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Signal >> Blog >> Signal Foundation
We’re glad those are the choices we’ve made. Today, we are launching the Signal Foundation, an emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofit created and made possible by Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, to support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous. In case you missed it, Brian left WhatsApp and Facebook last year, and has been thinking about how to best focus his future time and energy on building nonprofit technology for public good.

Starting with an initial $50,000,000 in funding, we can now increase the size of our team, our capacity, and our ambitions. This means reduced uncertainty on the path to sustainability, and the strengthening of our long-term goals and values. Perhaps most significantly, the addition of Brian brings an incredibly talented engineer and visionary with decades of experience building successful products to our team.
ee  signal  software  privacy  crypto 
march 2018 by osi_info_program
Secure Messaging Scorecard | Electronic Frontier Foundation
In the face of widespread Internet surveillance, we need a secure and practical means of talking to each other from our phones and computers. Many companies offer “secure messaging” products—but are these systems actually secure? We decided to find out, in the first phase of a new EFF Campaign for Secure & Usable Crypto.
crypto  privacy  eff 
november 2014 by osi_info_program
N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption - NYTimes.com
A major new revelation from the 50,000-document Snowden trove.
privacy  crypto  OMG 
september 2013 by osi_info_program
BlackBerry to 'allow Indian government to monitor messages' | Technology | guardian.co.uk
"Research In Motion's move could permit officials to lawfully access corporate customers' communications"
blackberry  india  surveillance  crypto  news 
november 2010 by osi_info_program
Dissent Magazine - Online Features - Decrypting the Web -
Siva Vaidhyanathan shows how the recent reports that the US wants to "wiretap the internet" will be crypto wars 2 - and end just the same.
crypto  surveillance  oped 
october 2010 by osi_info_program
EPIC - EPIC Seeks Details on New Government Crypto Regulations
"PIC has sent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency for information about a proposal to expand Internet surveillance and deploy weakened security standards."
nsa  us  surveillance  crypto  foi  grantees  news 
october 2010 by osi_info_program
FBI Drive for Encryption Backdoors Is Déjà Vu for Security Experts | Threat Level | Wired.com
More crypto-war reminiscing in light of NYTimes report on US gov request for surveilance backdoor on encrypted communications
crypto  surveillance  us 
september 2010 by osi_info_program
Government Seeks Back Door Into All Our Communications | Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF declares crypto-wars restarted after NYT report on US government request for surveillance backdoors to all comms tech. "This is exactly the wrong message for the U.S. government to be sending to the rest of the world."
grantees  news  oped  crypto  surveillance  us 
september 2010 by osi_info_program
BlackBerry wins the battle but not the war in India | Technology | The Guardian
"Ban still looms despite temporary truce after BlackBerry maker RIM grants authorities access to 'secure' data passed between devices"
blackberry  india  crypto 
september 2010 by osi_info_program
Technology Review: Computing with Secrets, but Keeping them Safe
"A novel technique could see future Web services work with sensitive data without ever being able to read it. Several implementations of a mathematical proof unveiled just last year will allow cryptographers to start making the proposal more practical."
crypto  cloudcomputing  security  privacy  news 
june 2010 by osi_info_program

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