Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn't rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users' devices. If the internet's down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the internet's up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.
There will be a Briar Meetup in New York hosted by @calyxinstitute on Saturday June 9. No registration required. Just show up and meet a Briar developer.
This is a great opportunity to add more peers to your Briar contact list and try out the app with others (Android phone required).
When Saturday June 9th - 7pm Eastern time
Help us bridge the "Digital Divide" by supporting our campaign as part of DuckDuckGo's $500,000 Privacy Challenge
We are super excited and very honored to have been chosen to be one of the contestants in DuckDuckGo's $500,000 Privacy Challenge fundraiser. Your help is essential to meeting this goal. The team that raises the most money gets $50,000 .. second place $40,000, all the way down to sixteenth place gets $3,000 .. and there are weekly bonus challenges for orgs to win another $247,000. And there are other challenges each week - for instance any donation made between now and April 10 at 1:59:59pm ET will be matched - dollar for dollar - up to $3,000 ! And if we can raise $5000 by the end of the week we would get entered to win an additional $5000.
Please give your support ( or join the team to recruit other supporters ) at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/the-calyx-institute
The Calyx Institute now has access to Sprint's 4G / LTE data network and you can get a full year of wireless data for FREE with membership * !!For legal reasons, we can't call it unlimited data service, but..... We are supposed to refer to it as 30 GB+.. however when you pass the 30GB mark during the month, the Internet service does not slow down (throttle), or cut you off, and there are NO overage charges.
The plan only works in the USA in Sprint's 4G/LTE service area (see instructions to check the map below). It does not include off-network roaming, and it is subject to any standard network management that Sprint may apply to commercial broadband data-only account users.
Do the math yourself. Find out what a 30GB/month mobile data service plan normally costs (and that plan will shut off after 30GB!) and you will see what an amazing value this is.
* We are giving away...view