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[liberationtech] Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign - Slashdot

Nate Cardozo nate at eff.org
Fri Oct 17 18:12:16 PDT 2014


On 10/18/14 9:04 AM, Yosem Companys wrote:
> From Slashdot:
>
> "On Friday, the controversy surrounding Anonabox reached its zenith
> with Kickstarter officially canceling the project's funding campaign.
> Anonabox began with a modest goal of $7,500, but quickly reached its
> goal 82 times over. Then funders and interested parties began to
> scrutinize the project's claims, and that's when the project ran into
> trouble. From hardware that wasn't actually custom-made to software
> that didn't actually fulfill promises of privacy-focused routing on
> the internet, the facts regarding Anonabox proved that it was in
> blatant violation of Kickstarter's rules against false advertising.
> This project clearly failed, but if the support it initially garnered
> is any indication, the public is hungry for easy-to-use technology
> that encrypts and anonymizes all personal internet traffic."
>
> http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/10/17/2136212/kickstarter-cancels-anonabox-funding-campaign
As of now, the campaign is only suspended not cancelled, which means as
soon as Germar satisfies Kickstarter's concerns, it can go back live.
This thing ain't over...

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