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CryptoHarlem Party Tomorrow!

The Calyx Institute is proud to sponsor CryptoHarlem parties, where hackers, community organizers and anyone interested in the intersection of tech and activism can meet, mingle and learn from experts about the frontiers of online activism. The next CryptoHarlem party is tomorrow, March 12, 2019 from 6:30-9. Tomorrow's topic: hacking and security jobs in government. Learn more here: https://www.meetup.com/New-York-Cryptoparty-Network/events/259673180/

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Our History

In 2010, Founder and Executive Director, Nicholas Merrill had to stress the importance of cyber privacy and security. He didn't mind. Merrill had just been partially un-gagged from a National Security Letter received from the FBI in 2004 as the owner of a small Internet Service Provider. It was the first Constitutional challenge filed against the USA Patriot Act statute. The experience prompted him to found The Calyx Institute to increase awareness about online privacy, surveillance and acessability through software development, advocacy and outreach.

In seven years, working with a shoestring budget, we've set up our organizational structure including 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, assembled a stellar advisory panel, leading partner organizations, supporting foundations and a network of supporters. With our members' generous support, we've developed new technologies, improved access to online privacy tools, published and translated educational materials, trained journalists...view

The Calyx Institute: Who We Are and What We Do

The Calyx Institute is a technology non-profit with the mission of developing, testing and distributing free privacy software, as well as working to bridge the digital divide.

The Calyx Institute is entirely member supported. Thanks to our members, we can develop cutting-edge Internet privacy services and make them widely available for free. Like a calyx opens to support a flower in bloom, our goal is to grow and expand, finding new and innovative ways to defend online privacy, security and accessibility.

Currently, we offer free VPN service at www.calyx.net based on the incredibly ambitious LEAP open source project. Thanks to your support, we now plan to expand that offering to include their cloud-based client encrypted email solution as well.

Our Jabber instant messaging service began as an experiment, but surprised us all by growing into a very popular service with over 150,000 registered accounts! Find out more at jabber....view

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