I just launched a fundraising campaing for a new project of mine called 1985. 1985 is an Internet protocol and soon-to-be a mobile application that uses peer-to-peer encryption and relaying to accomplish anonynimity for phone calls from cell phones. In order to build the app, we need funding, so we created an Indiegogo campaign for it.
If hearing that the NSA has collected your phone records for years makes you outraged and you’re looking for something you can do, please contribute if you can and share on Facebook, by e-mail, etc. etc. etc.:
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I guess there’s no way to encyrpt my obama samsung-tracfone?… (seriously)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:11:20 +0000 To: email@example.com
You may want to help by joining these folks: https://silentcircle.com I think you and them are doing the same thing.
We actually recommended them for Part 7 of No Surveillance State Month: https://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/no-surveillance-state-month-part-7-encrypted-phone-calls/
…but 1985 has 2 distinct advantages:
1) The encryption is peer-to-peer using relays, which prevents *metadata* from being collected. SilentCircle’s product would still allow a government spy to see who you were calling.
2) SilentCircle is prohibitively expensive — about $50/month! 1985 will be a few dollars a month.
So cheaper and better. Neat!!!