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[liberationtech] Crowd steps up to fund 'NSA-proof' app

Brian Conley brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Thu Jul 11 23:09:04 PDT 2013


If it's not open source we aren't trusting it, so wait and see.
On Jul 11, 2013 11:06 PM, "Yosem Companys" <companys at stanford.edu> wrote:

> http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201307112159-0022901
>
> Crowd steps up to fund 'NSA-proof' app
>
> In just 36 hours, users contributed $100,000 to fund an app designed
> to get around state spy agencies like the US National Security Agency
> (NSA). Swedish tech entrepreneurs, including Pirate Bay co-founder
> Peter Sunde, successfully crowdfunded the planned iOS and Android app
> named Heml.is, Swedish for "secret".
>
> The creators claim, "We're building a message app where no one can
> listen in, not even us". The project seeks to provide an alternative
> to services offered by major tech companies, which they say "have been
> forced to open up their systems and hound out information about their
> users".
>
> [snip]
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