learn more of the extent that
government surveillance penetrates our lives and communities, the more
necessary it is that all of us -- as individuals and communities -- have
tools to guarantee our human rights in all environments.

The 2014 Access Innovation Prize is designed to discover and reward
projects that demonstrate unique positive impact on the endpoint security
of at-risk users in need. You can submit a near-to-complete project,
improve an existing tool or combination of tools, or something in-between.

Details and criteria for submission are available on the prize website:

The application for this year’s Access Innovation Prize closes on January
15th. We will be awarding $50,000 to the winning project at RightsCon:
Silicon Valley <> in March 2014.

To view the categories, judges, finalists, and winners of last year's
Access Innovation Prize, please see the posts below:

Let me know if you have any questions, thanks!

Michael Carbone
Manager of Tech Policy & Programs
Access |

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